It wasn't an easy start to the season for Emma Raducanu. The British tennis player has not shone in recent months: there have been few positive results that have followed the victory of the US Open in 2021. For this reason, there has been criticism of the number twelve in the world, which sees a new red clay start: "I can be very strong on clay."
In order to get to know a new surface for her and to learn the tricks of her trade, Emma Raducanu spent time in Italy with Riccardo Piatti, who has already worked with Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Jannik Sinner.
"I went there to spend more time on clay. I hadn't played at all before then. I thought I might as well take the opportunity to go to Italy and spend more time on clay," said the world number twelve.
Emma Raducanu reveals her feelings for clay swing
With some training in Italy, the 19-year-old British discovered she had a certain feeling with clay: "I like to move because I feel I have a lot more potential physically and I enjoy sliding.
So after spending more time on this surface, I am sure I will learn more about the surface and the speed of play, I will have to adapt to the time that the earth provides. I feel like I can really use it and play aggressively while still being able to move. I am looking forward to spending more time on clay in the future."
Emma Raducanu's Tough Months Emma Raducanu has not yet played any professional clay court tournaments. A surface that could be a new beginning for the British tennis player.
Since the beginning of 2022, the world number twelve has never gone beyond the second match of a tournament: this is what happened at the Australian Open and Indian Wells. In the remaining tournaments, however, she stopped at the debut match: this is the case in Miami and the Sydney Open.
Powered by Tennis World USA