Emma Raducanu slams her critics over "unfair" comments due to latest sponsorship deals

Emma Raducanu retaliated against allegations that she was diverting her attention away from tennis in exchange of endorsement deals.

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Emma Raducanu retaliated against allegations that she was diverting her attention away from tennis in exchange for a succession of endorsement deals.

This year, the US Open champion has struggled to regain her best form, winning only two of her seven games. She was eliminated in the second round of the Miami Open this week by Katerina Sinaiakova. The tournament's early termination spurred social media speculation that she was preoccupied with non-training obligations.

Emma Raducanu slams her critics over

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"I'm training 5 or 6 hours a day"- Emma Raducanu

Raducanu, who joined Porsche to her roster of sponsors earlier this week, struck a new high for outside-the-courtroom criticism of her company. "Maybe just seeing me signing this or that deal on news or social media feels pretty misleading. As I'm training 5 or 6 hours a day. I'm in the club, 12 hours a day," Raducanu said.

"But when I threw a post in the car in the middle of practice, I suddenly lost focus on tennis. I think it's unfair. But I've learned to deal with it and become a little more insensitive to external noise. After all, my days (with sponsors) feel pretty limited. I don't have crazy days. I do it three or four days a quarter, so that's not much. Not many," the US Open champion added.

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Emma Raducanu slams her critics over

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Last year, he won his maiden Grand Slam at the US Open, but it was just her first full season on the WTA Tour at the age of 19. However, Raducanu says that she is attempting to avoid what people are saying about her on social media in order to avoid current criticism. "At first, I was peeking at what was being said once in a while. But now I don't feel like doing that because it can be less positive or positive and I feel it reaches you. Thickening the skin a little. I'm learning."

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"For me, I'm doing these things, but I'm training hard and spending time, especially now I feel I need to get more volume and capacity. I'm doing a lot and spending a lot of time in the club. Of course, I am very grateful for these deals, but my tennis is my focus. It's definitely in front of my head," the World No.13 said whilst concluding.

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