Emma Raducanu US Open 2021

‘I am hungry for more,’ insists Emma Raducanu after winning US Open title

Emma Raducanu insists she is ‘hungry for more’ and that she will not ‘cling on’ to her US Open victory as she gears up to Indian Wells.

The 18-year-old revealed she has let the magnitude of her US Open triumph ‘sink in’ and is now ready to win more titles as she makes her competitive return at the California-based event.

The British sensation will face Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich in Friday’s opener, 27 days after topping Leylah Fernandez at Flushing Meadows.

“It was such a cool experience and sometimes you do just rewind and relive the moment and the feelings. It’s great to reflect and have that so gradually it sort of sinks in,” Raducanu said.

“I’m just super proud of the achievement. I’m now looking forward. I’m not going to cling on to that. I’m still hungry for more, really.”

Should Raducanu prevail against Sasnovich on Friday, she could face her idol and two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep in the second round, but did not want to look too far ahead.

“Every single player in this draw is high quality. Anything can happen,” Raducanu said.

“Obviously Simona is my idol and if it were to happen I’d be really excited and up for it because it’s an amazing opportunity and experience. One match at a time. Just looking forward to getting out there when I play my first match.”