Emma Raducanu candidly shares how she feels about tennis and all parts of it



by DZEVAD MESIC

Emma Raducanu candidly shares how she feels about tennis and all parts of it
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Emma Raducanu says she enjoys competing on the court but also putting in practice and training hours. Raducanu, who turned 21 this month, appeared on Tennis Channel's Warm & Fuzzy. The episode was seemingly filmed in March during the Miami Open - before the Briton underwent three surgeries.

When told to ask the magic tennis ball anything on the Warm & Fuzzy, Raducanu hilariously asked why the balls are changing each week on the WTA Tour. The ball responded by saying that because "you are good at tennis." Host Michael Kosta then asked Raducanu if it "feels good to be so skilled at such a fun activity." "I really enjoy playing it, I just love the competition, I love training, I do love putting my training weeks in, it gives me a great satisfaction and feeling but also my motivation a lot of the time, last week was ' I don't want to practice tomorrow, I would rather play a match' and that worked out pretty well." Raducanu told Michael Kosta on Tennis Channel's Warm & Fuzzy.

Raducanu hasn't played since April

In mid-April, Raducanu suffered a brutal 2-6 1-6 loss to Jelena Ostapenko in the Stuttgart first round. Following that loss, Raducanu decided there was no point in continuing while dealing with multiple injuries.

After undergoing surgeries on each wrist and her right ankle, Raducanu feels much better now. “It was difficult to train after the surgeries, so it was very sedentary in the beginning. Through the whole period, I’ve been doing a lot off court, reading a lot and watching some tennis.

Mentally, I feel like I’m in a better place to compete now than I ever have been before since the US Open. I’m hoping to get back on board for next season. I know it’s going to be difficult when you haven’t competed for a long time, like almost a year.

It’s going to probably take me some tournaments to get up to speed. But, once I do, I think I’m in a better headspace to compete now," Raducanu said on Amazon Prime earlier this month.

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