Former world No. 2 Alex Corretja thinks Emma Raducanu needs consistency and to commit herself to the style she wants to play. 10 months have passed since Raducanu's US Open triumph and she hasn't had any victories since.
Raducanu has been struggling with her game throughout the whole season and staying healthy has also been a struggle for her. “She needs consistency, she needs to practice, she needs to be committed to her style and to the way she wants to play," Corretja told Eurosport.
“She needs to find her way because whenever she finds her way, you see how dangerous and how aggressive she is, and how well she moves. But for that you need to play matches. So whenever she will find that consistency again, I’m sure she’s going to be great because she’s got everything to just go there and win tournaments”.
Corretja: Raducanu is facing a big pressure
Andy Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, recently urged the British media to stand behind Raducanu. When Raducanu arrived to the US Open for the qualifying event last year, she was considered as a promising 18-year-old teenager who could potntially do great things in the future.
A few weeks later, Raducanu was a tennis superstar and one of the most marketable tennis athletes. “I think the amount of pressure Emma is holding on her shoulders has to be huge and super difficult to deal with. She needs to focus on herself.
But going into Wimbledon, I think she needs to go there and be healthy," Corretja added. Raducanu, who debuted at Wimbledon last year, has been drawn to play Alison van Uytvanck in the first round at The Championships.
Last year, Raducanu reached the last-16 as a wildcard at Wimbledon. Raducanu sustained a side injury in her first grass match of the year and there are question marks regarding her fitness level going into Wimbledon.