Emma Raducanu lifts lid on emotions of re-watching historic US Open triumph

Emma Raducanu recalled the emotions she felt when re-watching her US Open victory.

The teen has now returned home following her historic win in New York and became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam since 1977.

Her world has changed dramatically since her triumph, as she has appeared on numerous shows and even graced the red carpet at the Met Gala.

Now back in more familiar surroundings, she is taking the time to relax and even re-watched the match that propelled her to superstardom.

During an appearance on BBC Breakfast, the 18-year-old revealed the magnitude of her accomplishments are now starting to take affect.

“It’s gradually sinking in a bit more. Last night I re-watched the final and tried to relive a couple of the moments and remember how it felt,” she began.

“But it’s still such a whirlwind of an experience. I’ve loved every moment of it but it is something that is very difficult to fully comprehend.”

Raducanu admitted it was strange watching herself and even felt like she was seeing somebody different on the court.

“When I was watching it, it almost felt like it wasn’t me that was playing and pulling off some of those shots. It feels like it’s someone else,” the athlete added.

“I knew exactly what was going to happen but there were still some very tense moments. I was really proud of how I came through some really tough moments.”

Raducanu gave her thoughts on her medical time-out in the final game, which occurred when she cut her knee while serving for the championship.

“The time-out at the end – I didn’t realise how stressful that was on TV compared to live,” she said..

“I didn’t really want to take the time-out because I was having to serve break point down and I thought it would mess my rhythm up. But my knee was fully cut and it’s still an open wound!”

The Brit showed nerves of steel to return from the short break, save a break point and after a tense back and forth, sealed the win with an ace.

Raducanu was asked about her parents' reaction when she returned home to Kent, and the Canadian-born superstar explained how their drive helped her achieve her remarkable accomplishment.

She admitted: "My parents showed tough love and at the time I probably wasn’t as grateful as I am in hindsight.

"They just gave me a hug when I came back, nothing crazy, no big celebrations. My mum made some really good homemade dumplings! But there was nothing crazy or over the top.

"They’re just discreet; their reassurance and telling me they are proud of me is enough.”

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