Justine Henin calls for patience on Emma Raducanu

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Justine Henin calls for patience on Emma Raducanu

Former world No. 1 Justine Henin says everything has been happening too fast tor Emma Raducanu and she herds to be given time. Raducanu, 18, drew major attention to her name after winning the US Open as a qualifier. "Everything has gone very, very fast here in the span of a few weeks, between Wimbledon and the US Open,” Henin told Eurosport.

“There’s going to be a lot of digesting to do afterwards. Of course she’s in the spotlight now, and that’s something she’s going to have to deal with. When you win a Grand Slam, especially when you come out of nowhere surprising everyone, it raises a lot of interrogations.

“Raducanu, she lit up the court with her tennis, with her audacity, with her attitude, and I was really impressed by her freshness. “I loved this women’s US Open and now we’ll see what she’ll be able to offer.

Especially in the weeks and months to come. She is very young. “We’ll have to give this player time because she’s going to have a lot to deal with, especially her image. Today, I would like to say, it is potentially one of the greatest dangers for a player’s career”.

Raducanu hires a new coach

After winning the US Open, Raducanu decided to split with her coach Andrew Richardson. Raducanu cited her desire to work with a more experienced coach as the reason for her move. On Tuesday, Raducanu officially confirmed her search for a new coach ended.

Raducanu is set to work with Torben Beltz. "You guys cracked it! It's obviously a great privilege to be working with such an experienced coach. I'm definitely very excited to work with him throughout the preseason and into next year," Raducanu said. In the past, Beltz coached Angelique Kerber to two Grand Slam titles and a No. 1 ranking.