After an unforgettable US Open, where she was crowned champion, Emma raducanu He returned to the circuit: after what was his participation in Flushing Meadows, where he won the qualifying and then the main draw without giving up sets (20 sets played and 20 won).
Despite this history, the 18-year-old British lived upset weeks, where, among other things, she changed coach. And it was noticed in her debut in Indian Wells (she was seeded): Aliaksandra Sasnovich (No. 100 WTA) cut her streak of straight sets and defeated her 6-2, 6-4. Even so, the balance of today’s No. 22 in the world was quite particular. “I’m glad what happened happened”, he assumed. Why? “To be able to learn and take it as a lesson,” he clarified.
“I think Aliaksandra played a great game. She was better than me, so she deserves to win,” he confessed post-match, where he also reflected on his personal changes in daily life in the face of such a blow in New York. “There is going to be a disappointment after any loss. I didn’t go on the court putting pressure on myself because in my mind I am so inexperienced that I am just taking it all in. In tennis you are always going to have good moments and bad moments, days in which you leave disappointed with your performance, they are ups and downs “.
This defeat also takes her away from being in the Guadalajara WTA Finals. But his goal was not there. “Honestly, I think it will take me a while to adjust to everything that is happening, I am still too young on the circuit. Every experience will be good for the future, There are times when I can’t quite believe that I’m really here. Come what may I will be grateful, these are lessons that I must learn, although it is easy to get caught up in a result and be disappointed. In the end, I’m only 18, I need to give myself a break”.