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Emma Raducanu declares she is fit and raring to go for Wimbledon as Centre Court ticket prices soar

Emma Raducanu has stated she is fit and eager to go for Wimbledon as Center Court ticket prices rise for Monday’s tournament

  • The 19-year-old US Open champion was injured in Nottingham earlier this month
  • But last night the number 10 seed confirmed she is ‘fit and ready’ for Wimbledon
  • She was accompanied by her mother, Renee Zhang, while training for it yesterday

Emma Raducanu has declared herself fit and focused for Wimbledon tomorrow, pushing ticket prices for her first round Center Court tie to nearly £3,000 each.

The 19-year-old US Open champion was injured in a warm-up tournament in Nottingham earlier this month. But last night, the No. 10 confirmed she is ‘fit and ready’ to take on Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck, ranked 46th in the world.

“This week has been a great build-up,” she said. “There were times earlier in the week when we weren’t sure if I would play, but now it’s full steam ahead. Everyone is really looking forward to it. I’m ready.’

Emma Raducanu (pictured on Saturday) has declared herself fit and focused for Wimbledon tomorrow, pushing ticket prices for her first round Center Court tie to nearly £3,000 each

Emma Raducanu (pictured on Saturday) has declared herself fit and focused for Wimbledon tomorrow, pushing ticket prices for her first round Center Court tie to nearly £3,000 each

Raducanu trained with confidence yesterday and moved freely around the field as her mother, Renee Zhang, joined the spectators.

Her statement led to a rise in prices on resale websites offering tickets for the opening day, which will also see Andy Murray at Center Court. Viagogo offered VIP seats for £2,700, with even the cheapest going for £1,474. Wimbledon Debenture Holders, another resale site, sold pairs of Center Court tickets for £3,090 – almost double the highest price in recent years.

Those who managed to get tickets for tomorrow through official public ballots paid just £56.

The 19-year-old US Open champion (pictured training on Saturday) was injured during a warm-up tournament in Nottingham earlier this month.  But last night the number 10 confirmed that she

The 19-year-old US Open champion (pictured training on Saturday) was injured during a warm-up tournament in Nottingham earlier this month. But last night the number 10 seed confirmed she is ‘fit and ready’ to take on Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck, ranked 46th in the world.

Center Court bonds cost a staggering £80,000 for five years but are the only tickets that can be traded freely and last month a full £120,000 bond brought up for auction. A Wimbledon spokesperson said the price was “considered reasonable for the long-term investment that bondholders are contributing to The Championships.”

Murray, who is up against Australian James Duckworth, has rented a flat near the All England Club so he can avoid traffic problems if there are more subway or train strikes during the tournament. Last night he said, ‘I rented a flat nearby for my father, but I could stay there if I start late or early.

“With what is going on with the trains, traffic has been very difficult. I don’t want to waste an hour in the car.’

All Russian and Belarusian players have been banned from this year’s tournament after Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The decision caused the sport’s governing bodies to punish Wimbledon by ruling that players’ performance in the tournament does not count towards their world rankings. The reigning men’s champion, Serb Novak Djokovic, said last night: “As a child of war, I know what it feels like to be in that position. But I can’t say I fully agree with players being banned from competition because I don’t see how they contributed to what’s going on.”

Raducanu trained with confidence yesterday and moved freely around the field as her mother, Renee Zhang (pictured), joined the spectators

Raducanu trained with confidence yesterday and moved freely around the field as her mother, Renee Zhang (pictured), joined the spectators

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