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Emma Raducanu commits to Australian Open despite strict quarantine laws

Emma Raducanu commits to Australian Open despite strict quarantine laws

9/26/2021 1:29:00 AM

Emma Raducanu commits to Australian Open despite strict quarantine laws

The US Open champion, Emma Raducanu , said she will do whatever needs to be done to compete in Australia as she looked forward to the first grand slam of 2022

Speaking at a LawnTennisAssociation event to celebrate Britain’s US Open champions, Raducanu said: “If I’m seeded, then I’m seeded, but favourite? I think one tournament, you can’t really say I’m a favourite. I’m still so new to everything.“I just feel like I’m learning and absorbing all the knowledge that I’m gaining like a sponge and soaking it all in. That’s what I really want to do. I’m not focused on results, I’m focused on how much I can learn because that’s what’s really going to drive me forward.”

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Organisers are yet to announce plans for the Australian Open but, with entry to the country still heavily restricted and Melbourne having been in lockdown for longer than any other city in the world, players seem certain to have to serve some form of quarantine.

That could mean players having to travel over Christmas, which Raducanu would have no problem with. “Whatever needs to be done to be able to play the Australian Open, I’ll do,” she said. “To me it’s not even a thought or like a battle in my mind. I just want to be at the Australian Open, and I want to compete there, so, whatever it takes to do, I’ll go.” headtopics.com

Unlike her final opponent in New York, Leylah Fernandez, Raducanu did not have to beat a top-10 player at Flushing Meadows, with then world N0 12 Belinda Bencic the highest-ranked player she has faced in her career so far.Raducanu is eager to test herself against the likes of Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka, saying: “I’m hungry to play anyone and I think that would be a really cool challenge.

“I like to challenge myself and obviously it’s going to be extremely difficult to beat a top-10 player or a player of that quality but I’m up for it and, even if I lose, I think it’d be a great learning [opportunity] just to compare where I’m at to where the best in the world are. So either way for me it would be a win-win.”

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