“I really look forward to these big moments and the big tournaments. It feels good to be able to move freely and just like run around, it's quite fun.”
High hopes for the future
The teenage prodigy, already a Grand Slam champion, is urging patience with her trajectory, but also has lofty ambitions on the terre battue.
“I think that when I said that six weeks ago, and I still think this, is that I could be a great clay court player, looking forward, long, medium term, in a few years where I have definitely developed more robustness and I'm able to repeat the same shots over and over,” stated Raducanu.
“I really am enjoying the clay. To be honest, I think I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would. Clay at the beginning kind of was like written off, ‘Oh, it's a clay court, just have a go’.
“But now I really believe that I can be good and faster than I thought it would be. I'm definitely looking forward for the coming clay court seasons.”