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US Open winner Emma Raducanu takes on French Open junior champion Linda Noskova within the opening spherical of the event at Roland Garros on Monday; fellow Brits Cameron Norrie, Heather Watson, Dan Evans and Harriet Dart are additionally in motion

Final Up to date: 22/05/22 6:44pm

Emma Raducanu has been working alongside LTA coach Louis Cayer at Roland Garros

Emma Raducanu has been working alongside LTA coach Louis Cayer at Roland Garros

Emma Raducanu leads the British contingent because the US Open champion makes her essential draw Roland Garros debut on Monday.

The US Open champion opens her marketing campaign in opposition to 17-year-old Linda Noskova – the third match on Court docket Simonne-Mathieu not earlier than 2.30pm (BST).

Noskova is final 12 months’s French Open ladies champion and the newest in an extended manufacturing line of gamers popping out of the Czech Republic.

Raducanu, 19, has declaring herself match, regardless of issues over a again drawback and he or she appeared relaxed as she practised with LTA coach Louis Cayer by her aspect on Sunday.

The twelfth seed arrives in Paris having cut up with German coach Torben Beltz final month, leaving her trying to find a fourth coach within the house of a 12 months after spells with Nigel Sears at Wimbledon and Andrew Richardson at Flushing Meadows.

Talking forward of her debut on clay taking part in for Nice Britain on the Billie Jean King Cup play-off in opposition to the Czech Republic final month, Raducanu cited her perception that it may very well be one among her finest surfaces.

Her mantra stays very a lot one among needing time, persistence and a few tinkering together with her sport.

“I feel that one thing the clay has taught is how you can experiment, play with the ball and the courtroom dimensions,” she stated. “I feel the dropshot is a reasonably good shot to make use of within the sport. Particularly on clay the place folks would possibly sit again a little bit bit.

“I do not notably see myself as a dropshotter, chipper factor. I simply assume that what I am doing is extra me experimenting and having enjoyable.”

Raducanu heads into her opening match having performed a complete of 9 matches on clay prior to now month and he or she feels she has tailored to the floor a lot sooner than she thought.

“I’ve undoubtedly learnt about how you can keep within the level. I feel my motion on defence has additionally improved a bit. Simply when to play with spin and when to really hit it exhausting,” she stated.

“You do not have to all the time simply grind it out. Generally you’ll be able to put your exhausting courtroom sport on a clay courtroom, as nicely. It is simply discovering the steadiness. I feel that clay undoubtedly teaches you that.”

British No 1 Cameron Norrie, recent from successful a primary clay-court title in Lyon on the weekend, begins his marketing campaign in opposition to Manuel Guinard of France on Monday.

Dan Evans, Harriet Dart and Heather Watson are additionally in motion on a bumper day of motion for the Brits.

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