New British tennis star: Emma Raducanu won the US Open and now wants to establish herself on the tour
Evening Standard / dpa
Tennis player Emma Raducanu broke up with her coach Andrew Richardson less than two weeks after her surprising US Open triumph.
The 18-year-old announced.
"I'm looking for someone who's already worked at this level and knows what's important," said Raducanu.
So far, she has no replacement for Richardson in mind, a decision she will probably only make after the end of the tennis season.
The 47-year-old Richardson and Raducanu have known each other for a long time, the talent and the coach have worked together for two years since they were young.
That year they found each other again after Wimbledon.
Raducanu had played well in London, but had to give up in the round of 16 with breathing problems.
Before the US Open, Richardson was the right coach, said Raducanu, "but I never even dreamed of winning the US Open."
Raducanu became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam in 44 years.
Raducanu plans to return to the tour
After her Grand Slam triumph, Raducanu last returned to training to become 22nd in the world rankings.
prepare for their return on the tour.
She left it open which tournament she will play next, but the prestigious tournament will start in Indian Wells on October 6th.
"I don't want to get into things too soon," she said.
In her home country of Great Britain, she was received by Duchess Kate on Friday.
They played a tennis game together in London.
When asked if she was more nervous in the game against Kate than in her US Open final against Leylah Fernandez, Raducanu replied, "I just thought: 'don't miss, don't miss'".
Kate's forehand was "incredible".
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