Emma Raducanu has become a superstar of the game in no time. She came into the US Open as World No. 150 and after battling through the qualifiers, the star player went on to lift the coveted trophy. However, she took the world by surprise when she announced that she will part ways with her coach Andrew Richardson and will look for a rather experienced coach.
This indeed was difficult to swallow for a lot of fans who thought that Andrew’s stint will be extended as he guided Raducanu to her maiden Grand Slam title win. Raducanu played at Indian Wells after a great outing at the US Open and fans were expecting a lot from the Brit. However, she was defeated in her very first clash and after the game, she claimed that she is looking for an experienced coach to guide her.
Raducanu slips to 24th position in WTA Rankings
Emma Raducanu played at Indian Wells without a full-time coach. Although she was receiving assistance from former British No. 1 Jeremy Bates, it was made clear that this was a temporary engagement and not a long-term solution for the coaching problem.
Recently, according to several reports in British media, it has been revealed that Emma Raducanu will train with Johanna Konta’s former coach Esteban Carril on a trial basis. The reports also added that Esteban has also assisted the likes of Katie Swan and Jay Clarke in the past.
Esteban is from Spain and has had a pretty successful stint with Johanna Konta. He guided the Brit into the World Top 10 Rankings, a feat achieved for the first time in as many as 32 years by a British woman. On the other hand, Raducanu has slipped to 24th position in the Rankings from 22nd after second-round defeat at Indian Wells.
She is set to compete in Romania and Austria before the end of the 2021 season. Undoubtedly, the Brit would be itching to make a strong comeback on the court and it will be interesting to see how her new partnership with Esteban Carril works out.
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