Emma Raducanu in no rush to appoint a new coach, even if she looks 'crazy' in meantime

Emma Raducanu is in no hurry to appoint a new coach, despite how 'crazy' it might look to outsiders.

The US Open champion was thrust into the public limelight last year when she won at Flushing Meadows as a qualifier.

It was the first time that anyone had won a major after having to qualify for the main draw, and she did it as a teenager and without dropping a single set too.

Since then she has struggled to reach a similar level, with much of that put down to the added scrutiny and pressure she how has to deal with.

Raducanu has also now ran through four different coaches in a year. That has left her working without one for the time being, although she insists it's something she is happy to try.

"That is definitely a journey [where] I'm learning on the way, but it's just what works for me as an individual," she told WSJ magazine.

"It might not work for anyone else and people might look at me like I'm crazy. But I trust my own decision-making and my own beliefs of what I think is right for myself.

"I'm pretty confident in how I'm working and my mindset and outlook towards how I'm approaching my tennis right."

Emma Raducanu injured at Italian Open

Raducanu is currently playing her first clay season as a professional but she was forced to retire injured from the Italian Open last week.

That back injury has put a Roland Garros debut in doubt.

It is possible she will now just focus on the grass court season, where she is already confirmed for Birmingham this summer for what will be her first appearance in the UK since she won the US Open.

"I can't wait to play in Britain again and I'm delighted to be competing at the Rothesay Classic in Birmingham in the 40th year of this historic event," she said.

"It will be great to get back onto the grass and relive some of the wonderful memories from last year, where the backing of the British fans was so fantastic."

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