Emma Raducanu says she doesn’t mind the spotlight at Wimbledon Centre Court’s debut and hopes to take advantage of the cheers.

  • Emma Raducanu hopes that the crowd will again support her at Wimbledon 
  • In the opening round, US Open champion Raducanu will face Alison Van Uytvanck
  • She hasn’t played at Centre Court, and she hasn’t practiced there in recent years. 

Emma Raducanu, who will make her first steps on Centre Court Monday, promises that this will not end as her Wimbledon twelve months ago.

After a year of being forced to withdraw from the fourth round on Number One, the US Open champion will try to harness the energy from the crowd to meet Alison Van Uytvanck from Belgium.

Raducanu has been so successful that she has never played in the main arena and has only had a few minutes of practice on the turf over the last few days.

Emma Raducanu has insisted she does not mind being the centre of attention at Wimbledon

Emma Raducanu insists that she doesn’t mind being centre stage at Wimbledon

The 19-year-old Kentian said, “Everyone on court wants my success and is behind me. They are going to cheer for me.” 

“So they don’t have to do anything negative, or be overwhelmed by me. They’re going to be rooting with me.

“I actually watched last year’s women’s final on Centre. There are some similarities with No. Although it does have some similarities to No. 1 Court, it still has a unique feeling because of its history and prestige. 

Raducanu says she will feed off the energy of the crowd when she faces Alison Van Uytvanck

Raducanu says she will feed off the energy of the crowd when she faces Alison Van Uytvanck

Raducanu will be joined by Andy Murray at the Centre. Both of them have recently been released from injuries.

Murray has recently shared how coaches made fun of him for believing they couldn’t help his situation – except Ivan Lendl.

He said that Lendl had been successful in the past. He continues to believe in me. It is rare to find coaches and people who have accomplished this much in the past period. He does.

Andy Murray will follow the star into the Centre, having recovered from an injury of his own

Andy Murray, who has recently recovered from an injury, will be following the star to the Centre.

“It didn’t harm me. This has been a great motivator. 

‘From what I remember, it was only a few times that I had spoken with coaches about possibly working together. However, it worked for most of them.

“This round, no, I was rejected by lots of coaches. This was very difficult. Ivan came back to help me achieve my goals.