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

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

nu advised reporters after her 10-match profitable 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 I’m 18 years outdated.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 would like to chop myself some slack.

“You possibly can inform she was extra skilled than me and he or 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 get pleasure from taking part in right here,” mentioned Sasnovich, who will now face Simona Halep. “Emma simply gained the US Open and I misplaced there within the first spherical. So it was just a little bit totally different.”

Raducanu gained the US Open in a rare run through which she did not drop a set.

The 18-year-old then cut up with coach Andrew Richardson, who had accompanied Raducanu for the US Open, teaching the Briton on her outstanding 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 on the lookout 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 on the LTA, so whereas he is right here he is serving to me out,” Raducanu mentioned.

“Going ahead, I am simply going to attend and attempt to discover the proper particular person.”

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 the earth.

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

“It’s my third WTA event this 12 months. Simply received to not rush it and get my head again to the drafting board.”

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