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How Emma Raducanu was discovered by a Driver at 8years old

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How Emma Raducanu was discovered by a Driver at 8years old

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Emma Raducanu’s New York miracle represents a transformational moment for tennis in Britain. Or, at least, it should do – as long as the Lawn Tennis Association manages to harness her extraordinary marketability.

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However, there is a beginning to every journey in life.

No grand-slam nation has come up with a surefire method for success, although the Czech women and Italian men offer a glimpse of what can be achieved. In Britain’s case, meanwhile, Raducanu’s New York miracle has provided posthumous vindication for “Talent ID” – a controversial development pathway established by Draper soon after his appointment in 2006.

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Clipboard-wielding coaches tested children as young as eight on various physical and technical metrics, before forwarding the highest-scoring kids into a system of competition based around colored balls. They started on red squishy things the size of a small grapefruit and then worked their way through orange and green before reaching the standard yellow.

Talent ID was bold and innovative. Other governing bodies around the world sent scouts over to see what the LTA were doing. At the same time, though, it created massive ill-feeling within the British junior game. Junior tennis is always characterised by a fair amount of jealousy and dissatisfaction, such are the often unrealistic expectations that tennis parents have of their children, but this was now compounded by the extra sin of novelty.

How Emma Raducanu was discovered by a Driver at 8years old

Making predictions at the age of eight is a challenging business. One common objection was that the chosen ones. – who received so-called matrix funding based on their ranking and results. – were often natural athletes who lacked competitive fire, and thus consistently lost junior matches to more dogged and driven characters.

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But Talent ID could have been made for Raducanu. She was monstrously good at every aspect of it. Mark Hayden, who now works as the LTA’s National Pathway. Coach for the South East, remembers her performing a fan drill, which requires the child to pick up balls laid out in a pattern around her as quickly as possible.

“Her balance, her change of direction, her foot-speed – it was on a different level,” said Hayden. “Let’s say that the other kids were doing it in 18 seconds. She would take 16 and a half.”

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One coach who worked at Bromley Tennis Centre remembers. Raducanu chewing opponents up with the green ball at the age of eight or nine.

“The green ball is a bit weird because you move up to a full-sized court after orange mini-tennis on a half-court. It plays very dead, like an ordinary ball that has had the stuffing knocked out of it. And that can favor people who play horrible, hacky tennis. Not in Emma’s case, though. She was outstanding because she covered the big court so well. Which most of the young kids couldn’t do.

I was watching her at the US Open thinking. ‘She is such a good front-runner,’ and then I realized that that is what she is used to doing. She has been slaying people from an early age.”

 

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These Kings have fangs. In other campaigns, they have had good players, but the mentality they are showing in this campaign has not been known to them for a long time. Last night, receiving a Grizzlies without Ja Morant, they took advantage of that absence to muscle up and win with the emphatic that reflects the final score: 133-100.

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The Californians dominated the game almost at all times, but it wasn’t until the last quarter that they dealt a final blow that is measured by a 33-10 run. They swept Memphis for 12 minutes in which the Tennessees had no response to what was coming their way.

“It was a great victory for the whole team. I think in the second half we were really good defensively,” says Mike Brown, the coach who is getting closer to returning Sacramento to the playoffs after 16 years of absence.

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To achieve the aforementioned milestone, Brown has a large group of players of a very good level. Against Memphis, Domantas Sabonis had a triple-double of 14 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds, Trey Lyles had 24 points off the bench, rookie Keegan Murray went to 20 points, and Harrison Barnes had another 20 (15 of them in the first quarter).

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Although the Kings did not leave the game sentenced until the last quarter, it was in the first that they left some mark on history. With 12 triples, they matched the most that had been achieved to date in such a space of time. Such offensive capacity led them to 47 points. The reality is that everything seems to be going well for those from the California capital, who have won seven of their last eight games to settle in third place in the Western Conference.

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It was clear that the time would come when the Grizzlies would have to slow down a bit. More than accommodated in the second position of the West, it is time to regulate efforts and take care of its essential pieces; and of course, there is none like Ja Morant. The point guard was absent last night and his team noticed it despite Jaren Jackson Jr.’s 19 goals and Desmond Bane’s 21. In any case, the team’s head coach, Taylor Jenkins, understands that it’s just a defeat and that they must keep gritting their teeth always thinking about the next game.

“We have to focus on getting better and doing better against Golden State. You just have to continue playing hard and be together while we find our rhythm, “he says.

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With his team the Golden State Warriors off on Sunday, NBA superstar Stephen Curry headed to Sundance with his wife Ayesha Curry for the premiere of his new film.

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Stephen, 34, and Ayesha, 33 – who both enjoyed a date night over the weekend – were all smiles on the red carpet for the premiere of their documentary Stephen Curry: Underrated.

The film premiered at the Eccles Center Theatre on Monday evening as the Sundance Film Festival continues into the week.

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He sported a trimmed beard with a black vest over his cream-colored sweater, with a watch seen peeking out from his sweater.

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The NBA superstar completed his look with black pants and shiny black dress shoes for the premiere.

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His wife of over 11 years Ayesha Curry opted for a brown pantsuit with a stylish brown leather coat.

She accessorized with very small gold hoop earrings and gold bracelets seen dangling from her wrists.

She completed her look with brown leather boots for the red carpet-event.

The Currys also hit the red carpet with Stephen’s mother Sonya Curry, who opted for a black t-shirt under a brown trench coat.

She also opted for matching brown wide-legged pants for the event, completing her look with leopard-print platform heels.

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The film Stephen Curry: Underrated, directed by Peter Nicks and produced by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), follows Curry’s life from Akron, Ohio to NBA greatness.

The film features, ‘intimate cinematic video, archival footage, and on-camera interviews reveal Curry’s rise from an undersized college player to a four-time NBA champion.’

It’s unclear if the film will land a distribution deal after the premiere screening on Monday.

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LeBron James made a female fan go viral after the two involve in exchange glances and smiles during an LA Lakers home game against the Rockets.

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As one of the nerve centers of Los Angeles entertainment, the Crypto.com Arena is no stranger to fans trying to get the attention of the stars. The most famous case in recent years was that of Rihanna and Laker Alex Caruso.

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That video also went viral in NBA circles and on social media. But it is not every day that LeBron James stars in one of these episodes.

During the last game that the Los Angeles Lakers played at home, a fan in a courtside seat fixed her gaze for several seconds on the four-time MVP. LeBron seems to ignore her until, noticing her presence, he crosses glances with her.

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This prompted nervous laughter from King James and silent rejoicing from the fan, who continued to smile at him.

Whether or not James and the blonde fan exchanged glances or this was a coincidence remains to be seen, but social media users have been having fun with it anyway.

Perhaps Savannah James, LeBron’s wife of ten years and high-school sweetheart, isn’t smiling so much.

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