Emma Raducanu after the defeat: "I'm 18-year-old, it needs time"

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Emma Raducanu after the defeat: "I'm 18-year-old, it needs time"

18 year-old young British tennis star Emma Raducanu was defeated in two sets 6-2, 6-4 by Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovic in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on the Californian hard-courts of Indian Wells. Emma played badly in the first set, little better in the second, showing her young age and that pinch of inexperience that she still, physiologically, cannot have.

As of yet she cannot have a good management of the pressure that will inevitably come. Fame, popularity and glory always come with a very high price to pay, especially if you are a British athletics, and therefore always under the magnifying glass of the UK media, very good at putting pressure (often out of place) to their stars.

Emma Raducanu after the defeat: "I'm 18-year-old, it needs time"

In the post match-interview, Raducanu talked about the match and her opponent. She said: "Aliaksandra played a great match, expressed much better tennis than mine and deserved to win.

I'm only 18, and no experience with this tournament and these conditions. It will take some getting used to, but in any case I want to thank the tournament that gave me a wild card allowing me to have this wonderful experience.

She has probably been down 2-4 hundreds of times, while for me it is only the third game in a WTA tournament. I have to get used to under the new conditions, I only played an evening match once on Ashe, so I don't have much experience.

I'm glad what happened, tomorrow I'll analyze the game and I'll be able to start over by taking this experience as a lesson." Now Emma will have to put this defeat aside and get back to working on all aspects of her tennis, never forgetting that she is at the beginning of her career, and if she learns to manage bad evenings like the one she just experienced, she can only get better and better. achieve other major successes such as winning the Us Open 2021.

Emma Raducanu Indian Wells