Emma Raducanu: Coco Gauff urges US Open champion to be wary of social media | Tennis news


Coco Gauff urged Emma Raducanu to be wary of social media

Coco Gauff urged her teenage colleague Emma Raducanu to be wary of social media after the Briton’s first Grand Slam triumph at the US Open last month.

Raducanu, 18, whose triumph at Flushing Meadows made her the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title, has gained thousands of new followers on her social media accounts.

But Gauff, who rose to fame at the age of 15 when she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2019, urged Raducanu to be careful.

“It’s exciting when you get all the retweets and everything following and stuff, but it can be a little overwhelming. At least in my experience. That’s probably what I would have liked to know, not to focus on social media, ”said the world No.19.

“I put a time limit on my phone because I thought I was spending too much time on it. From 8:30 am to 9:30 pm, I have limited access to the apps, ”Gauff added.

Gauff and Raducanu will both be in action this week at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, which returns after two years after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roger Federer, 20-time Grand Slam champion, also recently suggested that the next generation of tennis stars like Raducanu need help avoiding social media abuse that affects them.

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