World No. 22 Emma Raducanu has revealed that she has received a warm welcome by players at the Indian Wells Masters following her US Open victory.
“It’s really nice,” Raducanu said of the congratulations of her peers.
“All the players are very friendly. I’m still very new on the tour – so it’s pretty cool.
“But I haven’t really spent too much time hanging around. I’ve just been training and getting about my business, and then leaving.”
After winning the US Open, Raducanu attended the Met Gala and the London premiere of the new James Bond film.
“It’s been a very cool three weeks. I got to experience some great things that I probably never would have got to do before.”
Raducanu without a permanent coach
After jer US Open victory, Raducanu split with coach Andrew Richardson as she seeks to find a coach with more knowledge and experience on the WTA Tour.
In Indian Wells, Raducanu is working with Jeremy Bates, who is a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) national coach.
“Jeremy is part of women’s tennis at the LTA, so while he’s here, he’s helping me out,” Raducanu said.
“But going forwards, I’m just going to wait and try and find the right person. I’m not going to rush into anything. I want to make sure I make the right decision.
“I’m just looking for the general things in a coach, really. Someone you get along with well, and someone who can push you.”
Raducanu described her US Open run 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.”