Sabalenka in breaking into the top 5.
Raducanu requires security
The 19-year-old Raducanu has undergone a number of coaching changes in the past 12 months, and tennis experts all agree that he needs some coaching stability.
Tursunov began collaborating with Kontaveit around this time last year. Kontaveit continued to have a fantastic season, and their collaboration was an immediate success. Raducanu is anxious to secure some remarkable results, so she will undoubtedly be hoping Tursunov also helps her up her game.
Raducanu lost to Caroline Garcia in straight sets in the second round at Wimbledon. Since Raducanu has had trouble with her game all season, there isn’t much hope for her to successfully defend her US Open crown.
When asked if she felt under pressure entering the US Open, Raducanu just laughed it off. There is no pressure, said Raducanu. Why is there pressure, for example? Still just 19,
It’s a joke, sort of. I genuinely achieved a slam. I have received attention, yes. But nobody can take away my status as a slam champion from me. The pressure is actually on people who haven’t done it. It will be fun to return to New York since I’ve had a lot of experience playing on large courts, with crowds in stadiums, and with the spotlight shining on you.
That is fine with me. For me, everything is a learning experience. I’m taking advantage of any opportunity that comes my way. Next week, Raducanu will compete at the Citi Open in Washington.