Indian Wells: Emma Raducanu says it has been a ‘very cool three weeks’ since US Open win

Raducanu attended the James Bond premiere final week

Emma Raducanu says it has been “fairly cool” to obtain the congratulations of different gamers at Indian Wells, however now’s the time to get again to enterprise.

The US Open champion, 18, has a bye to the second spherical of the BNP Paribas Open in California because the seventeenth seed.

She’s going to face both Colombia’s Maria Camila Osorio Serrano or Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in her first match since successful in New York.

“It is very nice,” the Briton stated of the congratulations of her friends.

“All of the gamers are very pleasant. I am nonetheless very new on the tour – so it is fairly cool.

“However I have not actually spent an excessive amount of time hanging round. I’ve simply been coaching and getting about my enterprise, after which leaving.”

Since changing into the primary qualifier to win a Grand Slam singles title, Raducanu has attended the Met Gala and the London premiere of the brand new James Bond movie.

She added: “It has been a really cool three weeks. I obtained to expertise some nice issues that I in all probability by no means would have gotten to do earlier than.”

Raducanu is presently and not using a everlasting coach having determined towards extending her quick, however extremely profitable, partnership with Andrew Richardson.

She is being assisted in Indian Wells by Jeremy Bates, who works with the British quantity six Katie Boulter as a part of his duties as a Garden Tennis Affiliation (LTA) nationwide coach.

“Jeremy is a part of ladies’s tennis on the LTA, so whereas he is right here, he is serving to me out,” Raducanu stated.

“However going forwards, I am simply going to attend and try to discover the appropriate individual. I am not going to hurry into something. I need to be sure I make the appropriate determination.

“I am simply searching for the final issues in a coach, actually. Somebody you get together with nicely, and somebody who can push you.”

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