Raducanu shot into the spotlight last season when she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam, scripting a fairytale run to the US Open title. However, she has failed to kick on, falling early in almost every tournament she's played since then.
The 19-year-old has an underwhelming 7-9 record this season, with her best result being a quarterfinal run in Stuttgart, where she lost to eventual champion Iga Swiatek.
Despite the lack of success on clay, Raducanu feels she has adapted well to the challenges posed by the surface.
"I have definitely learnt that I can adapt to this surface much faster than I probably thought, and, you know, about how to stay in the point and, you know, I think my movement on defence has also improved a bit," she said during a pre-tournament press conference at the French Open.
The Brit said it was important to strike the right balance between attack and defense in order to succeed on clay.
"You know, when to play with spin and when to actually hit it hard. You know, you don't have to always just grind it out. Sometimes you can put your hard court game on a clay court, as well. It's just finding the balance. I think that clay definitely teaches you that," she added.
"I could be a great claycourt player" - Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu has had most of her success on hardcourt, winning her only singles title on the surface (US Open 2021). However, the teenager believes she could be a potent claycourter once she develops more robustness and consistency in her game.
"Well, I think that when I said that six weeks ago, and I still think this, is that I could be a great claycourt player, like looking forward, long, medium term, in a few years where I have definitely developed more robustness and I'm able to repeat the same shots over and over," she said.
She added that she's "enjoying the clay", having made a quick transition.
"I think that I have definitely come a long way and probably progressed faster than expected of myself in the last few weeks, and I really am enjoying the clay. To be honest, I think I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would. Clay at the beginning kind of was like written off. But now I really believe that I can be good and faster than I thought it would be."
Emma Raducanu will open her Roland Garros campaign against qualifier Linda Noskova.