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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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