“Emma Raducanu needs to add variety” Former American Pro points out the shortcomings in the teenager’s game

Having won only 3 matches since winning the 2021 US Open, former American Pro analyses what is going wrong for Emma Raducanu who is without a doubt highly talented.

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

Currently ranked 13h in the world, Emma Raducanu has had a rough start to her season so far. Entering the season having just recovered from Covid-19, the Brit picked up another hip injury during her match in Guadalajara which is currently the longest match of the WTA season so far. The injury saw her forfeit the match and also withdraw her name from the next week’s event in Monterrey.

With a 1-3 record for the season and a 3-6 record since winning the 2021 US Open when she stunned the world, the Brit has been offered a lot of advice from former players on how to improve on her game. The latest to do so is former American Pro and currently, an analyst Leif Shiras who also spoke about the affection the Brit has in the USA as she had become the crowd favourite during the Grand Slam as well.

“When you have a player that wins an event with such elegancy and grace, that’s always welcome in any sport. It’s quite remarkable to have a young athlete like that. In the States, we’ve embraced her in a big way. I think she’s a sensation and everyone is asking about Emma. If it only were that easy. She is a young player, there will be a microscope on her, there will be pressure on her. Everyone will also be gunning for her because so many admire and respect her now,” said Shiras speaking with Skysport.

Emma Raducanu can certainily win a 2nd major believes Leif Shiras

Emma Raducanu with the US Open 2021 Trophy
Emma Raducanu with the US Open 2021 Trophy

With a string of poor results, many have started amusing that Emma had the beginner’s luck that saw her win the US Open. Shiras however has a different opinion about it. Even for the luck factor to kick in, winning 10 matches on the trot in a Grand without dropping a set is not easy and it requires talent that Emma certainly has.

“She’s just going to have to find her best tennis more consistently and that’s difficult. There is still a lot of things in her game that she can learn and improve. There are some holes in there. She needs to add in a bit of variety. Similar to what Ash Barty does so well and if she can do that she will be great. She certainly can win a 2nd major in the future,” said Shiras speaking with Skysport.

Raducanu will be next seen in action at the 2022 Indian Wells Open where she will take on Caroline Garcia in the second round having received a bye in the first round due to her seeding.

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