Following her Wimbledon fourth-round breakout, Raducanu took steps down to lower tour tiers, vying in three hard court events Stateside. An 8-3 record, including a final in Chicago just prior to US Open qualifying, again emphasises her will to plot her own path. Gradual and methodical.
Even with her own preparations, Raducanu admits she didn’t expect to be at this stage and is intent on staying level-headed, despite being so close to dreamland glory.
“Let's say I have a hunger to win every single match I play, so I don't want to get ahead of myself at all, because I just like to take it one day at a time. If I take care of what I can control, then that's going to give me the best chance,” stated Raducanu, set to break into the Top 50 next week and become British No.1.
“Until now, I think it's worked very well for me not getting ahead of myself, just focusing on one point at a time. It's got me to this stage, and I'm not going to change anything.”