Emma Raducanu withdraws from Chicago 500 following US Open heroics
The 18-year-old has pulled out of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic, which would have been her first appearance since her stunning US Open success.Raducanu shocked the tennis world by becoming the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam tournament.
Emma Raducanu is relishing the opportunity to compete at the Mubadala Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi. The US Open champion is looking forward to commencing the new season at the exhibition event, which will take place in December.
In a short message, the teenager stated how excited she is to compete at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City.
She said: "Hey everyone it's Emma Raducanu, what a year it's been. I can't wait to start the next season in Abu Dhabi. See you on December 16."
The usual six-player men's tournament will also take place alongside Raducanu's exhibition match.
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Meanwhile, Raducanu is still looking for a new coach and it has been reported that she has lined up a trial period with the former coach of fellow British player Johanna Konta.
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Raducanu has been looking for a full-time coach with more tour-level experience as she makes the transition to life on the pro circuit.
The young Brit made history last month as she became the first-ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam title, while ranked down at world No.150, without dropping a set across ten matches.
Now up at world No.24, the 18-year-old is able to enter the biggest tournaments on the WTA Tour and has had little time to adjust to going from little-known qualifier to Grand Slam champion with a target on her back.
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However, her extraordinary run to the title at Flushing Meadows has been a double-edged sword, as Raducanu was warned about problems she would encounter in hiring a new coach with more experience.
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According to the Daily Mail, the Raducanu camp has faced issues in finding a full-time coach as potential candidates are asking for large amounts of money, with the high risk and rewards element of coaching a breakthrough star.
Potential coaches are said to be looking at the high expectations on them and a player like Raducanu in an environment like the WTA Tour, where anyone can beat anyone - seen when world No.100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeated Raducanu in her first post-US Open match at Indian Wells last week, and when the Brit herself shocked the sporting world by winning the title in New York.
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Emma Raducanu has packed her schedule full of tournaments and exhibition events for the rest of the 2021 season after losing early in Indian Wells.Raducanu became an overnight household name in the sporting world when she achieved the seemingly-impossible, failing to drop a set in three qualifying rounds and seven main-draw matches as she became the first qualifier to win a Major and the first woman to lift the title on her second appearance at Grand Slam level.
However, one man who appears to be up for the challenge is Esteban Carril.
The man who helped Konta break the world's top 10, starting outside the top 100, looks to have lined up a trial period with the Bromley teenager, according to The Telegraph.
The Spaniard previously guided Konta to the Australian Open semi-finals in 2016, and into the top 10 in the rankings.
He is also a coach closely associated with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), with Raducanu previously working with multiple LTA coaches.
Raducanu withdrew from the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, which is taking place this week, but is still scheduled to play at the Transylvania Open in her father's home country of Romania.
The event will begin on October 25, with the final scheduled for Otober 31.
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