Emma Raducanu conqueror explains Brit's failure to repeat US Open heroics in Australia

“Obviously you have to win a lot of matches and play on a really high level but just knowing that you can beat those kind of players gives you a lot of confidence I think.”

While Raducanu has been unable to return to her peak since winning in Flushing Meadows, Tauson is enjoying a successful tournament at the Australian Open.

The 19-year-old defeated sixth seed Anett Kontaveit 6-2 6-4 on Thursday to book her spot in the third round.

And she lauded US Open finalists Raducanu and Fernandez for giving her the motivation to push herself further.

 “I want to be the best if it’s my generation, older, younger, everything,” Tauson said.

“So the competition is all over the place but I think we push each other all the time and that’s really good for our sport and for the younger generation also that they can see we made it and they can do it as well.

“I think that’s what we need in tennis and that’s always been what we needed. You see Rafa, Roger, Djoko, they’re always pushing each other to become better and I think that’s how it works.”

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