"She has every right" - Konta defends Raducanu's comments after Wimbledon exit

Saturday, 02 July 2022 at 15:30
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Johanna Konta has come to the defence of Emma Raducanu after an interview sparked controversy following her second-round Wimbledon exit to Caroline Garcia.
After her 6-3 6-3 defeat to Garcia on Centre Court, Raducanu appeared to rubbish suggestions she felt pressure in a spiky interview. But former British No. 1 Konta - who retired from the professional game last December - came to the aid of the current British No. 1, suggesting her comments were facts and that she “has every right” to make them.
She said:
"She definitely presents modern maturity in her knowledge about herself and what she wants to do and the direction she wants to go. What she said is a fact, she is a Grand Slam champion and she's 19 years old so they're literally just facts that she said."
Konta added:
"She has every right to say these facts. In terms of pressure, again pressure is very much absorbed and dealt with individually. I think it's great if she's able to digest the situation in this way and see it in a way that it's just a part of the job and actually not a big deal. Caroline Garcia played a great match, she just was the better player on that day.”

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