Nottingham Open 2024: Emma Raducanu seems happy with fitness, looking forward to grass court season

Tennis great star Emma Raducanu said her body is in a "really fit place" after withdrawing from the recently concluded French Open 2024 title.

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Tennis star Emma Raducanu said her body is in a "really fit place" after withdrawing from the recently concluded French Open 2024 title. Notably, the 21-year-old made her WTA debut at the Rothesay Open in Nottingham on Monday, and it was the day before she won the US Open that same year. The British star was speaking at a press conference in advance of the tournament. Raducanu underwent surgery on her ankle and wrists in May 2023, which kept her sidelined for the grass-court season the entire year before.

The Toronto-born star revealed that she is feeling fully fit body-wise and talked about how her trainer had heped her over the last few months, just after the surgery. The 21-year-old says that her wrists are working properly, and she isn't aware of his participation ahead of the marquee event.

Meanwhile, with four wins ahead of the competition, Raducanu helped lead Britain to the Billie Jean King Cup finals. However, her final match was in the opening round of the Madrid Open, where she suffered a crushing loss against Maria Lourdes Carle.

Meanwhile, the great star, who was ranked No. 209 in the world, claimed she suffered from injuries for the majority of her career and had come to respect her health.

It's more about being proactive and not wanting to put yourself in any unnecessary situations: Emma Raducanu

"Body-wise, physical-wise, I feel really healthy. I feel really strong. I've done amazing work with my trainer over the last few months, since surgery. I'm in a really fit place. I think my wrists are actually in a better position than they ever were. So there's zero doubt or apprehension whether I'm hitting the ball or designing my schedule. It's more about being proactive and not wanting to put yourself in any unnecessary situations," Emma Raducanu said.

"I think it's very easy for me to lose sight of where I was exactly a year ago because it is pretty much a year ago to this day, this month. You get so caught up in your own world that you want more and more and more. But a year ago I was on a scooter scooting around and I didn't know - there was an element of doubt," he added further.