Last revised on December 17, 2022. from the tennis category.
Following her exhibition match on Friday in Abu Dhabi against Wimbledon runner-up Ons Jabeur, Emma Raducanu claims she is now injury-free and feeling "good.".
While preparing for the 2023 season, the 20-year-old has been working on her fitness after losing to Tunisian Jabeur.
On Friday, Raducanu made the announcement that she had hired 30-year-old German Sebastian Sachs as her new coach.
"Physically, bodily, injury-wise, I'm fine now. I hope that continues," said Raducanu.
The US Open winner from last year will watch the World Cup final between France and Argentina in Doha on Sunday before flying to Singapore to continue her preseason workouts.
On January 2, 2023, Raducanu will begin her tennis season at the ASB Classic in Auckland before traveling to Melbourne for the Australian Open two weeks later.
She continued, "I've focused more on my fitness over the past two months and played less tennis.". I'm merely attempting to express my feelings on the court. ".
According to Raducanu, playing Jabeur was a "pretty positive step in figuring out where I am and what I can do better.".
Since I want to be back on the court so badly, the Briton continued, "I really obviously want to work hard and try to get on the court as much as possible, but I could overdo it if I didn't really think it through.".
Simply put, I should occasionally reduce the number of hours I work. ".
She listed playing freely and "not thinking" about her fitness as one of her season's "biggest goals," according to Raducanu.
I want to be able to go out there and just play tennis," she said. "I believe I'm in a better position this year, but it will still take some time to fully develop.
"Winning a championship in 2023 is probably my main objective. ".
The Russian Dmitry Tursunov and Romanian Raducanu's coaching relationship ended in October, and Sachs is now Raducanu's fifth coach in 18 months.
The 76th-ranked Raducanu stated, "We are trialing until the end of the year and just seeing how it goes really.".
"Things are going well. I've only known him for a week, but I find him to be a really calming influence. He's switched on, so I'm eager to see how it turns out.