Emma Raducanu has no plans to change her ways ahead of competitive return at Indian Wells

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Watch: US Open champion Emma Raducanu ready to return to action at Indian Wells

Emma Raducanu has no plans to change her approach despite a life-changing past few weeks.

The 18-year-old won a shock US Open title in only her second Grand Slam before being whisked to star-studded events like the Met Gala and the new James Bond premiere.

But despite that and the increased spotlight ahead of her competitive return at the end of this week in Indian Wells, she was adamant nothing would change.

“What got me to this point is not thinking anything differently,” she said. “If I just put additional thoughts in my head, then that will just create a problem. I am just going to keep going on about my business and stay the same.”

That means the same aggressive style of play, which became such a feature in her run to the fourth round at Wimbledon and then the US Open title, will continue to be adopted.

And despite the increased public glare, she insisted her star-studded appearances on the red carpet were and would continue to be very limited.

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“When I was at home, I still didn’t really go out,” she said. “I didn’t go to a restaurant or anything. I was just at home with my family, I got some really cool invitations. I got to experience some great things that I probably never would have got to do before.

“It felt nice to receive the support and everyone’s kind messages and kind words but, yeah, I didn’t really get too caught up in it. I just focused on my tennis and my training.”

Raducanu is in Indian Wells without a coach having parted company with Andrew Richardson, who had stepped in for the US Open after she and her coach at Wimbledon, Nigel Sears, had previously gone their separate ways.

She will remain coach-less until the season end and said: “I know that even though I’m quite young, I’ve got a lot of experience banked. And at the end of the day you’re out there on your own and you have to be your own coach on the court.”

Despite that, she still has former British No1 Jeremy Bates to turn to, who is in the US helping other British women in his role at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

As for her future appointment, Raducanu added: “Going forwards, I’m just going to wait and try and find the right person. I’m not going to rush into anything. I want to make sure I make the right decision. I’m just looking for the general things in a coach, really, someone you get along with well and someone who can push you.”

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