A more experienced Emma Raducanu on 2023: I’ll be less like a deer in the headlights
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Emma Raducanu now has a clearer picture of the WTA Tour demands and she is hopeful that experience will help her have a better 2023 season. Raducanu, who turned 20 in October, played her first full season on the WTA Tour in 2022.
Throughout the entire 2022 season, Raducanu was struggling with injuries and physical setbacks. After an offseason during which she focused on getting stronger, Raducanu is hoping for a healthier and more successful 2023 season.
“I definitely found it very hectic, how intense the tour was, and full on. A lot of the time you don’t feel ready for the match or the tournament and you still have to keep going. It’s just nonstop, there’s no real breaks in it.
I found that hard to keep going. As every tournament was taking a little bit more out of my body, one thing I struggled with was dealing with injuries. So for 2023 my goal is to stay healthy for longer. I’m looking forward to working hard because I’ve got a better idea of what to expect now.
So I’ll be less like a deer in the headlights," Raducanu told the WTA Tour website.
Raducanu wants her second title in 2023
Raducanu, who achieved a career-high ranking of No 10 last year, is now ranked at No 78 in the world.
Also, Raducanu hasn't had any triumphs since her 2021 Us Open run. In an interview with the WTA website, Raducanu admitted that one of her goals for 2023 is to win at least one title. This week, Raducanu is kicking off her 2023 season at the ASB Classic in Auckland.
After Auckland, Raducanu will go to Melbourne for the Australian Open. Now, Raducanu is stronger and more experienced. Raducanu worked extremely hard in the offseason and it remains to be seen if that will lead to more success for the British tennis star in 2023.