Emma Raducanu opens on time when she thought about quitting tennis



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Emma Raducanu opens on time when she thought about quitting tennis

Emma Raducanu is now one of the brightest talents in the game but just two years ago she was in a kind of a dark place and contemplated to quit tennis. Raducanu, who is now the face of British tennis, held a virtual conversation with students of Wolwerley Secondary School.

One of the questions Raducanu received was whether she ever contemplated to quit but didn't. When the pandemic started, Raducanu was pretty much locked in a house like everyone else and didn't hit the court for eight months.

Raducanu on time when she thought about quitting

"For sure, I'm not going to lie. I think in the pandemic it was pretty difficult because, you know, circumstances were very challenging and I wasn't able to train - I didn't train for eight months.

I'm just glad that I managed to kind of stay strong through that. And I think that I was definitely rewarded after COVID with some great results and achievements just because of the dedication. And sometimes you can sort of think of it as like, when you feel like you're really low, then you can take a bit of comfort that something good is coming your way, because it doesn't last forever.

No matter how down you might feel. It will make you so much stronger as a person too if you've had those low moments and you've overcome them. You'll definitely feel a lot better about yourself later on," Raducanu said during her conversation with studenfs from Wolwerley Secondary School.

Raducanu last played at Wimbledon, where she suffered a second round defeat versus Caroline Garcia.

After Wimbledon, Raducanu took some time to rest and now she is preparing to kick off her hard court campaign in Washington. The Citi Open in Washington kicks off on August 1 and Raducanu will be making her tournament debut this year.