Emma Raducanu shares her 'ultimate tennis dream'



by DZEVAD MESIC

Emma Raducanu shares her 'ultimate tennis dream'
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Emma Raducanu reveals winning Wimbledon is "still the ultimate dream" of hers. Raducanu, 20, has one Grand Slam title in her collection, having won the 2021 US Open as a teenage qualifier. But just before her astonishing 2021 US Open, Raducanu made the 2021 Wimbledon round-of-16 as a wildcard in her Grand Slam debut.

Raducanu, who missed this year's Wimbledon after undergoing multiple surgeries, is set to come back next year and she is hoping to do well at The Championships. "Wimbledon is the dream and always has been growing up. It's still the ultimate dream to win Wimbledon," Raducanu told BBC London.

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Raducanu enjoyed a very memorable Wimbledon debut

In the summer of 2021, Raducanu was one of the best stories of that year's Wimbledon edition. In her Wimbledon debut, then the 18-year-old Raducanu beat Vitalia Diatchenko, Marketa Vondrousova and Sorana Cirstea to make the second week at The Championships. "Yeah, I would say that I haven't even thought about anything that would be to come.

I'm just really enjoying my experience and my journey that I'm going through right now. I think for me, someone who has not been able to compete much, has always been sort of held back by something, I think that just to be able to be at The Championships, I feel like I'm on a holiday, like it's unbelievable.

I just want to stay here for as long as I can," Raducanu said after her Wimbledon second-round win over Marketa Vondrousova. In the Wimbledon round-of-16, Raducanu suffered an anxiety attack before retiring against Ajla Tomljanovic.

Although it was an unfortunate end to Raducanu's 2021 Wimbledon run, the Briton still described her campaign as "absolutely incredible." "Yeah, I mean, I've had the best time of my life. I mean, this whole week has just been absolutely incredible.

I've never felt support like it. I'm just so, so grateful for every single person who cheered me on during the matches and all of the messages I've received via social media or messages. I would just like to thank everyone who got in touch and supported me the last two weeks," Raducanu said after impressive Wimbledon debut in 2021. Last year, Raducanu was beaten by Caroline Garcia in the Wimbledon second round.

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