LONDON (AFP) – US Open champion Emma Raducanu is ready to nominate her fourth coach in a year after ending her affiliation with Torben Beltz after simply 5 months, she stated on Tuesday (April 26).
The 19-year-old is because of play in the Madrid Open this week as she builds as much as the French Open however stated she felt she required a “new training model”.
Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) head of girls’s teaching, Iain Bates, will work with Raducanu this week.
She will bid to construct on her run to the Stuttgart quarter-finals final week the place she misplaced to world No. 1 and eventual champion Iga Swiatek.
“I want to thank Torben for his coaching, professionalism and dedication over the last half a year,” stated Raducanu, who, on Monday, rose to her highest world rating of 11.
“He has a huge heart and I have enjoyed our strong chemistry during the time together. I feel the best direction for my development is to transition to a new training model with the LTA supporting in the interim.”
Beltz beforehand coached former world No. 1 and fellow German Angelique Kerber when she received the Australian Open and US Open titles in 2016.
Raducanu has gone by a variety of coaches in the previous year since she first made her mark in reaching the final 16 at Wimbledon, even earlier than she had acquired her remaining faculty examination outcomes.
She changed Nigel Sears with Andrew Richardson after Wimbledon, however Richardson’s contract was not renewed regardless of Raducanu’s gorgeous success on the US Open, the place she grew to become the primary qualifier to win a Grand Slam.
Raducanu might flip in the direction of Italian Riccardo Piatti, who has coached amongst others France’s former No. 7 seven, the mercurial Richard Gasquet, and 2016 Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic. He is obtainable after cutting ties with compatriot Jannik Sinner, who he guided into the boys’s world prime 10.
Raducanu educated at his academy earlier than embarking on her clay-court marketing campaign earlier in April.