After A Second-Round Exit At Indian Wells, Emma Raducanu Isn’t Going To Be Too Hard On Herself

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Emma Raducanu knows things aren’t going to be easy now that she’s back on the court after her dramatic US Open victory ended in defeat in Indian Wells.

Since her New York victory, the British No. 1 has enjoyed the highs of star-studded red-carpet parties, but she was defeated by Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-4.

She is not going to beat herself up over the loss because it was only her third WTA Tour tournament.

She now has to adjust to life on the road and learn to deal with opponents – and losses – on a weekly basis, such as this one to the Belarussian.

“I think it’s going to take me time to adjust really to what’s going on,” said the 18-year-old. “I mean, I’m still so new to everything.

“Like the experiences that I’m going through right now, even though I might not feel 100 per cent amazing right now, I know they’re for the greater good.

“For the bigger picture, I’ll be thanking this moment. So, that’s the lesson I think, that you can easily get sucked into being so focused on the result and getting disappointed.

“I mean, I’m 18 years old. I need to cut myself some slack.

“I’m still very, very new to the tour. I think that experience just comes from playing week in, week out and experiencing all these different things.”

source : skysport

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