British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu has acknowledged that she doesn’t want to overthink because she believes that could get her into a trouble.
Raducanu burst onto a scene at Wimbledon, where she made the round-of-16 as a wild card.
Two months later, Raducanu put up a stunning run at Flushing Meadows to win the US Open as a qualifier.
One of the biggest reasons behind Raducanu’s runs at Wimbledon and the US Open was the fact that she didn’t think too much and played without pressure.
“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, as revealed by Chris Oddo.
Raducanu ‘confident’ even without coach
After winning the US Open, Raducanu split with coach Andrew Richardson.
As a reason for her decision, Raducanu cited her desire to find a coach with more experience and knowledge on the WTA Tour.
“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.
Raducanu described winning the US Open as an “absolute dream.”
“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 shortly after winning the title. 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.”