After facing a first-round defeat at the Qatar Open, former US Open champion Emma Raducanu expressed her intention to revise her tournament scheduling.
The 21-year-old, who struggled with form and injuries in the previous season, is determined to make changes to better adapt to the demanding tour schedule.
Raducanu, currently ranked 262nd in the world, acknowledged the need for improved planning and more matches to enhance her performance.
Reflecting on her recent loss in Doha, Raducanu highlighted her challenges during the match, citing difficulties with her serve, return, forehand, and backhand. She admitted to struggling to get into the game and acknowledged the importance of addressing various aspects of her play.
The British tennis sensation emphasized the need to practice training outdoors more frequently, recognizing the differences in conditions, lighting, and shadows that can impact her performance.
Despite her recent setbacks, Raducanu remains determined to refine her game and is contemplating a strategic break. Reports suggest she may take a pause before potentially returning for the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments next month.
While facing uncertainties about receiving a wildcard for the Dubai tournament, Raducanu is focused on regaining her form and making calculated decisions about her schedule to achieve sustained success on the tour.