Emma Raducanu, current US Open champion, assured that tennis is her priority and that she will not miss a training session for attending a publicity engagement.
The British, who this Monday became the new World Top 20, is in Linz, Austria, to play a tournament this week, has only achieved two victories since lifting the title in New York, becoming the first tennis player in the history in doing so since the qualifying round and the first British to win a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade 44 years ago.
Thanks to her success at the US Open, the 18-year-old has become a global sensation, becoming the image of Vogue and the cover of countless magazines, something she does not want to deconcentrate her.
“Tennis is my priority. I have made it very clear to every person on my team that I am not going to cancel a training session for any off-court engagement,” said the Brit in Linz.
“It is something non-negotiable for me because I want to make sure that my priority is tennis. I have made it clear to everyone,” he said.
Raducanu will play the second round in Linz, having made his debut free to be seeded number one in the Austrian tournament. The British continues her search for a coach, after splitting with Andrew Richardson, with whom she conquered New York, and hopes to find him before the next Australian Open begins.