Emma Raducanu returned to the courts yesterday in Washington for a doubles match with Tauson that they lost.
It wasn't a bad showing from Raducanu but rather one showing her unfamiliarity with high-level doubles tennis. The Brit had some moments in the match but both she and Tauson were overmatched by a more experienced doubles pairing that had chemistry from playing together. Speaking after the match, Raducanu highlighted the need to learn from her mistakes leading up to the US Open.
“I think every week leading up to the US Open, it’s great to build from it. I mean, I started training, like, two weeks ago. I think that with every week, you learn a bit more of what works, what doesn’t work. Starting here in the Citi Open, you’ll see what happens on the match court, you’ll analyse it, you’ll be like, Hey, this didn’t work, I need to do this better for the next match."
“You use every single week as an opportunity to try to do that. I’m not really thinking too far ahead about the US Open, that I need to win the US Open again. I don’t. I just want to improve. I’m focusing on what I’m training on every single day. That’s how the best results happen, when you’re that focused on what you’re doing every single session.”