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Raducanu heads back to drawing board after Indian Wells defeat

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Oct 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu stated she was upset however not discouraged after crashing out of Indian Wells on Friday in her first match since beautiful the tennis world at Flushing Meadows final month.

After dropping the primary set, the 18-year-old squandered a 4-2 lead towards Aliaksandra Sasnovich within the second earlier than ultimately falling 6-2 6-4.

The British sensation stated the distinction in expertise between the gamers was the deciding think about her incapability to power a deciding set.

“She’s been on Tour, probably been 4-2 down like hundreds of times,” she stated.

“It’s my third WTA tournament this year. It will come in time. I’ve just got to not rush it, keep going and get my head back to the drawing board.”

Raducanu, who parted methods with coach and former Davis Cup participant Andrew Richardson after her triumph in New York, stated she would evaluation the match on Saturday.

“From there, I’ll be able to plan,” she stated.

Despite the loss, she stated she is going to maintain her head excessive and take a look at to be taught as a lot as she will be able to from it.

“There’s going to be disappointment after any loss,” she stated.

“I didn’t go in there putting any pressure on myself because in my mind, I’m so inexperienced that I’m just taking it all in.

“You’re going to have highs and also you’re all the time going to have lows the place you are upset with the way you carried out.

“Aliaksandra played a great match. You could tell she’s more experienced than me. She went out there and executed her game plan better than I did. She, of course, deserved to win.”

Prior to the event, Raducanu had stated she deliberate on competing at various tournaments this 12 months together with the WTA 250 occasion in Linz, Austria subsequent month, with hopes of constructing the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico.

For now, she stated she is content material to return house to England and re-group.

“We’ll see what happens when I get back,” she stated.

“I’ll probably discuss with a few people on my team and see what’s right for me, what the next decision is going to be.

“We’ll see what occurs.”

Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Editing by Lincoln Feast

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Oct 8, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Emma Raducanu (GBR) reacts after losing a point against Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 8, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Emma Raducanu (GBR) hits a shot against Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

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