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Emma Raducanu SPLITS from coach Andrew Richardson just WEEKS after winning US Open

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Emma Raducanu SPLITS from coach Andrew Richardson just weeks after she shocked the tennis world with the US Open victory… with Britain’s No. 1 insisting she needed a more experienced mentor to keep her on top











Split from coach Andrew Richardson after her US Open victory, Emma Raducanu is looking for an experienced mentor to guide her through her next steps on tour.

Richardson previously coached the 18-year-old at Bromley Tennis Center and was chosen to accompany Raducanu on her US journey due to their familiarity with each other.

Neither could have imagined where the partnership would lead and despite the remarkable success it brought, Raducanu has decided she needs a coach with a WTA Tour pedigree.

Raducanu won the US Open as a qualifier

Emma Raducanu split from coach Andrew Richardson after her US Open win

Neither could have imagined where the partnership would lead to a US Open victory

Neither could have imagined where the partnership would lead to a US Open victory

Speaking after a homecoming event held by the Lawn Tennis Association at the National Tennis Centre, the teenager said: ‘Where I was after Wimbledon I was around 200 in the world and at the time I thought Andrew would be a great coach “So we went to the United States, but I never dreamed of winning the US Open and having the run I did and now I’m 22nd in the world, which is pretty crazy for me.”

Raducanu continued: “I feel like at this stage in my career and when I’m playing the best players in the world, I realized that now I really need someone who has had that WTA Tour experience at the highest level, which means I’m looking for someone who has been at that level and knows what it takes.

“And right now, because I’m so new to it, I really need someone to guide me who’s already been through that.”

Raducanu added that she has no one in mind just yet – although she has probably picked up on the news that famed coach Darren Cahill is now a free agent following his split from Simona Halep with interest – and doesn’t expect to make a decision until the end of the season. The season.

The willingness to work with a number of different coaches has already been a notable feature of Raducanu’s fledgling career and she has not hesitated for a moment to end a partnership if she thinks that’s the right move, parting with Nigel Sears quickly. – Andy Murray’s father-in-law – after Wimbledon.

In her conversation with Richardson, she said, “Of course I have such experience with your team, it’s hard to have that conversation with someone, but I think for me it’s just really what I need.”

Raducanu is now back in training and thinking about where to return to the tour, with the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells – one of the biggest events on the WTA Tour – kicking off on October 6.

She said: “I’ll decide where I’m going in the next few days, but wherever I play, I’m going to make sure I’m ready. I don’t want to jump into it too early.’

Richardson – a former Davis Cup player and very close friends with former British No. 1 Tim Henman – said after Raducanu’s US Open victory there had been no discussions over the coming months. “No conversations, just enjoy,” Richardson said.

“Of course, this is a moment that doesn’t happen often. So I’m going to enjoy it and I think she should too. I’m sure we’ll see what the plans are when we get back to England.’

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