Emma Raducanu responds to Eddie Jones' savage comments after Linz Open defeat

“There can be groups of agents who see this guy as the next big thing. There’s a reason why the young girl who won the US Open hasn’t done so well afterwards.

“What have you seen her on – the front page of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar or whatever it is, wearing Christian Dior clothes. All that is a distraction around her.”

Many have slammed Jones for his comments, pointing out that Raducanu’s interview and photoshoot with British Vogue actually took place before she flew to the States for the North American hard-court swing – weeks before she even won the US Open, let alone lost matches in her following tournaments.

He has also been criticised for failing to even refer to Raducanu by name, while others have pointed out that – at the time Jones made the comments – the teenager had won two matches and lost two, also improving her post-US Open ranking and making her top 20 debut.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.