"Her attitude will take her to the very top" - Wilander on Raducanu
Emma Raducanu’s never-say-die attitude will take her to the top of the women’s game, according to Mats Wilander.
Raducanu won a very difficult affair against 17-year Linda Noskova who played the same way Raducanu played at the US Open last year. It was Raducanu’s first-ever French Open match, and with the 19-year-old close to completing a first 12 months on tour, Wilander pointed towards the player’s attitude as a reason why the US Open champion – seeded No. 12 in Paris – is capable of rising further up the rankings.
Speaking on Eurosport after the match, Wilander said:
“People are sort of doubting her a little bit, she hasn’t been around that long, but I have to say every time I see her play, I am convinced she is going to get to the top of the women’s game at some point because her attitude is absolutely fantastic."
“She does everything well on court, she moves well and is solid off both sides. The most important part: she has a great attitude through all these tough times, when everybody is doubting her and she’s not winning many matches. She’s so positive and I love watching her play because of her attitude.”
Next up for her is Sasnovich who beat her at Indian Wells last year.