Former GB tennis player and sports psychologist explains Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon exit

Emma Raducanu: Expert on 'possible factors' of Wimbledon exit

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Dr Amanda Owens told GB News that 18-year old Emma Raducanu was thrust into the limelight and had a lot of pressure placed on her by the UK. She added that the rising tennis star must be protected and needs to be given time to rest and recover after her remarkable run at Wimbledon.

Dr Owens said: “I think there are a number of factors here, the fact she is 18.

“She got thrust into the limelight, she has got a great team around her however I think we need to look after her.

“She needs to look at what she has achieved in the last few weeks which is really incredible.

“Certainly, she is not used to the media limelight and we need to protect her.”

She continued: “Also, the breathing problems could be a number of factors.

“We do not know exactly what has happened here.

“She has never had the experience of playing on Court One that late, she had a lot of pressure on her from the UK, everyone was backing her and was very excited.

“It could be a number of factors here but we need to look after her and she needs to rest and recover.”

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