"It's a joke" - Raducanu brushes off pressure as culprit for Wimbledon loss
Emma Raducanu has snapped back at any suggestion she feels pressure at Wimbledon following her US Open triumph last year, branding it a "joke". Raducanu was making her return to SW19 one year after bursting onto the scene and reaching the fourth round.
Speaking after the match, she said:
"Going back to New York, it's going to be cool because I have got a lot of experiences playing on big courts, playing with people in the stadium, playing with the spotlight on you. I don't mind that. I mean, for me, everything is learning. I'm embracing every single moment that is thrown at me."
She further added:
"I haven't thought about my schedule, to be honest. I just came off. But that's something I'll talk to my team about. I want to start my preparations on the hard courts. I think that Washington would be a great place to do that. Last year I played a lot of matches leading up. Yeah, I just wanted to give myself a chance really."