Emma Raducanu on her progress: ‘I’m learning from every match and I don’t think I’m the finished product yet’

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A laughing Emma Raducanu

She already has a Grand Slam to her name, but Emma Raducanu is far from the finished article with the teenager admitting she is still finding her feet.

Raducanu won the US Open in September when she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam and what made her victory even more remarkable was the fact that she won a major before she had won a match on the regular WTA Tour.

She finally managed to get a win at Tour level under her belt at the Transylvania Open on Tuesday before following it up with a second-round win over Ana Bogdan two days later.

In between her New York fairtale and win in Romania, she also lost her opening match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, but Raducanu is knows it is part of the learning process.

“It was so good to play a Romanian here,” she said during her post-match interview. “There are no fans, unfortunately, but there are all the volunteers who make this tournament possible and I loved playing with some noise again, against Ana who is a great opponent.

“I think it’s taking me some time to find my feet still. I’m learning from every match I play and I don’t think I’m the finished product yet, but I’m learning and I’m loving my time at this tournament.”

The third-seeded Raducanu will face sixth seed Marta Kostyuk for a place in the semi-final on Friday.

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