- British tennis star Emma Radukanu wins US Open final in straight sets
- The 18-year-old from Bromley beat Leyla Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 yesterday
- A body language expert praised athlete for her self-control and complacency
- Judy James tells FEMAIL that Emma shows ‘no signs of being a diva’
Teen tennis star Emma Radukanu showed during her stunning US Open win yesterday that she was ‘a young woman with almost perfect command and self-control’, a body language expert has claimed.
Bromley’s young athlete became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade’s Wimbledon victory in 1977, with a 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow teenager Leyla Fernandez at Flushing Meadows.
The surprise victory came after Emma took the podium at this year’s Wimbledon, where she became the youngest British woman to reach the fourth round of a singles competition since 1959 after being given a wildcard entry.
Body language expert Judy James told FEMAIL that Emma ‘looked like a confident but not arrogant leader’ before approaching the match with maturity and ‘determination’ to ‘control the post-match interview’.
Expert Judy James said US Open winner Emma Radukanu’s body language was ‘unprecedented’ during and after the match, and she showed ‘a remarkable amount of self-control’.
Emma ended the tournament ‘looking like a confident but not arrogant leader’, according to body language expert Judy James
Emma’s incredible performances in New York and at the SW19 tournament saw her move from 366th to the top 25 in the world rankings, increase her Instagram followers to 1.2 million, and get her first Vogue photoshoot, which will appear in next month’s issue. Is.
But if her body language cues are anything to go by, success is unlikely to go to her head, with Judy suggesting that the teenager displayed great maturity during the match.
1. Arrived humbly and showed his independence in court
While walking the court yesterday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Judy said Emma looked ‘modest’ and did not indicate her ‘status’.
Walking the court yesterday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Judy said that Emma looked ‘modest’ and did not indicate her ‘status’.
She pointed to the young athlete’s sudden wave to the roaring crowd, saying: ‘Emma arrived using cues of decency’s body language, such as her low-position wave to the crowd, arms below shoulder height. Keeping, instead of being raised in the signal position.’
Judy said: ‘Players tell a lot about their state of mind and the methods they are using to propel themselves to victory and this often means non-verbal cues or rituals of meditation such as imagery. Or sitting down during breaks in a bid to stay. In the zone’, or more emotional outbursts or rituals such as twitching muscles or grumbling to oneself in anger.
‘He needed to be his own coach during a match and Emma in particular needed some dramatic self-supporting behavior as the crowd was mainly supporting her opponent and her family was miles away in the UK Was.’
Despite huge crowd cheering for her rival, Judy says Emma doesn’t ‘struggle emotionally’
Emma’s mother and father – Ian and Reni Raducanu from Romania and China respectively – were unable to attend the match due to the COVID travel restrictions.
However, despite her absence, Emma showed a remarkable amount of self-control, according to Judy, who said: ‘Emma looked so isolated in front of a crowd there that was noisily supporting her opponent. Was.
‘We saw no obvious look at her coach to suggest a desire for support, or any more reflective moments to suggest that she was struggling emotionally.’
She continued: ‘Instead we saw a young woman in almost perfect command and full of self-restraint.
‘Even after he won, there was little in the way of drama.’
2. The focus showed – but the gladiatorial was not
Emma ‘makes a fist-moving gesture to motivate or reward herself during a match but the gesture often looks inconsistent with the rest of her body’
Judy went on to say that Emma’s body language showed her attention, adding: ‘A level-headed look is an understatement to describe Emma.
‘This sense of calm self-control during the match was also visible in his body language.
The only sign of tension she had during the break came from the double-legged-judder that she hid under her large towel, but waist-high as she sat munching on a banana and even looked at the crowd as if That she was just a puncture.
‘She even glanced at her opponent a couple of times, as if she was playing a friendly rather than a Grand Slam title.
‘Top level players rarely see or even acknowledge each other until the end of the game, taking a more ‘gladiatorial’ approach.’
Judy said: ‘Emma will make a fist-moving gesture during a match to motivate or reward herself but the gesture often looks inconsistent with the rest of her body.
‘Tension of the arm muscles is rarely accompanied by the usual angry facial expressions that players refer to themselves as on-court ‘warriors’.
‘Compared to the tantrums of some other, more experienced players, Emma looks like a head girl who is calmly winning a school tournament.’
4. Confident but not cocky leader
And the teenager showed much maturity beyond her tender years during a post-match interview, with Judy stating that she ‘showed no unbearable enthusiasm’
And the teenager showed even more maturity than his tender years during a post-match interview, with Judy saying that she ‘showed no unbearable enthusiasm.’
Judy revealed: ‘She didn’t look like a confident but arrogant leader, standing with her hands on her hips during her interview and her feet showing in a ritual of calm confidence and power.