Emma Raducanu is preparing for four weeks’ of hard work in preparation for her first off-season training block. This comes after she was humiliated at Transylvania Open with a 57-minute loss.

Emma Raducanu is getting ready for the four-week long grind of hard work to prepare herself for the rigours on the tour next year.

The British No. 1 has scheduled mid-November through mid-December to train in her first proper off-season block. 

Friday night’s heavy quarterfinal loss at the Transylvania Open Cluj in Cluj showed the physical distance between Marta Kostyuk and her.

Although the Ukrainian is only eighteen months old, it was clear that she has benefited from many years of focused work on the tour. At 15 years old, she was already a professional. Raducanu was still considering GCSEs.

Emma Raducanu is gearing up for the first proper off-season training block of her career

Emma Raducanu is getting ready for her first off-season training block.

The Kent teenager knows this is an area she needs to improve on and will train hard when she can. She complained of feeling tired after playing only three games against a former junior rival.

Raducanu plans to finish her season at Linz’s Upper Austria Open. She will then take a week off to recharge and then start the hard yards.

She stated, ‘I’m going do a full-off-season for sure. “After Linz, I will probably have a week off to mentally or physically recharge. It will be my first preseason. From what I hear, it’s a very challenging four weeks physically.

Raducanu suffered a heavy quarter-final defeat to the powerful Marta Kostyuk on Friday

Raducanu lost a heavy quarterfinal defeat to Marta Kostyuk, the powerful Marta Kostyuk, on Friday

The Briton was well off the pace to lose 6-2, 6-1 in straight sets to her Ukrainian opponent

The Briton was far off the pace and lost 6-2, 6-1 to her Ukrainian opponent in straight sets.

Her only commitment will be an exhibition match at London’s Royal Albert Hall, November 28.

Linz could be her strong finish, and her wins in Romania will propel her up one or two places to number 21 or 22. 

Raducanu has not played as much on tour as her peers so it is difficult to know where her true ranking is. It was very close to the top 20 at Wimbledon and the US Open. Since then, it hasn’t been this way at her two tournaments.

Raducanu is not committing to her coaching plans. However, it is unlikely that she will be mentored by Esteban Carrill, a Spaniard with whom she had a trial prior to Cluj.