Emma Raducanu said she has put her troubled past few month behind her after her first-round 6-4, 6-4 victory over Alison Van Uytvanck.
“It wasn’t relief, it was just happiness,” Raducanu said.
“To play on Centre Court and get a win first time, it’s amazing. Now every time I go back, I’m just going to have a great first experience. That always helps.
“I definitely took it in. I looked at the crowd, just saw everyone.
“The noise was just amazing to hear from the word go. When the crowd filled out a little bit as the match went on, even more so in the tricky moments. I think they really pulled me through some tough ones.
‘It was a tricky match because Alison is a great opponent. She hits the ball really low and flat, and it definitely suits this surface. I knew that going in I was going to have to play well. I’m pleased to have come through the tough moments.’