US Open champion Emma Raducanu desires to construct up her expertise on clay at Stuttgart’s WTA event this week after making her skilled debut on the floor final weekend. The British teenager faces Storm Sanders of Australia in her opening tie on Wednesday within the first spherical on the indoor event in Stuttgart. “I’m looking forward to spending more time on clay this year,” Raducanu stated.
“I keep telling everyone around me that one day clay is going to be my surface.”
Raducanu wore a personalised Tottenham Hotspur shirt with the quantity 10 in coaching on Tuesday.
She defined that whereas soccer would not curiosity her a lot, “almost everyone on my team is a big Spurs supporter,” added the world quantity 12.
The British teen had a tricky introduction to clay final week in Prague, dropping some toenails after coaching on the floor forward of Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup defeat to the Czech Republic.
However, the 19-year-old confirmed no in poor health impacts when she beat Tereza Martincova, however then misplaced closely to Marketa Vondrousova.
Now Raducanu is concentrated on doing effectively towards Sanders with world primary Iga Swiatek of Poland a possible opponent in Friday’s quarter-finals.
“The more experienced I get, the better I can deal with everything,” stated Raducanu, the primary feminine British winner of a Grand Slam title for greater than 40 years.
In her opening match in Stuttgart, Swiatek will face German qualifier Eva Lys, ranked 342 on the earth.
The 20-year-old Lys received a marathon tie of over three hours on Tuesday to beat Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 within the first spherical.
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