Emma Raducanu is eager to test out her clay court game in the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Emma Raducanu is excited to make her appearance at the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. The 20-year-old star believes that the tournament “is a super way to begin the clay court season”, and that she will be looking to make a good start to the season.
The British star recently voiced her feelings about the tournament, saying that it is a great tournament and that she had a great experience competing last year.
The star put up an exciting performance last year and earned herself a spot in the quarterfinal. Her path saw her face Australian star Storm Hunter in the round of 32, where the match ended 6-1,6-2 earning the youngster a place in the round of 16.
She then went on to face German competitor Tamara Korpatsch, where she sealed her place in the quarterfinal with a score of 6-0, 2-6, 6-1. Unfortunately for the British star, she saw her tournament come to an end in the quarterfinal against Polish star and world No. 1 Iga Swiatek. The match finished with a score of 4-6, 4-6, ending her shot at the title.
“Very much so! I had a great experience last year and played well, it’s a fun tournament and very well run so I’m really looking forward to returning to Stuttgart,” said Raducanu about her involvement last year.
Raducanu enjoys the competitive atmosphere that surrounds the tournament and likes that it attracts the world’s top players. She will certainly be going out to prove her skills as she looks to redeem herself from her stint last year.
“The tournament always attracts the world’s top players. The strong field means there’s some great tennis to be seen and good competition. Personally, I like to test myself and compete with the best players in the world, so it’s a challenge I enjoy.”
The rising star is confident in her ability to play on the clay court and is excited to test out the progress that she has made on the surface.
“I haven’t played on clay since the last clay court season but I’m looking forward to it again. I’ve already had my first practice sessions.
“Last year was my first real experience on clay and I was pleased with my progress so it will be fun getting back playing on clay.”
Raducanu voiced her opinion about playing on an indoor clay court and stated that its fast pace will suit her play style and will be an excellent way to transition onto the surface.
“It plays a bit faster than an outdoor clay court, such as Rome, and I think it suits my game. The tournament is a super way to begin the clay season. So hopefully it sets me up well and helps the transition to clay.”
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