“I think yoga is so calming, it’s one of those activities I do, and when I do it I get totally disoriented”

Emma Raducanu, who is nursing a back injury ahead of her French Open debut, recently opened up about her routine.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Radukanu talked about how yoga helped “maintain flexibility” and had a calming effect on her.

“I do yoga because I think it’s important to be flexible because we’ll be on the tennis court in various positions,” Raducanu said. “I think yoga is so calming, it’s one of those activities I do, and when I do it I get totally disoriented.”

Much has been said about Emma Raducanu’s frequent coaching changes. She split with Andrew Richardson after her US Open win and most recently with Torben Belts. The Brit said that while such frequent changes might be seen as “crazy”, she trusted her “decisions”.

“It was definitely a journey [where] I’m learning, but this is exactly what works for me personally. It may not work for other people, and people may think I’m crazy, but I trust my own decisions and my own beliefs that work for me. I have confidence in the way I work and the mindset and outlook on how to play tennis right,” she said.

Emma Raducanu also outlined her “intensive” fitness routine and stressed the need for “rest days”.

“A week of training, I might wake up and warm up [for] 20-30 minutes, then play for an hour and a half, have some lunch, then play another hour and a half. Then maybe do an hour, an hour and a half at the gym at the end of the day, and then some therapy to keep fit. It’s intense and it’s sure to cost you a lot. It’s also important to maintain rest days,” she said.

“Stay curious and ask questions, and you’ll learn from a lot of people” – Emma Raducanu

In the interview, when asked about the best advice she’s ever received, Emma Raducanu said curiosity and questioning helped her “learn from a lot of people.”

“Maybe, be curious and ask questions,” she said. “I think it’s something I’m definitely going to do in my life, especially in my tennis – all the coaches and everyone I meet. Then you learn from a lot of people and you can apply it at will, choose The parts you want to apply and the parts you want to apply don’t, but at least you have a choice.”

While Raducanu admits she needs to get better at “relaxing,” she does enjoy bathing in Epsom salts after a long day of training.

“I probably need to get better at relaxing because I don’t really have any time for myself, but after a long day of training, I absolutely love bathing in Epsom salts,” she says. “Especially if you train a lot, [it feels like] You really deserve it. The problem is to get rid of it. I just turned into a shriveled plum because I was too lazy to leave because I was comfortable. “

The defending U.S. Open champion reluctantly admitted that her parents’ advice “has always been right” and that they “just know better.”

“I ask my parents the most because they’ve always been right, even if I don’t want to admit it. In the end, no matter how much time has passed, if I look back, yes, well, they probably made the right decision. They just know More, it sounds cliché, but it’s true,” she said.


Edited by Nihal Tarapowara

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