Emma Raducanu verbreek stilte om te onthul dat sy 'duiselig gevoel het'

'Die moeilikste ding in die wêreld om nie Wimbledon klaar te maak nie': Emma Raducanu verbreek die stilte om te onthul dat sy 'duiselig gevoel het’ en was 'nie goed genoeg om aan te gaan nie’ voordat haar 'mediese span haar aangeraai het om uit die wedstryd te tree’

  • 18-jarige het Dinsdagmiddag 'n hartverblydende boodskap op Twitter geplaas waarin hy die 'ongelooflike skare bedank’
  • Sy het onthul dat dit buite die wedstryd gebuig het 'soos die moeilikste ding om te doen’ maar sy het belowe om ‘sterker terug te kom’
  • Dit kom nadat haar voormalige afrigter gesê het dat sy haar Wimbledon-teleurstelling sal agterlaat en sterk sal terugspring
  • Clint Harris, wat gister se wedstryd met haar gesin gekyk het, het aan MailOnline gesê die terugslag is net 'n sy-stap’
  • Intussen het haar pa gisteraand gesê 'baie mense’ was ‘trots’ van die jong aas nadat sy gedwing is om af te tree
  • Mnr Raducanu, wat saam met ma Renee teleurgesteld gelyk het toe hy toekyk, gesê: ‘Ek dink dit is die vlak’
  • Emma Raducanu het haar stilte verbreek ná haar dramatiese uittrede uit Wimbledon gisteraand, onthul sy 'begin swaar asemhaal en voel siek’ en dink 'die hele ervaring het my ingehaal'.

    Die 18-jarige het 'n hartverblydende boodskap gepos Twitter op Dinsdagmiddag bedank die 'ongelooflike skare’ vir hul ondersteuning gedurende die toernooi en was 'jammer dat ons wedstryd geëindig het soos dit was'.

    Sy het onthul dat die buiging uit die vierde ronde 'gevoel het as die moeilikste ding om te doen’ en haar mediese span het haar aangeraai om af te tree – maar beloof om 'sterker terug te kom'.

    Dit kom nadat haar voormalige afrigter gesê het dat sy haar Wimbledon-teleurstelling sal agterlaat en sterker as ooit sal terugspring.

    Clint Harris, wat gister se wedstryd met haar gesin gekyk het, aan MailOnline gesê die terugslag was bloot 'n 'sy-stap'’ en sy sou daaruit leer.

    Intussen het haar pa gisteraand gesê hy en 'baie mense’ was ‘trots’ van die jong aas nadat sy gedwing is om uit Wimbledon te buig na 'n vermeende 'paniekaanval’ en 'asemhalingsprobleme'.

    Mnr Raducanu, wat saam met Emma se ma, Renee, het sigbaar teleurgesteld voorgekom toe hy van die tribune af toekyk en sê: ‘Ek dink dit is die vlak.’

    Die 18-jarige ster se sprokiesloop het tot 'n einde gekom toe sy tydens die tweede stel van haar middel afgetree het. Wimbledon botsing met Australië se Ajla Tomljanovic.

    Later is aan die lig gebring dat die Bromley-tiener tydens die wedstryd probleme met haar asemhaling gehad het. Maar haar pa, Ian Raducanu, het later voorgestel dat die mededingendheid van die toernooi moontlik van groot belang was.

    Emma Raducanu het haar stilte verbreek ná haar dramatiese uittog uit Wimbledon gisteraand, onthul sy het 'swaar begin asemhaal en siek gevoel' en dink 'die hele ervaring het my ingehaal'

    Emma Raducanu het haar stilte verbreek ná haar dramatiese uittog uit Wimbledon gisteraand, onthul sy 'begin swaar asemhaal en voel siek’ en dink ‘die hele ervaring het my ingehaal’

    Raducanu het vandag getwiet: 'Hi ouens, Ek wou almal laat weet dat ek vanoggend baie beter voel. Eerstens wil ek Ajla gelukwens met die ongelooflike vertoning en ek is jammer dat ons wedstryd geëindig het soos dit was.

    'Ek het hierdie week die beste tennis in my lewe gespeel voor 'n ongelooflike skare en ek dink die hele ervaring het my ingehaal. Aan die einde van die eerste stel, na 'n paar super intense saamtrekke, Ek het swaar begin asemhaal en was duiselig.

    'Die mediese span het my aangeraai om nie voort te gaan nie en, hoewel dit na die moeilikste ding in die wêreld gevoel het om nie my Wimbledon op die baan te kon voltooi nie, Ek was nie goed genoeg om aan te gaan nie.

    ‘Ek wil die mense bedank wat my op elke wedstryd toegejuig het, Ek wou so graag vir jou wen! Ek wil ook die All England CLub bedank, my span, die LTA, my ouers en vriende.

    ‘Gisteraand sal my baie help om te leer wat nodig is om bo te presteer. Ek sal alles wat ons hierdie week saam bereik het, koester en sterker terugkom. Kan nie wag om te sien wat volgende op my reis is nie.’

    Mnr Harris, hoof van tennis by die Bromley Tennis Centre, wat Raducanu vir 'n jaar van haar merkwaardige styging afgerig het, het gesê hy en haar gesin is vol vertroue dat sy hierdie struikelblok sal oorkom en bo die huidige furore sal styg.

    Hy het aan MailOnline gesê: 'Emma is bewus daarvan dat daar in professionele sport tye sal wees wanneer jy dinge teëkom wat onverwags en ongemaklik is, en dit is hoe jy dit hanteer.

    'Ek dink dit was 'n' sywaartse stap’ en sy sal sterker terugkom.’

    Mnr Harris, wat die laaste gekyk het 16 speletjie met haar ouers, gesê: 'Beide Ian en Renee was teleurgesteld oor wat gisteraand gebeur het, maar meer as enigiets vir haar teleurgesteld omdat hulle weet hoe hard sy gewerk het om aan hierdie wonderlike lopie te gaan.

    ‘Maar gisteraand met haar pa op Wimbledon gesels, hy was vol vertroue dat sy sou terugbons.’

    Aan die begin van die toernooi was dit 338ste in die wêreld, Raducanu, wat pas onlangs haar A-eksamen voltooi het, het die verwagtinge oortref toe sy die jongste Britse vrou geword het om die tweede week in Wimbledon sedert Christine Truman in 1959.

    Tog het mnr. Harris gesê dat sy 'desperaat gretig sou gewees het’ om haar tweede stel voort te sit as sy dit sou kon doen.

    He said he did not believe pressure was a major factor in her pulling out but did concede that her big tournament inexperience and fatigue may have played a part.

    Ian Raducanu appeared disappointed as his daughter was forced to quit Wimbledon  due to breathing difficulties yesterday

    The 18-year-old star's fairy-tale run came to an end last night when she quit mid-match during the second set of her Wimbledon clash with Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic

    Ian Raducanu (op die foto links), the father of teenage tennis star Emma Raducanu (op die foto regs), said the competitive ‘levelof Wimbledon may have led to the young ace’s shock retirement through ‘breathing difficulties’ – but said the nation remained ‘proud of her’.

    The 18-year-old star's fairy-tale run came to an end last night when she quit mid-match during the second set of her Wimbledon clash with Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic

    The 18-year-old star’s fairy-tale run came to an end last night when she quit mid-match during the second set of her Wimbledon clash with Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic

    British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu was forced to retire during the second set of her Wimbledon clash with Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic due to 'difficulty breathing'

    British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu was forced to retire during the second set of her Wimbledon clash with Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic due to ‘difficulty breathing

    Emma Raducanu receiving medical treatment during her fourth round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

    Emma Raducanu receiving medical treatment during her fourth round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

    How Emma Raducanu became the Youngest British girl in the last 16 since Christine Truman in 1959

    Emma Raducanu is the youngest British female to make it into the second week at Wimbledon for more than 60 jare.

    Christine Truman reached the fourth round in 1959 bejaardes 18 years and five months – two months younger than Emma. Opmerklik, two years earlier Truman made it to the semi-finals aged 16 in her debut in SW19 in 1957.

    Truman’s success was all the more impressive given that since birth she was partially blind in her left eye – a fact her family had kept secret from competitors in her early days.

    Asked whether her daughter’s sight had contributed to her disappointing performance at Wimbledon in 1962 when she was knocked out in the third round, her mother told a newspaper: ‘It is nonsense to suggest that Christine’s eyesight has affected her tennis in any way. It was exactly the same when she was on top of her form.

    In a career spanning more than two decades, Truman, an unpredictable player whose form could soar one week and crash the next, won titles in France and Italy and was later a finalist at both Wimbledon and the US Open. She had another successful Wimbledon run in 1965 when – unseeded and all but written off by observers – she made it to the semi-final. Continuing to play at domestic tournaments throughout her career, she was Martina Navratilova’s first opponent at Wimbledon in 1973.

    She married former Wasps rugby player Gerry Janes, en die egpaar het vier kinders gehad, one of whom – Amanda Keen – went on to become a professional tennis player who twice played at Wimbledon and had a career-best ranking of number 207. Mrs Truman Janes retired from tennis in 1975 and became a commentator for BBC radio.

    She was awarded an MBE in the 2001 Queen’s Birthday’s Honours list for her services to sport. She has also published several children’s books including her first, Dilly And Other Poems, about a loveable doll which finds itself in different situations, such as – unsurprisingly – learning to play tennis.

    Even though she stopped playing tennis competitively many years ago, Mrs Truman Janes still takes to the court at her local clubs in Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, Suffolk. She told her local newspaper: ‘It exercises all the muscles and it is something you can keep doing into old age.’ Intussen, Britain’s men’s No 2 Cameron Norrie – the last British star in the men’s singles after Andy Murray crashed out of the tournament on Friday – lost his match against Roger Federer yesterday.

    Norrie, 25, put up a valiant effort against the eight-time champion but was beaten in four sets. The player stopped during the match to give a memento of his official Wimbledon towel to a young spectator who had been hit by a tennis ball. It was the third consecutive Grand Slam event where Norrie had reached the last 32, losing to Rafael Nadal at both the Australian and French Opens prior to his defeat to Swiss veteran Federer yesterday.

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    Hy het gesê: ‘Her stamina and agility are second to none and she would have been mortified to have to throw the towel in but it’s a decision she would’ve taken with her team.

    ‘I texted Ian this morning and asked how things were. He’s a guy who keeps things close to his chest and all he said was ‘everything’s ok, she’s fine.

    ‘Personally I don’t think it was that she couldn’t handle the pressure, she’s extremely tough mentally as well as physically.

    ‘But she did look a little pale when she came on to court, she did appear to be off-colour from where I was sitting.

    ‘You have to remember, wel, that yesterday was the third top-50 player she has played in succession and to maintain that level of tennis both physically and mentally is exhausting. And she isn’t used to that yet.

    ‘Also there was a big delay in when her match was due to start. We thought she’d be on about 4.30pm but it wasn’t until 8pm that she got started. That’s a lot of time and the anxiety grows and grows.

    ‘What does she do nutrition-wise in that time? Does she have a snack, does she have a larger meal? These are all decisions that she hasn’t had to make yet at this level.

    ‘Was it indigestion? I can’t say for sure, it would be totally speculative. She was hyperventilating at one point and also holding her stomach so it could have also been an abdominal muscle strain or tear but I’m not convinced of that to be honest.

    MailOnline revealed yesterday how Raducanu and her father, who works in finance, would often play tennis in the quiet cul-de-sac outside their home in the leafy South London suburb of Bromley.

    They were seen by neighbours knocking balls back and forth during lockdown to keep her concentration levels up for Wimbledon.

    Paying tribute to her parents, Mr Harris said: ‘Her father doesn’t play tennis but his depth of knowledge of the sport is incredible and I think Emma has inherited her parents intellect, which has enabled her to keep in perspective what is going on around her.

    ‘When Emma was training here, Ian would actually be courtside and that’s something I’d actively encourage. He wanted to understand the psychology, the technical development it takes to play tennis at this level.

    ‘That’s why he goes out into their cul-de-sac with her to knock some balls about. There isn’t anything he can really do technically but he knows that by having a few rallies with her it helps maintain her eye and hand co-ordination.

    ‘Both Ian and Renee have devoted so much to their daughter’s career and they’ve been key to keeping her grounded and aware of the pitfalls that professional sport at the highest level can bring.

    ‘What happens to Emma from now on? Who knows. But this is a great step. You don’t get to where Emma is at the moment overnight, she’s been playing since she was six-years-old and has honed her raw talent with hours and hours of hard work and determination. We are all fully behind her.

    There was no reply at Raducanu’s semi-detached home today, although neighbour Dave Moore, 74, bygevoeg: ‘It was such a shame about how she went out the way she did but she can hold her head up high. She’s done everyone in the cul-de-sac proud.

    Mnr Raducanu, wat saam met Emma se ma, Renee, appeared visibly disappointed as he watched from the stands yesterday, Die Parlement se Komitee vir Openbare Administrasie en Grondwetlike Sake gaan nou ondersoek instel na die 'nudge-eenheid': ‘Ek dink dit is die vlak.’

    The father did not clarify if he meant mental or physical, though when asked if it was nerves, antwoord hy: 'Wie weet?’ But he said he was ‘proud, as many people areof his daughter’s Wimbledon run.

    Mr Raducanu said he was 'proud' of his daughter's Wimbledon run, 'as many Britons are,' hy het bygevoeg

    Mr Raducanu said he was ‘proudof his daughter’s Wimbledon run, ‘as many Britons are,’ hy het bygevoeg

    Supporters back in Emma Raducanu’s home town of Bromley share their ‘prideis young star after her Wimbledon exit

    Neighbours of the Raducanu family yesterday expressed their pride in the teenage tennis ace after she was forced to retire from Wimbledon last night.

    The 18-year-old lives with her parents in a quiet cul-de-sac in Bromley, Kent.

    Full-time mum Michelle Derham, 29, said she hoped Raducanu would get even further than the fourth round at Wimbledon next year.

    Sy het gese: ‘I’m just really proud of her and hopefully she will get even further in the future, when the tournament happens again.

    ‘She has done really well. I’m proud of her achievements and I hope she is too.

    ‘She has massively exceeded all expectations, especially with lockdown and not being able to practice properly. She’s an amazing player and I hope she’s okay.

    Nog 'n buurman, Chidera Pius, 18, praised Raducanu’s achievements and said she hoped the tennis star got better soon.

    Sy het gese: ‘I feel so bad for her. She’s just 18 years old like me and just finished her A-Levels. It’s a lot for the average teen, without the whole tennis pressure.

    ‘She shouldn’t try to beat herself up too much about it. She has still done incredibly well, better than anyone could have imagined.

    ‘I hope she does keep strong and comes back stronger. I hope she does keep training and good luck to her.

    James Carlton, 24, manager at Bromley Tennis Centre where Emma used to train, was watching her fourth round match when she was forced to retire.

    He praised her performance in the tournament and said she did better than he ever expected.

    Hy het gesê: ‘She did incredibly well to get so far and surpassed all expectations of everyone. She did really well to get to the second week especially.

    ‘I watched her from around halfway through the first set and then watched the three all in the first set, until she had to retire.

    ‘The first set she was really good and held her own and was digging in and came up with some big first serves and second serves as she needed to.

    ‘Her opponent was considerably more experienced and she did really well.

    ‘Sadly the fourth round was a little too much and I’m not sure what the injury or issue was.

    James, who knows Raducanu from her time practising at the club in Bromley said he had watched at least a part of each of her matches in the tournament and said she was an inspiration to everyone in the club.

    Hy het gesê: ‘I just want her to know how pleased we are for her.

    ‘I’m sure that there will be more occasions in the future where she will do as good or even better.

    ‘Hopefully we will see her competing again soon.

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    Intussen, those back in the star’s home town of Bromley also showed their support for the young ace. James Carlton, 24, manager at Bromley Tennis Centre, praised her performance in the tournament.

    Hy het gesê: ‘She did incredibly well to get so far and surpassed all expectations of everyone. She did really well to get to the second week especially.

    Mr Carlton added: ‘I just want her to know how pleased we are for her. I’m sure that there will be more occasions in the future where she will do as good or even better.

    Canadian-born Raducanu, who last week became the youngest British woman to make it to the second week at SW19 since 1959, was taken off court requiring medical treatment after losing the first set 6-4 to Tomljanovic before retiring 3-0 af.

    She was seen clutching her stomach during the second set before quitting the tournament to the shock of her fans inside and outside No1 Court.

    Raducanu had become the nation’s last hope of success at Wimbledon after British superstar Sir Andy Murray crashed out last week.

    US tennis legend John McEnroe suggested ‘it got a bit too muchfor Raducanu after he told presenter Clare Balding that she buckled under the pressure and got ’emotional’.

    He was facing a Twitter backlash for making ‘completely inappropriatecomments about Raducanu’s health yesterday.

    McEnroe gesê: ‘I feel bad for Emma, I mean obviously it gotit appears it got a bit too much, as is understandable, particularly what we’ve been talking about for the last six weeks.

    ‘How much can players handle? It makes you look at the guys that have been around and the girls for so long, how well they can handle it.

    ‘These guys that can keep their composure and the girls out there are absolutely amazingso we have to appreciate the players that are able to do it so well and hopefully she will learn from this experience.

    Sitting beside McEnroe, ex-British No1 Annabel Croft said: ‘I think she will cope with it very well, and I think it’s about not reading anything, not looking too much at your phone.

    ‘I hear (Rafael) Nadal talking about it time and time again when he refers to youngsters coming through.

    ‘He always saysit’s about the team keeping her feet on the ground and just working every day as she has since she was a little girl to try to be a better tennis player every day.

    Laura Robson, the ex-British No1 who reached the fourth round at the age of 19 in 2013, bygevoeg: ‘Perhaps the pressure has caught up with her. It’s part of being a Brit at Wimbledon.

    The surprise retirement may also now spark a backlash towards Wimbledon, who controversially abandoned its usual policy of scheduling all the women’s fourth rounds no later than second on the programme.

    This has been done in the past on the second Monday to ensure fairness in terms of rest, as the female quarter finals are played on Tuesday.

    In plaas daarvan, Raducanu’s game was put in the prime early evening slot, giving more fans and viewers the chance to watch someone who has enchanted the All England Club as the fresh new face of British tennis.

    Such a prime-time match is a big step-up for Raducanu, who has played sparingly in the professional game.

    Her relatively sparse outings have mostly come in remote outposts of the sport in small tournaments with a smattering of spectators.

    Emma Raducanu reacts during her fourth round match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic

    Emma Raducanu reacts during her fourth round match against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic

    Raducanu reacts during her 4th round match against Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia at the Wimbledon Championships

    Raducanu reacts during her 4th round match against Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia at the Wimbledon Championships

    Raducanu goes off court for a medical time out in her Ladies' Singles Fourth Round match against Ajla Tomljanovic

    Raducanu goes off court for a medical time out in her LadiesSingles Fourth Round match against Ajla Tomljanovic

    Raducanu was born in Toronto in 2002 to a Chinese mother and Romanian father and the family moved over to England when she was two. Despite only making her first WTA Tour main draw appearance last month at the Nottingham Open, Raducanu has had previous success in youth competitions.

    Screens were set up at Raducanu’s schoolNewstead Wood School in Orpingtonto allow staff and pupils to watch her take on Tomljanovic in the fourth round match. Staff and club members had also been watching next door at Bromley Tennis club, where Raducanu played regularly from the age of nine to 16, before moving on to train at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

    Her teachers described her as ‘focused, determined and hard-working’ op en van die hof, with Newstead School headteacher Alan Blount saying she was ‘in the zoneand ‘loving every minuteof the tournament.

    ‘Emma has been with us since year seven when she was 11 years old and she’s always been tipped for great things,’ Mr Blount said ahead of the match. ‘Obviously you can’t look into the future and you don’t know if it is going to come good, but we knew she was heading for great things.

    ‘If everything was right she was going to be the next big thing and look, here she is.

    Saturday’s win means Raducanu is guaranteed a payday of at least £181,000 this weekover six times her previous accumulated career earnings of £28,762.

    Raducanu – who has been praised by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and former world number one Sir Andyis tipped to earn millions in sponsorship deals.

    Brands are likely to be clambering over themselves to sign her up; with her charming post-match interview on court leaving her joking about how she never expected a second week at Wimbledon.

    After her first round victory, she gained 30,000 volgelinge op Instagram – and Saturday’s win took that to another levelshe’s currently on 153,000 and rising fast.

    One expert said: 'Sy is baie skoon, aantreklik, multikultureel, successful and young.

    Raducanu reacts during her 4th round match against Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia at the Wimbledon Championships

    Raducanu reacts during her 4th round match against Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia at the Wimbledon Championships

    Raducanu reacts during her 4th round match against Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia at the Wimbledon Championships

    Raducanu's mother appeared upset as her daughter was forced to quit Wimbledon last night after suffering breathing difficulties

    Raducanu’s mother and father pictured left and right as their daughter was forced to quit the British grand slam after suffering breathing difficulties

    British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu at No1 Court at Wimbledon

    British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu at No1 Court at Wimbledon

    Raducanu dejected during her fourth round match at Wimbledon

    Raducanu dejected during her fourth round match at Wimbledon

    Raducanu has retired with injury, bringing her fairy-tale run at Wimbledon to an abrupt end after the teenage wildcard lost the first set to Australian player Ajla Tomljanovic

    Raducanu has retired with injury, bringing her fairy-tale run at Wimbledon to an abrupt end after the teenage wildcard lost the first set to Australian player Ajla Tomljanovic

    Raducanu has retired with injury, bringing her fairy-tale run at Wimbledon to an abrupt end after the teenage wildcard lost the first set to Australian player Ajla Tomljanovic

    Gebore in Kanada aan 'n Roemeense vader en 'n Chinese moeder, Raducanu moved to Britain at the age of two and grew up in London. She first picked up a racquet aged five and played at Bromley Tennis Academy from the age of ten.

    Tydens lockdown, in 'n stil doodloopstraat waar die gesin woon, kan sy sien hoe sy tennisballe heen en weer vir haar pa slaan.

    Op haar Instagram -blad, die opkomende ster verwys na haar wêreldwye oorsprong deur Londen, waar sy nou woon, Toronto, waar sy gebore is en die twee stede waar haar ouers afkomstig is van Boekarest in Roemenië en Shenyang in China.

    Haar dubbele erfenis bly vir haar belangrik en sy het met liefde gepraat van familielede oor die hele wêreld, sê: 'My ouma, Mamiya, woon steeds in die middel van Boekarest. Ek gaan 'n paar keer per jaar terug, bly by haar, sien haar. Dit is regtig lekker. Ek is mal oor die kos, om eerlik te wees.

    'Ek bedoel, die kos is ongelooflik. En my ouma se kookkuns is ook iets besonders. Ek het wel bande met Boekarest.’

    Weke gelede, die tiener, who’s a fan of Taiwanese TV shows, was sitting A-Levels in Economics and Maths at Newstead School in Orpington, Kent.

    Raducanu has been described as a ‘model pupil’ deur haar onderwysers by die selektiewe meisies’ grammatika skool. She achieved three 9s, and four 8s in her GCSEs and is awaiting the results of her maths and economics A-levels.

    Her PE teacher Sarah Eells, said it was ‘very emotionalwatching Raducanu ‘achieve her dreamand that the teenager was a ‘role model and an inspirationto other pupils.

    Raducanu received a huge welcome from excited Wimbledon spectators this evening

    Raducanu received a huge welcome from excited Wimbledon spectators this evening

    Emma Raducanu during her fourth round match Wimbledon Tennis Championships

    Emma Raducanu during her fourth round match Wimbledon Tennis Championships

    Kampioen in wording: Emma neem deel aan 'n junior kompetisie in Frankryk

    She is pictured on her way to victory at Wimbledon on Saturday

    Kampioen in wording: Emma neem deel aan 'n junior kompetisie in Frankryk, links, and on her way to victory at Wimbledon on Saturday. Even if she loses, Emma – who has been praised by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sir Andy Murray – is tipped to earn millions in sponsorship deals. One expert said: 'Sy is baie skoon, aantreklik, multikultureel, suksesvol en jonk’

    Recipe for success both on and off court: the teenager's Instagram account has seen her amass 153,000 followers in a week

    Recipe for success both on and off court: the teenager’s Instagram account has seen her amass 153,000 followers in a week

    Raducanu has seen congratulation pour in from both Sir Andy Murray and her maths teacher: Sy het gese: 'I have actually received a few emails from my school teachers. My math teacher emailed me today congratulating me.'

    Buite die hof, die tiener praat Mandaryns en is 'n fan van Taiwanese televisieprogramme

    Raducanu has seen congratulation pour in from both Sir Andy Murray and her maths teacher: Sy het gese: ‘I have actually received a few emails from my school teachers. My math teacher emailed me today congratulating me

    ‘I’m so proud and it’s very emotional how we feel just seeing her achieve her dream and show her skill,’ sy het gese. ‘She fully deserves it and her hard work is paying off.

    ‘Her mindset is so strong and she is very focused and determined. I believe she has all the qualities of an elite sportswoman.

    ‘Ek 100 per cent think she is made for this and she will go all the way. The shots that she’s pulling off are just outstanding. How she’s finished them off and coped with the pressure is incredible.

    ‘I’m quite blown away with what she is achieving but it shows her character on courtbut that’s just her as a person. No drama or ego, she’s just very hard-working and dedicated.

    ‘She’s an absolute role model and inspiration. The buzz that we’ve got that’s going on for the students, the staff and the past students is amazing.

    Raducanu insisted she is focused on her tennis career, and has juggled matches with schoolwork this year during the pandemicchoosing not to travel abroad for lower level tournaments.

    Her maths teacher Sarah Sword, 48, who emailed her after her victory against world number 45 Sorana Cirstea on Saturday, gesê: 'Sy is 'n baie talentvolle wiskundige, sy is 'n baie talentvolle student.

    ‘She’s very active in class in terms of participating in the lessons, vrae vra, answering questionsand she has a very sharp mind.

    ‘She is going to do brilliantly in her exams. Daar is geen twyfel in my gedagtes nie. She has managed this amazing balance between her studies and pursuing her passion for tennis. Sy is eenvoudig oulik.’

    The rising star is coached by Sir Andy’s father-in-law Nigel Sears, wat gesê het sy is 'gebore om tennis te speel', toevoeging: 'Ek het geweet sy was buitengewoon die eerste keer dat ek haar sien.’

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