Raducanu's Slytherin wish
Emma Raducanu may be undecided on who her next permanent coach should be, but the British teenager has no uncertainty when it comes to selecting which house she identifies with at the mythical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The 19-year-old's run to last year's U.S. Open title as a qualifier was nothing short of magical and she is currently at a career-high ranking of 10th.
House Slytherin is one of the four houses at Hogwarts in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, and those associated with it are portrayed as ambitious, cunning, and resourceful.
"I'd be in Slytherin, for sure," Raducanu said on Tuesday after her 6-4 6-2 win over qualifier Louisa Chirico at the Washington Open.
"I just think that, they haven't got a great rep, but I just think they are really, hmm, cool. But they have like super -- they're pretty, in a way, brutal, but -- I don't know. They have got a, just mysterious sort of side to them, and I like that."
Raducanu has been less assertive lately when it comes to choosing a coach. She is currently working on a trial basis for a week with Dmitry Tursunov, her fourth coach in the past 12 months.
"I didn't necessarily think I played anything special," Raducanu said after her first win since the second round exit from her home major at Wimbledon.
"I didn't necessarily play like a wizard today, but I got through it and I fought, and that's all that matters."