Over the course of her first full season as a full-time professional on the WTA tour, Emma Raducanu will come to experience all too much frustration and disappointment as she adjusts to life on the road. In Sydney, her opening tournament of the season, Raducanu endured her first experience of such emotions as she was dismantled 6-0, 6-1 by Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in 55 minutes.
Afterwards, while Raducanu swiftly complimented her opponent, she explained that her expectations had been low. She was still only just finding her way back after testing positive for Covid in December. Raducanu says she did not play for 21 days in total and she was only just starting to play points in recent days. She had already withdrawn from her first tournament of the year in Melbourne. Read More