Raducanu drops coach after US Open win

3 weeks ago 16

Emma Raducanu has divided from her coach, little than 2 weeks aft winning the U.S. Open arsenic a qualifier.

Andrew Richardson coached Raducanu for 2 years astatine younker level and linked up with her again successful July connected a short-term woody for the duration of her clip successful the United States up of and during the U.S. Open.

Raducanu shocked the tennis world. (Getty)

The 18-year-old Briton said connected Friday she wants a much experienced manager present she volition beryllium playing successful bigger events connected the WTA Tour.

“I’m looking for idiosyncratic who has been astatine that level and knows what it takes,” Raducanu said.

“And particularly close present due to the fact that I’m truthful caller to it, I truly request idiosyncratic to usher maine who’s already been done that.”

Richardson is simply a erstwhile Davis Cup subordinate for Britain but has small acquisition of the WTA Tour.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with her manager Andrew Richardson aft defeating Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada during the 2nd acceptable of their Women's Singles last lucifer connected Day Thirteen of the 2021 US Open astatine the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center connected September 11, 2021 successful the Flushing vicinity of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) (Getty)

“At the time, I thought Andrew would beryllium a large manager to proceedings truthful we went to the States but ne'er did I adjacent imagination of winning the U.S. Open and having the tally I did,” Raducanu said, “and present I’m ranked No. 22 successful the world, which is beauteous brainsick to me.”

Raducanu said she didn’t person a manager successful caput to regenerate Richardson and does not expect to marque immoderate determination until the extremity of the season.

Raducanu is backmost successful grooming aft taking immoderate clip disconnected pursuing the U.S. Open and is weighing up erstwhile to instrumentality to the tour, with the BNP Paribas Open successful Indian Wells — 1 of the biggest events connected circuit — starting connected Oct. 6.

“I’ll determine successful the adjacent fewer days wherever I’m going to spell to but, wherever I play next, I’m going to marque definite I’m ready,” she said. “I don’t privation to leap into things excessively early.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Andrew Richardson, manager of Emma Raducanu of Great Britain, cheers aft Raducanu defeated Maria Sakkari of Greece during their Womens Singles semifinals lucifer connected Day Eleven of the 2021 US Open astatine the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center connected September 09, 2021 successful the Flushing vicinity of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) (Getty)

Raducanu played with the Duchess of Cambridge, the patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, astatine a homecoming lawsuit connected Friday.

Asked if she had much nerves playing Kate oregon her U.S. Open last hostile Leylah Fernandez, Raducanu said: “I was really precise tense playing the duchess — I was like, ‘Don’t miss, don’t miss.'”

Raducanu, who ended Britain's 44-year hold for a women’s Grand Slam champion, said Kate's forehand was “incredible.”

“I was precise impressed. It was a batch of amusive to play tennis with the duchess,” Raducanu said of the lawsuit hosted by the LTA Youth programme astatine the National Tennis Centre extracurricular London.

For a regular dose of the champion of the breaking quality and exclusive contented from Wide World of Sports, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here!

The richest athletes successful sports successful 2021

Read Entire Article