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“I think it’s unfair but it’s something I’ve learned to deal with and become a bit more desensitized to outside noise,” Emma Raducanu responds to criticism following her loss at the Miami Open.

Last update: 26/03/22 10:33

Emma Raducanu said she had to learn to deal with ‘outside noise’

Emma Raducanu has defended her commitment to tennis amid the ‘unfair’ and ‘misleading’ response to her growing list of sponsorship deals.

The US Open champion suffered a frustrating second-round loss to Katerina Sinaiakova at the Miami Open on Thursday night, ending her hard-court campaign until later this summer.

After the defeat, some comments on social media again highlighted his growing list of business partners.

Porsche announced a deal for the 19-year-old earlier this week, but the British No1 insists her main priority is to improve her results on the pitch.

“Maybe you just saw on the news or on social media that I’m signing this or that deal and I feel like it’s pretty misleading because I’m working five, six hours a day [of training]I’m at the club 12 hours a day,” Raducanu told various national newspapers.

Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou says Raducanu is on track to win more Grand Slams but says patience is needed in his development

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Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou says Raducanu is on track to win more Grand Slams but says patience is needed in his development

Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou says Raducanu is on track to win more Grand Slams but says patience is needed in his development

“But I throw a pole in the car on the way to practice and all of a sudden it’s ‘I’m not focusing on tennis’. I think it’s unfair but it’s something that I’ve learned to deal with and become a little more desensitized to outside noise.

“At the end of the day, I feel like my days [with sponsors] are quite limited. I don’t have crazy days. I do three, four days per term, so it’s really not that much.”

Since a remarkable qualifying victory at Flushing Meadows in September, Raducanu has found life difficult on the WTA Tour.

A bout of coronavirus in the winter affected her training schedule ahead of the new campaign and now the world No.13 will take a step into the unknown with the season on clay – a surface she is completely unfamiliar with – at the horizon.

Mouratoglou says positive, driven and non-judgmental characteristics of Raducanu coach Torben Beltz are good for her

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Mouratoglou says positive, driven and non-judgmental characteristics of Raducanu coach Torben Beltz are good for her

Mouratoglou says positive, driven and non-judgmental characteristics of Raducanu coach Torben Beltz are good for her

The new partner Porsche revealed on Monday that Raducanu will participate next month in the Stuttgart Open, a tournament sponsored by the German manufacturer.

Before that, she will represent Great Britain in a Billie Jean King Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic in Prague.

Raducanu will make her singles debut in the competition on the weekend of April 15-16 alongside teammates Harriet Dart, Katie Swan and Sonay Kartal.




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