Emma Raducanu: I have to take the bad luck sometimes
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 8754
Emma Raducanu admits she "would not trade the US Open title for the world" and noted she is ready for all the adversity and challenges thrown her way. At the 2021 US Open, Raducanu wrote tennis history when she became the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam.
But since then, Raducanu hasn't won any titles and she has often been plagued by injuries and setbacks. "Sometimes you wonder, like, how is this possible? But then very quickly I think you create your own luck. It works both ways.
I won the US Open as well. I have to take the bad luck sometimes because good fortune has also come upon me. I wouldn't trade that title for the world. I'm just prepared to take whatever it takes, knowing that I have that in the bank," Raducanu said, per Eurosport.
Raducanu optimistic about the work she is doing with her team
In late 2022, coach Dmitry Tursunov decided to leave Raducanu. After the 2022 season ended, Raducanu added Sebastian Sachs on a trial basis. In the past, Sachs worked with Belinda Bencic and the German Tennis Federation.
Raducanu is happy with what Sachs is bringing to the table and he is her full-time coach. "I feel good with the way I'm working with my team, not getting overly pleased or too down. I'm just plodding away. I feel pretty good about how things are going," Raducanu said.
Meanwhile, Raducanu returned to action for the first time since the Australian Open. After beating Danka Kovinic in the Indian Wells first round, Raducanu also beat Magda Linette 7-6 (3) 6-2 in the second round. During the match, Raducanu called for a physio.
After the match, Raducanu didn't reveal for what exactly she required a physio. "Yeah, I got some treatment in between. It's the same. It's manageable. Still able to win matches at this level. Managing it. Yeah, as to what it is, I'm not going to go into it," Raducanu said.