Emma Raducanu is inspired by Naomi Osaka's book



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Emma Raducanu is inspired by Naomi Osaka's book

Emma Raducanu reached the second round at Indian Wells 2023, after the victory against Danka Kovinic. Prior to that win, the young British star had admitted she delete her social media from her phone to avoid some noise following her Australian Open exit.

The 2021 US Open champion was eliminated in Melbourne by Coco Gauff. She went on to take several weeks out of action before planning a return to the ATX Open last month, but the 20-year-old was forced to withdraw after contracting tonsillitis.

And the British number 1 admitted that entering Indian Wells she still didn't feel 100% right. There were some doubts as to whether she would go to court for her opening match against Kovinic. Emma, after the first round at Indian Wells, also admitted that she did as Naomi Osaka wrote in her book about her.

She said: "After the Australian Open 2023 I deleted WhatsApp and Instagram from my phone and after that I lived under my little rock. I felt like sometimes you go through moments where you just want to focus on yourself and I was very happy with my life without it.

I've learned no matter what you do, if you do good, if you do bad, people will come to you regardless."

Naomi Osaka trains with Andre Agassi

Naomi Osaka on the court, with Andre Agassi who watches her. These are scenes that could only have been imagined until recently, but have now become a fact.

We already start from a non-negligible detail: the Japanese tennis player is pregnant! After missing the Australian Open, she announced she was pregnant with her first child. Launched into the world of fashion, between Nike and Victoria's Secret, the Slam champion has declared that she will return to the tour in 2024.

A return that could be followed by big news: Agassi as her next coach? Although there has been no news about it, the winner of four Grand Slam titles has published a video in which she trains and the former world number one on the men's Tour watches her behind her; while a photo of her also immortalizes her with the wife of the American and Grand Slam champion Steffi Graf.

Should this condition occur, there would be two returns: that of Osaka and that of Agassi. The former tennis player has already tried to be a tennis coach on the men's circuit. He was Novak Djokovic's coach from 2017, a few days after the start of Roland Garros, until spring 2018, when they announced their separation.

The second experience was next to Grigor Dimitrov, followed right at the end of the experience with the tennis player from Belgrade. After the Bulgarian, nothing more, if not rumors: he was compared to the Sinner team, when he expected the name of the one who would accompany Vagnozzi; just as there were rumors of his presence in the team of Sebastian Korda, son of one of the past rivals of the American tennis player.

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