Emma Raducanu, a British tennis sensation, has admitted that she does not want to overthink things because she fears it would bring her into problems.
Raducanu made her mark as a wild card at Wimbledon, where she advanced to the round of 16.
Raducanu went on to win the US Open as a qualifier two months later at Flushing Meadows.
Raducanu’s success at Wimbledon and the US Open was largely due to the fact that she didn’t overthink things and played without fear.
“I think that I don’t really want to change anything.
“What got me to this point is not thinking anything differently, so if I just put additional thoughts in my head then that would just create a problem I think, so I’m just going to keep about my business and staying the same,” Raducanu said.
Emma Raducanu gives off a nice sense of calm in her pre-tourney presser at Indian Wells. pic.twitter.com/zfhERfi9UP— Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) October 5, 2021
Raducanu confident without a coach
Emma Raducanu and coach Andrew Richardson parted after Raducanu won the US Open. Raducanu noted her wish to find a coach with more WTA Tour experience and understanding as a factor in her decision.
“At the moment I’m confident. Even though I’m quite young I’ve got a lot of experience banked, and at the end of the day you are out there on your own and you have to be your own coach on the court,” Raducanu added.
“I mean, it’s an absolute dream. You just have visions of yourself going up to the box, hugging everyone, I mean, celebrating. That’s something that you always think of, you always work for,” Raducanu said
“For that moment to actually happen, yeah, I’m just so grateful for my team that are here with me, the team that are back home, the LTA, every single person who supported me along this journey.”