“Is it going to be a rough road? Yes, because there are a lot of experienced players who all want to get a piece of the action, so it’s going to be competitive. But she’s done it before and I think she has a taste of what she can do and because the game is not dominated so much like a Serena Williams, I do think there are opportunities for a number of women – including Emma – to win a second major.”
Tipping Raducanu for more big things, Shiras warned that the teenager was in a crucial period of her career where she could still change and adapt her game while being young, and advised the US Open champion to follow in the footsteps of Ash Barty’s variety. He added: “Anything that Emma can do to add those kinds of layers to her game, a little bit of variety, I think she’s got a willingness to come forward at the right times. I think her serve is going to get better. All parts of her game are going to improve and I think the results will too.”
Raducanu will be competing in the upcoming Miami Open before playing her first-ever professional clay-court season.