Emma Raducanu may have the world at her feet, but the US Open champion has been warned about her conduct on the court.
Even though she defeated Sloane Stephens in the first round of the Australian Open, her opponent said that “she has a lot to learn”.
The British star beat the American on Tuesday, winning 6-0 2-6 6-1, taking the first set in just 17 minutes.
During his post-match press conference, Stephens appeared to question Raducanu’s behavior on the pitch, especially during the opening rallies.
“Everyone saw after the first point she gave as a massive scream,” said the 2017 US Open champion.
“Because she’s so young, it’s definitely a long road, so there’s going to be a lot of ups and downs. I think she, yeah, just has a lot to learn.
“I was talking to someone in the locker room and I was like, ‘We’ll be there when she comes down.
“Not Emma but just in general. Everything is like a cycle, and I think learning to deal with it early is the best way to deal with it.
“Just because there are always a lot of ups and downs in tennis.”
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