"It is right to be excited - not just necessarily about the future, but about what Emma Raducanu is doing right here, right now."
As she walked out onto the cavernous 24,000-seater Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, teenager Raducanu took a minute to soak in her surroundings.
She did not look overawed, or overly nervous. A few steadying breaths, a moment to sort through her bag, and then she jogged out to serve.
Just over an hour later, she was receiving a standing ovation after blitzing past home favourite Shelby Rogers to reach her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final, leading British player Naomi Broady to say this is the time to be excited.