The youngest British woman to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon in the Open era, Raducanu paid tribute to the backing of fans she received during her match against Cirstea.
“I think that I coped quite well. I was 3-1 down in the first set but I just tried to hold my nerve. You really got me through — in the second set, and the first set, the whole match really.”
“I’m all good”
World No. 338 Raducanu’s extended run at Wimbledon must also be surprising her parents.
“It’s funny because when I was packing to come into the bubble my parents said ‘Aren’t you packing too many sets of match kit?’ said Raducanu.
“I think I’m going to have to do some laundry tonight but I think they have a laundry service at the hotel so I’m all good.”
She’s not just cleaning up financially at Wimbledon.
“Tremendous performance for a [wild card] at 18 years old but, possibly more impressive, I saw her clean up her own trash at the end of the match. Don’t see that often. Great habit. Don’t change,” Blake observed of Raducanu, who will now face unseeded Australian Ajla Tomljanovic on Monday.