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Emma Raducanu explains Wimbledon retirement: ‘I think it was a combination of everything’

Emma Raducanu has revealed how an “accumulation” of “excitement” and “buzz” contributed to the breathlessness that ended her Wimbledon fairytale. The 18-year-old recognised the frenzied excitement around her had taken its toll as she was forced to retire in the second set of her last-16 match. She said, however, that the wave of goodwill at her history-making exploits had contributed to “the best week of my life”. Raducanu, the youngest Briton to reach the fourth round since 1959, had been force