US Open champion Emma Raducanu says pressure is a privilege and she thrives under the adrenaline. Raducanu made all the headlines when she became the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam. "I'm not sure of other people's opinions of me," Raducanu said, per Sky Sports.
"It's going to happen, pressure is a privilege. I thrive under the adrenaline, I hope. "So for me, I don't really think about other people's opinions or expectations. The only ones I have are that of myself, to improve and get better."
Raducanu, 19, insists she is staying humble after her US Open victory. "For me, I am just going about my business," Raducanu noted. "I take the train sometimes. I am doing the same journeys I used to. I feel like I am the exact same person.
I will go about everything I used to do. I don't see why I should change the things that got me that title. I am still enjoying it."
Raducanu enjoys being around Lewis Hamilton
Raducanu revealed that British Formula 1 driver Hamilton has been a good role model for her.
"He has been such a good role model for me, in terms of just helping me through these next stages. He is a really cool person," she replied. "He's just been really cool in helping me. He said be patient, ride the wave, good reassurance.
He's a really cool guy." Raducanu added coach Torben Beltz to her team for the 2022 season. Raducanu wanted to hire an experienced coach and she decided to hire Beltz, who worked with Angelique Kerber in the past.
"We've been in communication a lot," said Raducanu. "I've just been doing a lot of fitness, like four to five hours a day training and start my tennis next week, so he's coming in and we'll be working hard together during the off-season and into Australia."