Emma Raducanu has split from coach Andrew Richardson that led her to her maiden Grand Slam title this month. The young Brit believes that after her meteoric rise she needs a coach that is more experienced at a high WTA level.
Just two weeks after winning the US Open as a qualifier and rising from No.150 to No.22 in the WTA rankings, Raducanu decided not to extend the short-term partnership with Richardson, who was hired to accompany her at tournaments in the United States this summer. Even though the teenager doesn’t know who will take his place, she feels that it is a good idea to ditch the coach that helped her make this historic breakthrough, because he has little experience on the WTA Tour.
I’m looking for someone who has been at that level and knows what it takes.
And especially right now because I’m so new to it, I really need someone to guide me who’s already been through that.
When the season is over, Raducanu plans to do some trials with coaches. After taking a break following the US Open title run, Raducanu has resumed training and is now deciding on her schedule in the coming period. (source: ESPN, photo: Jimmie48)