Victoria Azarenka believes Emma Radukanu was ‘scammed’ by imposters after stunning US Open win
Contrary to all expectations and common sense, Brit wins New York Slams at age 18 I became an overnight millionaire in September 2021.
it was a brilliant result propelled her to worldwide fame With an invitation to the movie premiere, the Met Gala and big name sponsors lined up for her autograph.
It’s been a tough road since then, but Noteworthy is the number of injuries Early round end from tournament.
In a moment of reflection, Radukanu Recently, in a newspaper interview, he confessed, “Sometimes I wish I hadn’t won the US Open.”
She also claimed that the women’s tour was “not a reliable and safe place” after being “burned” several times by “sharks” who saw her as just a “piggy bank”.
Two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka, who won’t be named, strongly believes the Kent state ace has become a target for people who don’t care about their own interests.
The 33-year-old Belarusian said: “When Emma won the US Open, what I noticed at the time was that everyone was hugging her like they were friends.
“And I thought maybe they didn’t even know her a month ago.
“It saddens me to hear her say that sometimes she wishes she hadn’t won the US Open.
“But I think it’s a very momentary feeling because if you say to her, ‘Okay, we’ll take it up and you’re okay to go on,’ she agrees. I don’t know if
“I think the advice I would give her is that you shouldn’t forget the people who got you to that moment and helped you get there.
“From my experience, I think she needs a very small circle and a very solid circle.”
Conversation with former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan as part of William Hill Conversation PodcastAzarenka said she had a text message chat with Radukhanu several years ago, long before she made it to the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
Radukanu is missing Wimbledon and US Open this summer She is recovering from three surgeries she underwent in May.
When Emma won the US Open, what I noticed at the time was that everyone hugged her like a friend.
Azarenka, ranked 20th in the world, said, “I met Emma on WhatsApp.
“Her agent at the time contacted me and said there was a young girl who wanted to talk to me and ask for advice.
“We talked for about an hour and she told me she was having an injury problem and was looking forward to being on tour.
“And at Wimbledon 2021, I heard the name Emma Raducanu, looked back at my emails, and it was her!
“When Emma won the US Open, the feeling was a kind of ecstasy and people were so happy for her.
“People are jumping on her right now when she’s down and it’s hard to deal with that wave of negativity.
“When you’re in that moment, you don’t know what’s going on around you, and like she didn’t realize how big she had grown and how huge this moment was. think.
“Everyone wanted to be part of it.”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/23022342/emma-raducanu-us-open-advice-wimbledon/ Wimbledon star Emma Raducanu once asked me for advice after winning the US Open, saying she was ‘holding on to a fake friend’