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Emma Raducanu is aiming to build on Wimbledon progress

Emma Raducanu is aiming to build on Wimbledon progress

Emma Raducanu says her Wimbledon performance have "fuelled the fire" to keep her progress going on the tennis court.

The British star was knocked out in the fourth-round at the All England Club after losing in three sets to Lulu Sun on Sunday (07.07.24) and is looking to build on reaching the second week of a major for the first time since her remarkable US Open triumph in 2021.

Raducanu said: "I feel good about things going forwards. I feel optimistic.

"As bitter as it is to take, I think [this defeat] happened for a reason.

"You don't want things to happen too easily and too quickly. I had that before. I don't necessarily want just a massive spike."

Raducanu explained that she would have taken her progress at Wimbledon after missing much of last year due to injury but also felt that she could have achieved more at SW19.

She said: "Six months ago when I was starting out after surgery, I would have signed for the fourth round at Wimbledon.

"Of course I'm disappointed. Of course I want more.

"It fuels the fire and makes me more hungry."

Meanwhile, Raducanu defended her decision to pull out of her mixed doubles partnership with Andy Murray - which ended the former world number one's Wimbledon career - due to a problem with her wrist.

She said: "With every decision, people are entitled to their opinions. Of course, there was a bit of a cloud around the decision.

"I don't think I would have done it any other way.

"I think in this sport, especially as an individual, you have to make your own calls and prioritise yourself.

"Especially with my history, I just had to put myself first."

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