A few weeks after the triumph of the US Open, Raducanu separates from his trainer | Morung Express


London, September 24 (IANS) Weeks after her US Open title triumph, British teen sensation Emma Raducanu parted ways with coach Andrew Richardson, with the 18-year-old insisting she needed a “more mentor. experienced “on the WTA Tour.

Richardson had accompanied Raducanu to New York for the year-end Grand Slam where she beat 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez in straight sets to become an overnight celebrity.

“Where I was after Wimbledon I was ranked around 200 in the world and at the time I thought Andrew would be a great coach for the trials so we went to (US) but I didn’t never dreamed of winning the US Open and having the race I did and now I’m ranked 22nd in the world which is pretty crazy for me, ”said Raducanu.

“I feel like at this point in my career, and playing the best players in the world, I realized I really needed someone right now who has had that WTA Tour experience at high levels which means I am looking for someone who has been at this level and knows what it takes. And especially right now because I am so new to this field I really need someone one to guide me who’s been there before, “the tennis ace quoted by Daily Mail on Friday said. .

Raducanu said she has yet to find a coach, although rumors abound that she may hire top coach Darren Cahill, who is now a free agent after parting ways with former No.1 world Simona Halep.

Raducanu had previously parted ways with tennis ace Andy Murray’s stepfather Nigel Sears after Wimbledon.

Raducanu, which has become the first qualifier to triumph in a major tournament, is aiming for a return to competition by participating in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (from October 6).

“I’ll be deciding in the next few days where I’m going but wherever I play next I’ll make sure I’m ready. I don’t want to get into things too early,” she said.

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