WTA legend and founder Billie Jean King says Emma Raducanu needs to learn how not to pay any attention to her critics and doubters. Raducanu. 20, recently admitted that she sometimes regrets her 2021 US Open win. When Raducanu became the first-ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam title, she was getting praised from all sides.
But since then, Raducanu has been mostly receiving criticism and being scrutinized by the media and public. In the last three months, there has been less criticism directed at Raducanu because the Briton is currently out and recovering from multiple surgeries.
King on Raducanu: Stop looking at negative things people say
"I just know it's gotten tough for her, I just hope that she'll be alright because it's tough. If you want to be a professional athlete, it's tough. And you've got to learn not to listen to criticism, you got to learn all these things and that's why I say don't take anything personally because once you learn that, you're okay.
And if people are bullying you on social media you've got to stop looking at it or get some way to finish up, it's really important. But I hope she continues to play, I hope she gets over injuries and comes back and really does well in tennis and particularly in the US Open because she's won that one now, and the way she won it is still amazing, so I hope she keeps playing," King told Sky Sports.
Recently, Raducanu returned to the gym. The next step for Raducanu will be to return to the practice court. The US Open is starting in a month but it doesn't seem very likely that Raducanu will be ready to compete at Flushing Meadows this year. It remains to be seen when exactly Raducanu will return to action.