Martina Navratilova explains why she thinks Emma Raducanu won't win 2022 Wimbledon



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Martina Navratilova explains why she thinks Emma Raducanu won't win 2022 Wimbledon

Former nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova says she doesn't believe Emma Raducanu will win this year's Wimbledon but adds the 19-year-old Briton certainly has the potential to win it all at The Championships one day.

Raducanu, 19, made a positive start to hr Wimbledon campaign, beating Alison van Uytvanck 6-4 6-4 in her opener at the tournament. Raducanu played a total of seven games on grass leading up to Wimbledon as she sustained a side injury in her Nottingham first round match.

Navratilova acknowledged there are concerns regarding Raducanu's fitness level and that is one of the reasons why she doesn't believe the 19-year-old can win it all this year. "No, I don't think Emma will win Wimbledon this time around but certainly has the potential to win it one day.

I don't think she's fit enough, her forehand looks a bit dodgy, she's not hitting through the ball, and she could have really lost the match today if Van Uytvanck had played a little bit better. But certainly, the potential is there," Navratilova said during a conversation with Piers Morgan.

Navratilova: I don't see Raducanu winning Wimbledon this year

Raducanu has had several coaching changes since her US Open victory and Navratilova says that's something she is not a fan of. "The first mistake was letting go of the coach who got her to the US Open title.

He did a great job. There have been a lot of changes since then and I think that you're getting so many different viewpoints and then you don't know which way to go. So you need to stick with somebody to see if it works first.

I hope she finds a solution, she's a great talent. She might get into the second week but I don't see her winning unless she finds the form that she had at the US Open," Navratilova said. Raducanu faces Caroline Garcia in the Wimbledon second round.