Emma Raducanu is “ready to go” in her return to Wimbledon, with the British teen headlining the Centre Court first-round lineup.
The No. 10 seed will face off against Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium in her opening match of the Grand Slam on Monday.
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Raducanu returns to the All England Club after her breakout run at the 2021 tournament, in which she became the youngest British woman to reach Wimbledon’s Round of 16 in the Open Era in her Grand Slam debut. She retired in her fourth-round matchup due to difficulty breathing.
The U.S. Open champion enters her home tournament after missing a portion of the grass-court season due to injury but says she is ready to compete.
“It’s Wimbledon, you watch it growing up, and I am really motivated and looking forward to just going out there and walking onto the court with the atmosphere,” Raducanu told Sky Sports.
ESPN will air Wimbledon’s first three rounds starting at 6 a.m. ET on Monday.