British teenage tennis sensation and US Open Champion Emma Raducanu has parted ways with her coach Andrew Richardson. The 18 year old who had a jolly ride from start to the finish at the flushing meadows says its time to seek a coach who has wealth of experience in the WTA tour.
The British No 1 announced on Friday that she has parted ways with one of the masterminds behind her Flushing Meadows fairytale and one of her main mentors at Bromley Tennis Centre where she began playing from a young age.
The move is not a surprise, given Richardson was on a short-term contract that was planned to end after the US Open anyway. But Raducanu revealed she is looking for a coach with more WTA Tour experience, so she can win competitions to continue her rise up the rankings, as she currently sits as the World No 22.
She said this week: ‘I feel like at this stage in my career, and playing the top players in the world, I realised I really need someone right now that has had that WTA Tour experience at the high levels, which means that I’m looking for someone who has been at that level and knows what it takes.
‘And especially right now because I’m so new to it, I really need someone to guide me who’s already been through that.’