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Emma Raducanu on US Open pressure after Wimbledon exit - I'm a Slam champion, no one is going to take that away

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Emma Raducanu on US Open pressure after Wimbledon exit - I'm a Slam champion, no one is going to take that away Emma Raducanu on US Open pressure after Wimbledon exit - I'm a Slam champion, no one is going to take that away

Emma Raducanu, on Wednesday, June 29, said that she is under no pressure whatsoever ahead of her title-defence at the US Open in Flushing Meadows. The 19-year-old has had a rough time off late due to inconsistent performances and frequent injury concerns.

After she failed to go beyond the second round of the French Open last month, the teenager lost to France's Caroline Garcia in the second-round match of Wimbledon 2022 at Centre Court. Raducanu looked out of sorts and lost the match 3-6, 3-6.

Despite the tumultuous times, Raducanu believed that, having already won a Grand Slam, there's no pressure on her for the time being.

"I'm a Slam champion, so no one's going to take that away from me. If anything, the pressure is on those who haven't done that," Raducanu was quoted as saying in the post-match press conference.

"There's no pressure. Why is there any pressure? I'm still 19. Like, it's a joke. I literally won a Slam. Going back to New York, it's going to be cool because I have got a lot of experience playing on big courts, playing with people in the stadium, playing with the spotlight on you," she stated.

"I don't mind that. For me, everything is learning. I'm embracing every single moment that is thrown at me, "Raducanu added.

Last year, the Toronto-born Raducanu defeated USA's Leylah Fernandez in the final to win the US Open. She had become the first British woman to win the title in 53 years. The woman prodigy also became the first British woman to win any Grand Slam in 44 years.

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