"All of us are pushing each other" says Emma Raducanu on rise of teenage superstars in tennis

WTA tennis is slowly getting taken over by a new generation of teenage tennis superstars spearheaded by recent US Open champion Emma Raducanu.

An increasing number of teenagers were able to achieve major success at the WTA level in the past 2-3 years with Emma Raducanu. It started with Bianca Andreescu who won the US Open before the age of 20 with that feat achieved by Iga Swiatek and Emma Raducanu as well. Couple with the Grand Slam successes of Sofia Kenin who was 21 years old when she won the Australian Open and Naomi Osaka who is fairly young herself it seems that WTA tennis is in great hands.

Emma Raducanu admitted as much saying that the youngsters inspire each other:

"So many young players, all of us are pushing each other. When you see another teen doing well, you are also competitive and want to do well. Just the women's game, in general, is so strong right now. The level is high and almost anyone can win most tournaments. And to have so many young players is really good because the next generation is just so strong, and hopefully we can play each other in many more tournaments to come."

Another brilliant youngster Coco Guaff was inspired by the successes of Raducanu and Fernandez at the US Open saying:

"It was definitely inspiring for me, especially since I'm younger than both of them. For me, it shows how much a year can make a difference and how much I can do next year. To see two competitors who just love the game. Watching them you would think that they've been on the stage for 20 years. For me, it was great to see that, and also gave me a little bit of fire that if they can do it, I can do it too."

Leylah Fernandez shared her own thoughts on the rise of WTA teenagers:

"We're all so hungry to do something on tour. I know from my own experience that I always wanted to do something special on court. To be able to play on court against these champions, these legends and just to put on a good show for everybody and have fun and compete as well as you can. Teenagers are doing so well. We're just hungry to do something for the WTA. We just want to bring something extra special on Tour."

It's clear that WTA tennis is in great hands and tennis fans don't need to fear the future because the future is bright.

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