Emma Raducanu left Roland Garros free from injury and pain, which she said was ‘the biggest win.’
The British number one and US Open champion came into her first French Open with question marks over her fitness after withdrawing from Rome with a back problem.
She got her first Roland Garros win in the opening round, but she was then dismissed by Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich to make her debut French Open a brief one.
However, Raducanu was keen to focus on the positives, with her improving fitness the biggest among them.
“Other than general fatigue I don’t have any problems or pains,” Emma Raducanu told reporters after her 6-3, 1-6, 1-6 defeat.
“Physically I’m alright, other than the general fatigue that you get in a match.
“The work I’ve been doing is to help my muscles fire up and I think the biggest positive of this week is I have come out completely injury free.
“For me that’s the biggest win.”
Raducanu appeared to be in control of the match after winning the first set, but her game disintegrated quite quickly after that.
She, though, believes she has identified the issue.
“I think that my serve percentage dropped and she was able to get all over my second serve and take a swing and start the point better than I was,” Raducanu said.
“But it was a pretty tough second and third set, tight, even though the score says one and one. A lot went into that match.”
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