Emma Raducanu sets personal target for 2023 and hits out at fake news
British tennis star Emma Raducanu has set a personal target for 2023 and has hit out at fake news over her career.
The 20-year-old won the 2021 US Open but has struggled to replicate any form of success ever since due to struggles with both form and injury.
Raducanu has not won a single event on the WTA Tour since that fairy-tale Grand Slam triumph and has fallen from world No.10 to world No.75.
She is now looking to put an injury-hit 2022 season behind her, recently teaming up with Andy Murray’s former trainer Jez Green to address her ongoing problems.
‘I can’t quite believe we’re at that stage again – the last 12 months have gone so fast,’ Raducanu told SheerLuxe.
‘My biggest goal in 2023 is to be more injury free. I just want to stay healthier for longer.
‘This year, the demands of the tour, going from having no training or stamina to being thrown into competing at the top level, my body has struggled.
‘So, I’ll be working hard to keep my body in good shape and improving. If you want a ‘resolution’ it’s probably to be consistent. Put in the work, day in, day out.’
Raducanu, who heads out to the Australian Open next month for the first Grand Slam of the new year, also hit out at fake news during her 2022 season.
‘Professionally speaking, I’m very proud of my resilience this year,’ she added.
‘I’ve faced quite a bit of adversity and I’ve had to keep getting back up a lot.
‘So much stuff is said about me that isn’t true, but I try not to let it affect me.
‘The past year has meant getting used to that side of things – the publicity and hearing all these things I never even knew about myself! The attention on the tour is so intense.’
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