WTA: Emma Radukanu looking for fourth coach in a year

LONDON, UK – Britain’s Emma Radukanu is looking for a fourth coach in a year after recent US Open winner, Germany’s Torben Beltz, was discharged after just five months. He announced on Tuesday.

Aged 19 and now ranked 11th in the world, his career-best ranking, Radukanu is due to play the Madrid Open on clay this week to continue preparing for Roland Garros, but says he needs a “new training model”. the need is felt.

Meanwhile, LTA head coach Ian Bates will look after the champions in Spain this week, following a quarter-final loss in Stuttgart last week to world No. 1 Polish Inga Swietec, who later won the tournament.

“I want to thank Torben for her participation for almost six months. He has a huge heart and I really appreciate the chemistry we have created between us,” Radukanu said on social media.

Beltz previously coached compatriot and former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber when she won the Australian Open and the US Open in 2016.

Prior to Beltz, Raducanu replaced Nigel Sears with Andrew Richardson after Wimbledon last year, but surprisingly did not renew Richardson’s contract after winning the last States Open on Richardson’s advice. – United.

Raducanu could replace, among others, Italian Riccardo Piatti, former coach, Frenchman Richard Gasquet, former world No. 7 and Canadian Milos Raonic, in the 2016 Wimbledon final.

Piatti has just parted ways after taking his young compatriot Janic Sinner into the world’s top-10. Radukanu trained at his academy before starting the clay-court season.

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