Photos: Emma Raducanu uses weekend in Miami to get good practice ahead of Miami Open
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Emma Raducanu used the weekend in Miami to practice as the Briton is hoping to continue her good form and make a strong Miami result.
Raducanu, 20, is coming off a positive Indian Wells run, where she reached the round-of-16 before losing to Iga Swiatek.
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Now, Raducanu is set to compete in Miami after the tournament organizers handed her a main draw wildcard. In Miami, Raducanu is set to compete for the second time. Last year, Raducanu was a seeded player and had a first-round bye in Miami.
After a first-round bye, Raducanu was beaten by Katerina Siniakova in the second round.
Raducanu high on confidence
In Indian Wells, Raducanu was playing for the first time since the Australian Open. In the desert, Raducanu clinched a few notable wins before she fell short to Swiatek.
En route to reaching the Indian Wells round-of-16, Raducanu defeated 2023 Australian Open semifinalist Magda Linette and also top-15 player Beatriz Haddad Maia. For Raducanu, it was extremely important to beat a few notable names in one tournament.
After exiting Indian Wells, Raducanu admitted that her confidence improved after a positive run in the desert. "Yeah, it feels good. Gives me confidence. I think especially because of where I was before this tournament, didn’t think I would even play, to be honest.
But to have played and then won three rounds and beaten two amazing opponents, yeah, I’m very proud of myself. Now it’s just about consistent work to physically get to where I want to be. Yeah, I saw a taste of the level where No.
1 is at physically and how she is at the corners, repetitive, relentless. Yeah, I just couldn’t take that," Raducanu said after exiting Indian Wells. Last year, Raducanu didn't manage to record her first win in Miami. It remains to be seen if Raducanu can do better in Miami this year.