Emma Raducanu urged to 'embrace' Wimbledon attention by fellow Brit Cameron Norrie

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Emma Raducanu's emergence in tennis has been nothing short of sensational. The 19-year-old stole the headlines with a remarkable US Open victory last season, but she has struggled to build on her Grand Slam success. Since upsetting the odds in America, Raducanu has suffered consecutive second round exits in the Australian Open and French Open. Wimbledon is up next, and the British No.1 will have all eyes on her again. But while the expectation is certainly daunting for Raducanu, Cameron Norrie has advised her to "embrace" playing in her home Slam.

From one British No.1 to the other, Norrie said "She has had a lot of attention after the US Open - I don't think it will be any easier around Wimbledon. "Hopefully she will go and embrace it. She knows exactly how much attention she will get. It will be even more. "She needs to keep her head down, keep enjoying the tennis, I'm sure she is looking forward to the grass. I think it is one of her best surfaces as well. It will be a lot of fun." Norrie also compared Raducanu's situation to his own at that age, and suggested that Raducanu's maturity and personality is helping her to deal with the pressure.

"At 19, I was doing different stuff than she is now. She is having to deal with a lot more pressurised situation and bigger moments than I was at the same age. "I was in college enjoying myself and living a more normal life. "She is very mature, very well spoken and hopefully she can let her tennis do the talking at Wimbledon. She played great there last year. "Hopefully she can use the home crowd to her advantage - people will be loving her." Norrie himself will be looking forward to Wimbledon, with the 26-year-old enjoying a superb season despite his third round exit from the French Open this week.

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