Emma Raducanu has been encouraged to work with her former coach again. Andrew Richardson guided the teen to her first US Open title in New York last month before they parted ways.
Emma Raducanu has been encouraged to re-hire the coach that helped her during her run to US Open glory.
The teen parted ways with Andrew Richardson after making history at Flushing Meadows last month, keen to work with a coach with more experience as she adjusts to life on the ATP Tour.
But in the opinion of tennis analyst and two-time Grand Slam winner Tracy Austin, the Brit should begin working with Richardson again for the time being.
“She fired her coach and that’s not something I think that she should have changed quite yet because there’s too many changes already,” the American told Tennis Channel.
“I’d say go back to Andrew Ricahrdson, I saw them at the US Open before each match, they seemed to have a nice camaraderie.
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“She needs something that was the same as what she had at the US Open, everything around her has changed, so the parents need to try and help her find that foundation again.”
Richardson was supposed to be a short-term solution for Raducanu and was chosen to guide her in New York due to their familiarity with one another.
He previously coached the 18-year-old at Bromley Tennis Centre during her youth career.
Raducanu released a statement following the decision to part ways with Richardson at the end of last month.
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It read: “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.”
According to the Daily Mail, the Raducanu camp has faced issues in finding a full-time coach as potential candidates are asking for large amounts of money, with the high risk and rewards element of coaching a breakthrough star.
However, one man who appears to be up for the challenge is Esteban Carril.
The man who helped Johanna Konta break into the world’s top 10, starting outside the top 100, looks to have lined up a trial period with the Bromley teenager, according to The Telegraph.
The Spaniard previously guided Konta to the Australian Open semi-finals in 2016.
Raducanu made a breakthrough in reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon this summer, before shocking the world at at the US Open.
She stormed through the qualifying round at Flushing Meadows before going on to win the trophy without dropping a set.
The tennis star also became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade in 1977.
The teen is now the British number one and is ranked 24 in the world.
She is set to take to the court once again at the Transylvanian Open next week.