Emma Raducanu withdraws from the Kremlin Cup after a surprising defeat at Indian Wells in her first match since winning the US Open.
EMMA RADUCANU has withdrawn from the next tournament she was scheduled to compete in.
The US Open champion was scheduled to compete at the Kremlin Cup, which begins in Moscow on Monday.
However, the 18-year-old has decided to boycott the tournament as she tries to get back on track after her spectacular Grand Slam victory last month.
When Raducanu triumphed in New York, she became the first qualifier to ever win a major trophy.
As she saw her face on billboards and received notes from the Queen, Victory flipped her world upside down.
After that, she parted ways with her coach in search of someone with more senior tour experience.
She then went on to lose in the first round of her follow-up tournament in Indian Wells to world No. 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Anne Keothavong, the British captain for the Billie Jean King Cup, felt she lacked ‘passion’ for the event in the Californian desert.
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After the disappointing straight-sets exit, he recommended the superstar to ‘go off and chill.’
Raducanu looks to have taken that counsel to heart, as he has decided to forgo the next WTA Tour event.
After parting ways with former trainer Andrew Richardson last month, she is still looking for a new instructor.
And the man who orchestrated Maria Sharapova’s meteoric rise has cautioned her that coaches will not be swarming to her door.
Expectations may be set too high for a ‘big name’ to feel confident in winning with her, according to Michael Joyce.