Emma Raducanu is training alone: ​​the goal remains the same



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Emma Raducanu is training alone: ​​the goal remains the same

Emma Raducanu, just 18 year-old and ten months and with a world number 150 ranking, won her first career Grand Slam title at the US Open on her fifth overall appearance on the WTA Tour. Thanks to this success Raducanu infranse numerous firsts, becoming the first tennis player ever (both among men and women) to succeed in the enterprise starting from the qualifications, the youngest female tennis player to win a Major since the triumph of Maria Sharapova Wimbledon 2004 and the first tennis player British to establish herself in a Grand Slam after Virginia Wade in 1977.

A few weeks earlier, at Wimbledon she had pushed up to the fourth round, becoming the youngest British player in the Open era to reach the round of 16 in the London Slam, her first participation . What happened at the last women's US Open is unbelievable and even today tennis fans are incredulous just thinking about it.

Obviously this success has turned on the lights on the tennis player who found herself surrounded by fans and sponsors overnight and it is impossible, especially for a girl of her age, not to run into some sort of successful hangover.

Emma Raducanu is training alone: ​​the goal remains the same

The last few weeks have been hectic and the tennis player's return to the court has not been the best with Raducanu radically collapsed in the match valid for the first round of Indian Wells.

Immediately after, the tennis player surprised the insiders by announcing the farewell with the old coach and the will to leave again. Raducanu returns to the court this week in the WTA tournament in Cluj and she will face the expert tennis player Polona Hercog in the first round.

Here are her words on the eve of this new event: "For me this is the last tournament of the season, I just want to have fun and try to do well. I love to come back here (Raducanu has Romanian origins), all my life I have come to Romania at least once or twice a year, I love the food and the people here and I have many good memories in Romania.

Who is my coach? Right now it's me. " Speaking also of the possible pressures Emma reveals: "I don't feel the pressure generated by the media after the victory at the US Open and I don't think it will affect my tennis.

It is true that my life has changed, but I continue to train hard and I remain there. itself. I am enjoying this process, in Indian Wells I have not been able to organize myself and have the necessary rest, but people have to be patient, I am happy and people will slowly see my best tennis.

I want to work hard and do well in this tournament. " In hindsight, it can be said that Emma has a great cultural penchant for work, and that will likely make all the difference in the world for her future in tennis. Work and talent, then she needs strong nerves and an undoubted mental quality, which she often lacks in the WTA Tour orphan of a charismatic dominatrix like Serena Williams.

But Emma's goal is clear: to win, again and again, and to find that vital space in the history of tennis. The hard part comes now.