Emma Raducanu: 'I learnt a lot from Wimbledon' – British teenager prepared for US Open qualifying

Emma Raducanu: 'I learnt a lot from Wimbledon' – British teenager prepared for US Open qualifying

Raducanu begins her quest to qualify for the US Open on WednesdayRaducanu begins her quest to qualify for the US Open on Wednesday

As Emma Raducanu arrives in New York for the US Open, she is conscious of how onerous she must work bodily to compete on the highest stage.

Final month Raducanu grew to become the youngest British girl within the Open period to succeed in the fourth spherical of Wimbledon.

However after beating two top-50 gamers, the 18-year-old retired with respiration difficulties and dizziness when trailing Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6 0-3.

“I feel Wimbledon was an especially optimistic expertise,” she stated.

“I learnt a lot nearly my recreation, and what it takes to carry out on the high. It is positively proven me how a lot work I must do bodily.”

Talking after her first apply session in New York, Raducanu added: “I have not finished a lot work relative to those different women who’ve been on tour for 10 years, after which to be taking part in the depth I used to be at for a few weeks in a row, it was one thing utterly new to me.

“I feel that is positively an enormous hole in my recreation, and since then I’ve simply been engaged on attempting to bodily get stronger and have higher endurance.”

Raducanu has had lots of success since Wimbledon. She was awarded an A* in Maths and an A in Economics on A-level outcomes day.

She then reached the ultimate of final week’s WTA Challenger occasion in Chicago, and now stands at 150 on the earth.

Raducanu changed coach after Wimbledon with Nigel Sears (left) replaced by Andrew RichardsonRaducanu modified coach after Wimbledon with Nigel Sears (left) changed by Andrew Richardson

Her subsequent problem is to barter three rounds of qualifying for the US Open. Her first match will likely be towards the skilled Dutch participant Bibiane Schoofs in anticipated excessive warmth and humidity on Wednesday.

“I performed in some fairly difficult circumstances in Landisville, Pennsylvania,” Raducanu says of an occasion at which she reached the quarter-finals as a qualifier, earlier than retiring with warmth exhaustion.

“It was extraordinarily humid and sizzling – the warmth rule was in play many of the days there. So I feel that after taking part in there for 10 days I’ve form of acclimatised fairly nicely and I am really feeling in bodily fairly good condition.”

Raducanu has additionally modified coaches since Wimbledon, changing the extremely skilled Nigel Sears with the previous British tour participant Andrew Richardson.

“I actually respect Nigel, and me and Nigel received on nice. I feel very very extremely of him, however I feel at this stage of my improvement a recent voice, and recent eyes are generally good,” she continued.

“Nigel was extraordinarily good particularly on the high of the sport and I feel that is the place he most likely brings essentially the most worth.

“However I feel proper now for the place I am at – a pleasant improvement step is to get a number of extra voices in.”

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