Since winning the 2021 US Open, her lone Grand Slam, Emma Raducanu‘s career has been plagued with frequent injuries, mid-match retirement, and poor form. The 20-year-old has even changed her coaches five times since winning that coveted cup.
Her coaching decisions have always garnered criticism from fans and experts, however, former British World No. 1 Johanna Konta has defended her compatriot over her frequent coaching changes. Konta believes that one should find the right coach even if it takes many such changes.
“Having a change of coaches has always been quite normal but to be honest it’s all about finding the right people for you and if that takes five, 10, 15, or 20 then that’s what you have to do,” Konta told Sky Sports. Also Read: “I Would Love Every Tennis Court To Be 10 Metres Large And 10 Metres Wide”- Daniil Medvedev
The 31-year-old then asserted that Raducanu doesn’t owe an explanation on what choices she takes to better her career even if doesn’t look good in the media.
“You’re not in the business of pleasing the people outside for your choices of what you make for your own career. The decisions that she’s making are for her own benefit- not for how it looks in the media and on paper. She doesn’t owe anyone an explanation. That’s how I viewed it for me but people are always going to have an opinion,” she added.
Raducanu has worked with Nigel Sears, Andrew Richardson, Torben Beltz, and Dmitry Tursunov. After splitting with Tursunov last year, she hired Sebastian Sachs as her coach before the start of the 2023 season. Also Read: “She Is Being Smart In Her Training, Scheduling Her Breaks,” Chris Evert Believes Iga Swiatek Is Fully Ready For French Open Title Defense
Emma Raducanu underwent surgery
Raducanu is young and she has been dealing with injuries quite a lot. Last week she announced having surgeries on both hands and her left ankle. She was forced out of the 2023 Madrid Open before her first-round match against Viktoriya Tomova due to her hand injury.
On May 3, Raducanu took to her official social media handles to share a handwritten note to announce that she will have minor surgeries, meaning, she will miss a majority of summer events.
“It pains me that I will miss the summer events and I tried to downplay the issues so I thank all my fans who continued to support me when you did not know the facts,” Raducanu had written. Also Read: “It Seems Like A Glamorous Life, But It Isn’t,” Chris Evert Supports Amanda Anisimova In Her Decision To Take A Long Break To Focus On Her Mental Well-Being
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