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Emma Raducanu says she needs to cut herself ‘some slack’ after defeat by Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells

Playing in her first match since her Flushing Meadows triumph, the 18-year-old Raducanu received the opening sport however then struggled in opposition to world No. 100 Sasnovich.

nu instructed reporters after her 10-match successful streak got here to an finish.

“Going into the match I did not put any strain on myself as a result of in my thoughts I’m so inexperienced. I’m 18 years outdated. I want to cut myself some slack.

“You may inform she was extra skilled than me and she went on the market and executed her sport plan higher than I did.”

Sasnovich hit 17 winners and 9 unforced errors, whereas Raducanu had 31 unforced errors.

Raducanu plays a backhand volley against Sasnovich.
Emma Raducanu grabs her racket bag ready to walk off court after her straight sets defeat against Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the Indian Wells tournament.

“I actually take pleasure in enjoying right here,” mentioned Sasnovich, who will now face Simona Halep. “Emma simply received the US Open and I misplaced there within the first spherical. So it was a little bit bit completely different.”

Raducanu received the US Open in a unprecedented run wherein she did not drop a set.

The 18-year-old then break up with coach Andrew Richardson, who had accompanied Raducanu for the US Open, teaching the Briton on her exceptional journey to the grand slam title.
Sasnovich returns a shot Raducanu. The 27-year Belarusian reached a career-high No.30 in 2018.

Raducanu mentioned she was now searching for a extra skilled coach and at Indian Wells she labored with LTA girls’s senior nationwide coach Jeremy Bates.

“Jeremy is a part of girls’s tennis at the LTA, so whereas he is right here he is serving to me out,” Raducanu mentioned.

“Going ahead, I’m simply going to wait and check out to discover the suitable individual.”

Emma Raducanu poses for photographers upon arrival for the World premiere of the new film from the James Bond franchise 'No Time To Die', in London, on Sept. 28, 2021.

Raducanu grew to become the primary qualifier ever — man or lady — to win a grand slam title, having entered the event ranked a hundred and fiftieth on this planet.

“I’m glad what occurred as we speak occurred so I can study and take it as a lesson,” mentioned Raducanu. “She’s obtained extra expertise than me. She has been 4-2 down lots of of occasions.

“It is my third WTA event this 12 months. Just obtained to not rush it and get my head again to the drafting board.”

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