Emma Raducanu: British primary splits with coach after US Open win

British primary Emma Raducanu has cut up with the coach who guided her to a primary main title on the US Open.

Andrew Richardson was employed for the summer time tournaments in the US, which ended with the 18-year-old’s unbelievable victory in New York.

Raducanu had entered the match as a qualifier, and the world quantity 150.

“At this stage of my profession I actually need somebody that has had that WTA Tour expertise at that top degree,” she defined.

“Particularly proper now as I am so new to it, I believe I actually need somebody simply to information me who has already been by that themselves.

“By no means did I even dream of profitable the US Open and now I am ranked 22 on the planet, which is fairly loopy to me.”

Raducanu was talking after a ‘Homecoming Social gathering’ staged by the LTA on the Nationwide Tennis Centre in London.

Joe Salisbury, Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid – Britain’s different 2021 US Open champions – had been additionally on the stage, and fielded questions from youngsters from three native colleges.

Earlier they’d performed tennis with the Duchess of Cambridge, who’s a patron of the LTA.

“She has a terrific recreation, and a terrific forehand,” in response to Raducanu.

The brand new British primary says she has no potential coach in thoughts, and want to do some trials as soon as the season is over.

Her ideas are actually turning to the rest of this season, and he or she is prone to determine over the weekend whether or not to play in subsequent month’s prestigious BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California.

“I obtained again on court docket a couple of days in the past, and yesterday I did a full coaching day,” she stated.

“I used to be feeling fairly good about myself and my recreation, and I’m very excited to compete once more.

“All of the alternatives I get have been very enjoyable, however the place I actually need to be is on the tennis court docket, as I am simply thriving on the market.

“I have not selected my schedule but – I’ll determine within the subsequent few days the place I’m going to go to – however wherever I play subsequent, I am going to ensure I am prepared. I do not need to bounce into issues too early.”

Raducanu ended Britain’s 44-year await a girls’s Grand Slam singles champion by beating fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez within the US Open last

Indian Wells begins on 6 October, but when Raducanu prefers to attend, she has entered the Kremlin Cup in Moscow a fortnight later.

The engaging prospect of qualifying for the WTA Finals might presumably sway her.

Raducanu is presently 14th within the annual race for the eight locations in November’s yr finish finals in Guadalajara, Mexico.

However with Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka on no account sure to participate, Raducanu might qualify with a robust finish to the season.

“The WTA Finals I might by no means even dream of earlier than, as a result of it was simply to date out of attain and out of sight, however coming moderately near it now, I believe it might be nice if I certified.

“But when not, it is a full bonus, as a result of my precedence is simply placing in the absolute best pre-season that I can, so I can begin robust subsequent yr and subsequent season.”

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