And asked about what it would be like to return to the US Open as a defending champion, Raducanu stood up for herself once again as she branded the idea she had any pressure on her shoulders as a “joke”. She fired back: “There’s no pressure. Like, why is there any pressure? I’m still 19. Like, it’s a joke. I literally won a slam.”
While some readers don’t have faith in Raducanu’s future, the teenager believes she will be an even more complete player as she gets older, giving her a good chance to fight for more big titles as she becomes a more experienced force on the tour. “It’s just great for me to get all these lessons at such a young age so that when I’m in my mid 20s, I’ll have those issues or little glitches in my game sorted,” she said.