Emma Raducanu has just issued unbelievably confident Wimbledon statement

Raducanu believes there is no doubt that she will be a Wimbledon champion one day.

by Dzevad Mesic
Emma Raducanu has just issued unbelievably confident Wimbledon statement
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Emma Raducanu has issued one of her most confident statements ever as the 21-year-old Briton believes her lifting a Wimbledon trophy is "just a matter of when really."

Raducanu, who famously won her first Grand Slam title as an 18-year-old playing in her second Grand Slam tournament at the 2021 US Open, hasn't made it past the second round at a Slam since or won any titles. 

But since returning to tennis at the start of this season following three surgeries, Raducanu has looked much better on the court and has shown some positive signs that suggest she is trending in the right direction. And now that Raducanu has managed to stay healthy over a longer period and that she has been able to make certain strides in her game, she is confident that major success will follow. 

"I feel good. I’m playing well and I’m training really hard, I’m doing a lot of good things and I know it’s going to happen. If not this Wimbledon, the next Wimbledon," Raducanu told Grazia.

"I fully back myself and trust myself. It’s just a matter of when really. I’ve been doing all the right things so I’m just looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd."

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Raducanu made her first notable Grand Slam result at Wimbledon

Although nothing can compare to winning the 2021 US Open, Raducanu actually drew attention to herself for the first time during 2021 Wimbledon when she as a wildcard reached the round-of-16 in her Slam main draw debut.

When Raducanu returned to Wimbledon in 2022, she managed to win her opening match but then got ousted by former world No. 4 Caroline Garcia in the second round.

And after skipping last year's Wimbledon due to multiple surgeries, the 21-year-old Briton is fully healthy now and set for her third main draw appearance at The Championships.

10 days ago, Raducanu made it clear she was putting all of her focus on Wimbledon after withdrawing from the French Open qualifying to focus on the grass season. And this Monday, Raducanu posted a selfie taken from a grass practice court.

It will be interesting to see how far can Raducanu go at Wimbledon this year and if she can reach the latter stages of The Championships.

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