The Indian Wells marked Emma Raducanu’s third WTA Tour tournament. After surprising tennis fans with her US Open victory, Raducanu failed to advance after the second round when she lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich with a result score of 6-2. 6-4.
Despite losing early, the sensational Raducanu decided not to be affected by it because she still has a lot to learn on tour, upcoming opponents, and more potentially, defeats. Expectations have been rising externally especially when Raducanu gave Britain their first major WTA Tour award after many years, however, her tennis career won’t be smooth sailing. Raducanu still needs to develop her skills with a lot of hard work at stake.
The British teenager tennis player said that it’s going to take a lot of time for her to adjust because she is new to professional tennis. Raducanu is grateful for the Indian Wells, and the lessons she learned that she should not focus too much on the result to avoid disappointments. She also shared that she is still 18 years old and very new to the tour, so her loss shouldn’t be a way to beat herself up to pressure.
Meanwhile, British Dan Evans advanced to the third round after sealing victory against Kei Nishikori. During the press conference, he also commented about Raducanu’s performance in the Indian Wells that he doesn’t know what Raducanu is going through, but she can always get ready for the next tournament.
Raducanu has been linked to joining Carlos Rodriguez, as she went to the Indian Wells without a coach after she parted ways with Andrew Richardson.