US Open defending champion Emma Raducanu left in tears at practice session

Emma Raducanu stated she’s prepared for the following week’s US Open and vowed to offer her finest regardless of showing tearful at one stage throughout a close to two-hour apply on Friday night time.

The defending champion performed down the uncomfortable apply session, saying she simply had “a kind of bizarre days”.

‘I had just a few small issues, received a pair blisters, a little bit of a niggle right here and there,’ she stated in a press convention.

‘It’s simply a kind of bizarre days the place you’re feeling a bit like nothing, you simply really feel a bit out of it.
‘Can’t actually clarify myself, to be sincere. I imply, I’ve no issues of a problem, no.’

Raducanu, 19, appeared to be fighting a wrist harm and seemed to be upset at one level however stated there was nothing severely unsuitable along with her earlier than her opening match towards Alize Cornet.

“It was a kind of blips the place you don’t know what’s going on,” she stated.

The British primary Raducanu, who’s seeded eleventh, performs France’s world quantity 37 Cornet in Tuesday’s night time session on Louis Armstrong Stadium

Regardless of trying pressured and a tad uncomfortable, Raducanu insisted there’s no strain on her forward of the match.

‘I feel you guys are considering most likely extra about strain and rating than me. As I stated final 12 months, I’m simply going to do issues my manner,’ she stated.

Practising with Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, Raducanu hit for 40 minutes earlier than taking a protracted break and pointing in direction of the decrease a part of her proper arm.

Nevertheless, she then resumed and in the end accomplished her allotted time in what have been scorching and steamy temperatures, whereas not trying fully joyful, particularly when it got here to serving.

This all performed out beneath the watchful gaze of present coach Dimitry Tursunov and physio Will Herbert.

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