At the US Open 2021, Emma Raducanu did what no one expected of her. The 18-year-old breezed through qualifying to win her first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows. Throughout the competition, the British player trounced all opponents, not dropping a single set.
Raducanu defeated Canadian Leylah Fernandez in the US Open final in straight sets. Emma Raducanu won the Grand Slam for the first time on her second appearance. Roman Kelicic, Raducanu’s previous coach, responded to some inquiries about the 18-year-accomplishment. old’s
Roman Kelicic, her former coach, admires Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu has risen from 150 to 22 in the WTA rankings following her victory at the US Open 2021.
Roman Kelicic, Raducanu’s coach from the age of 14 to 16, feels she has the potential to be one of the top players in the world.
“Definitely, she has the potential to be a superstar. I think that now the strength of her upbringing will come to the fore. Her father is Romanian, her mother is Chinese, there was no relaxation in her growing up. The rules are known and the rules are followed,” he said in an interview, as per reports on BLIC Sports.
Raducanu’s rigid upbringing and disciplined mentality were emphasized by Kelicic.
“She has hardened, she is extremely strong psychologically. I don’t think she will have that fate of players who shine, so then they are nowhere to be found. It is simply destined for success. Her time is yet to come, and as her greatest virtue, I single out a strong head,” he further added.
The US Open winner has been given a wild card into the BNP Paribas Open main draw in Indian Wells. This will be her first Tour appearance since her stunning victory.
Furthermore, the competition will feature some of the best players in the world, like Simona Halep, Kim Clijsters, Elina Svitolina, Iga Swiatek, and others. It will be fascinating to see how Raducanu addresses this task.