Emma Raducanu mirrored on a “positive week” at Indian Wells however admitted defeat to world primary Iga Swiatek within the fourth spherical confirmed she has a “long way to go” to get again to full bodily health.
Raducanu was an harm doubt forward of the match in California after the recurrence of a wrist downside whereas the 20-year-old was nonetheless feeling the results of a bout of tonsillitis, however managed to tug off a few of her finest victories since her US Open run.
The British No 1 defeated Australian Open semi-finalist Magda Linette and world No 13 Beatriz Haddad Maia to achieve the fourth spherical, the place Swiatek received their second aggressive assembly in straight units.
Raducanu stated she drained within the second set after coming into Indian Wells in need of match observe as she now goals for a constant block of coaching forward of the Miami Open later this month.
“I can take a positive week,” Raducanu instructed BBC Sport after her 6-3 6-1 defeat to Swiatek, which got here in an hour and 24 minutes.
“I think I had a few good wins earlier against some great opponents. I did two good training weeks in London. They paid off to an extent but ultimately two weeks of training isn’t going to cut it against the world number one right now.
“I’m looking forward to playing her after I’ve got more time under my belt. Physically I feel like that’s going to be one of my biggest assets. I think that I’m going to be one of the best athletes on the tour, and that’s going to be a big part of my game.
“I would say there is a very long way to go, but I’m definitely starting the right work now.”
Swiatek is the reigning Indian Wells champion and the 21-year-old is seeking to repeat her ‘Sunshine Swing’ double this season.
“I think that Iga showed why she is number one in the world,” Raducanu added. “She was very ruthless with the way that she played. I think I was able to stay competitive for the beginning of the match but ultimately she ground me down and by the end of it I was just taking way too long to recover from one rally.”