TENNIS

Emma Raducanu "hungry" to improve after US Open win

The new tennis star is enjoying her US Open triumph but she is willing to make improvements in her game in the upcoming tournaments in the WTA calendar.

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Emma Raducanu 'hungry' to improve after US Open win

Emma Raducanu was catapulted to stardom after winning the US Open title last Saturday against another rising star in Canadian Leylah Fernandez (6-4, 6-3) at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The 18-year-old became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title and she did it without dropping a set in the tournament. Raducanu also became the first qualifier in history to win a major.

“I have a few days' rest and recovery. I think it's needed after the last seven weeks”, the new world number 23 told CNBC's Closing Bell.

Indian Wells on the horizon for Raducanu

Raducanu, who attended the Met Gala before Tuesday’s visit to the US Stock Exchange, also said that she’s looking forward to coming back to the courts.

“But then I’m straight back to training and hungry to get better and come back out and play some more tournaments”.

The teenager star -- who shot to fame at Wimbledon earlier this year, where she reached the fourth round in her first Grand Slam appearance -- could receive a wildcard to feature at Indian Wells in California, which begins on 7 October.

“I know I will get back to work probably early next week. Schedule-wise, I’m not sure. Maybe Indian Wells, I don’t know. I’m going back to London before my next tournament for sure”, she concluded.