Britain’s Emma Raducanu mentioned she won’t rush into a call over appointing a everlasting coach as she begins preparations for the grasscourt season forward of Wimbledon, which commences later this month.
The 19-year-old has been and not using a full-time coach after splitting with German coach Torben Beltz in April.
“I need to take my time with this resolution,” Raducanu advised reporters on Monday. “Nothing has modified. I nonetheless have the identical folks, good folks, round me. I do not need to rush into something.
“Personally, I feel I do know what I am doing. I am trusting what I am doing and the work I am doing. I am nonetheless 19 and I’ve already received a Grand Slam so I can take my time and put issues in place as a result of I do know my motivation is not any much less.”
Raducanu shot to stardom final September when, as a qualifier, she stormed to the U.S. Open title, turning into Britain’s first feminine Grand Slam champion since Virginia Wade in 1977.
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She has struggled since profitable her maiden Grand Slam, however the Briton mentioned she was “not being so exhausting” on herself regardless of the sky-high expectations that accompanied her early success.
“I am actually having fun with my time proper now and in addition simply actually believing within the work I am doing,” Raducanu mentioned.
“I do not assume anybody would say, ‘I want I did not win a Grand Slam at 18’ as a result of that’s what I got down to do once I began taking part in tennis – and I did that.
“For that to occur very quickly undoubtedly comes with a variety of challenges however managing, studying and rising by means of the adversities that I’ve confronted – I might a lot reasonably have that, study from these experiences and hold constructing and progressing.”
Raducanu, who was eradicated within the second spherical of the French Open, will face Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic within the Nottingham Open on Tuesday.