Emma Raducanu answers if there was any special treatment for her after 2021 US Open

Raducanu wrote tennis history when she won the 2021 US Open as a qualifier.

by Dzevad Mesic
Emma Raducanu answers if there was any special treatment for her after 2021 US Open

Emma Raducanu insisted there was no special treatment for her following her astonishing 2021 US Open victory. Raducanu, who turned 20 this month, wrote tennis history during the 2021 US Open. As a qualifier, Raducanu made it all the way at the US Open - becoming the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam title.

But when Raducanu returned home, everything seemed like it was before she became a Grand Slam champion. “(Winning the US Open) wasn’t a big deal at all for my family – it was just like a normal Friday or Saturday night.

After the US Open I was struggling to get a court at my local club – there was no special treatment at all!" Raducanu told Grazia Magazine.

Raducanu 'proud' of the impact she has had on British kids

Raducanu, ranked at No 75 in the world, quickly became one of the most popular and beloved British athletes among kids.

Following Raducanu's US Open victory, more kids in Great Britain became interested in tennis. “I’m so proud – I don’t really realize the impact I’ve had until I see the tennis courts way more booked up.

I’ve seen kids at my old primary school and at the National Tennis Center, they are all so excited,” Raducanu reflected. Meanwhile, Raducanu is preparing for the 2023 season. Toward the end of the 2022 season, Raducanu sustained a right wrist injury.

Even though Raducanu did her best to recover in time for the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow, she wasn't able to represent her nation. However, Raducanu's progress from the injury is going well and she is expected to kick off her 2023 season in Auckland.

Throughout the entire 2022 season, Raducanu was hampered by injuries and physical setbacks. This offseason, Raducanu has been working extremely hard in the gym as she is determined to remain more injury-free next year.

Emma Raducanu Us Open