"Getting yourself out of rock bottom" - Raducanu on what she enjoys about her game
Raducanu needed nearly three hours to beat Camila Osorio in Washington in less than ideal tennis conditions but she enjoyed the experience.
It was a match played with very high humidity with the heat adding to the difficulty of playing however Raducanu enjoyed the experience despite struggling with it. It was a brutal match where both Osorio and she asked for medical timeouts but not due to the heat but rather blisters. Speaking after the match, Raducanu was asked what she enjoys about her game:
"Right now, I most enjoy the challenge of continuously coming back and getting back up. Getting yourself out of rock bottom, really, a lot of times repetitively, I think it's a fun challenge and I think I have twisted my perception of it. I'm not viewing it as a negative thing anymore. I'm just seeing, 'okay, like the cards are not great right now, but what can I do to turn it around?' Then the reward that you feel after a win, knowing that you have come through that, it means a lot more"
She will need to do more of that as she faces Samsonova next, a player that will certainly make it very hard for her.