Emma Raducanu and Spash Tennis: "I can't be so bad!"



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Emma Raducanu and Spash Tennis: "I can't be so bad!"

Emma Raducanu at 18 years and ten months and with a world number 150 ranking, won her first career Grand Slam title at her US Open in her fifth overall appearance on the WTA Tour. Thanks to this success, Raducanu broke numerous records: she became the first tennis player ever (both men and women) to succeed in the enterprise starting from the qualifications, the youngest women tennis player to win a Major since Maria's triumph Sharapova at Wimbledon 2004 and the first British player to win a Grand Slam after Virginia Wade in 1977.

A few weeks earlier, at Wimbledon, she had pushed her way to the fourth round, becoming the youngest British player in the Open era to reach the round of 16 in the London Slam, at her first participation.

Emma Raducanu and Spash Tennis: "I can't be so bad!"

Lately Emma has been the protagonist of a funny video for her technical clothing sponsor for the Tennis Lab series.

In the video Emma tries the Spash Tennis kit, which consists of hitting a target with water balloons instead of tennis balls. However, in the funny video Raducanu doesn't seem to have had much aim, saying, "I can't be so bad!" After winning the US Open, Emma accepted a wildcard to compete in the Indian Wells WTA 100 which exclusively for the 2021 edition takes place in October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Obtained the bye at the debut, Raducanu was surprised by the Belarusian Aljaksandra Sasnovič, who surpasses her for 2-6 4-6. She obtained her first victory in a tournament of the WTA Tour (The Slams are under the aegis of the ITF-ed.) two weeks later in Cluj-Napoca, in which circumstance she became the author of a comeback against Polona Hercog.

In the second round, she eliminated Ana Bogdan 6-3 6-4, earning the first quarter-final in the WTA Tour. In that circumstance she was annihilated by her peer Marta Kostjuk who left her just three games. In November she became one of the top twenty in the world, ranking precisely in the twentieth position.

Raducanu closed the season in Linz, where she was the first seed and she was ousted in her debut match by the Chinese qualifier Wang Xinyu in three sets; nevertheless, she entered the top twenty in the world, perfecting her best ranking at 19th position.