Raducanu's French Open absence brought into perspective by Robson

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 at 10:15
Former British number one Laura Robson has backed young tennis sensation Emma Raducanu's decision not to compete in the upcoming French Open.
The second Grand Slam of the year is set to be played from May 26 to June 09 in the French capital city of Paris where players from all over the world will participate to showcase their skills.
Britain’s tennis star Raducanu recently announced that she will not participate in the upcoming French Open after not being granted a direct qualification to the main round.
The 21-year-old announced her decision in a statement that she will miss the mega-event to focus on her fitness ahead of the grass season on home soil.
“It’s important for me to keep laying on the foundations and I will use the time to do a healthy block before the grass and subsequent hard-court seasons to give myself a chance to keep fit for the rest of the year,” said Raducanu in a statement.
Robson was recently quoted in a report, in which she stated that the move makes sense because going through a qualifying round can be challenging for any player, especially for someone who has recently returned to full fitness.
Emma Raducanu recently announced that she will not take part in the upcoming French Open. 
“I can see exactly what her thinking is,” she said. “You’ve got a really big run of tournaments coming up if you are looking to play every week on the grass and you have to make sure your body is as ready as possible. She knows that’s a surface she can do really well on.
“Going to Paris, playing qualies, being a bit rushed trying to play the whole grass season… you want to make sure you are 100 per-cent ready to go.
“You are waiting around for wildcard announcements and knowing she wasn’t going to get into the main draw, it’s an easy decision to just take a reset and go straight to the grass.”

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