At just eighteen, she had a fabulous campaign in New York City at the end of the summer, which resulted in a sensational US Open Grand Slam title. The friendly Briton Emma Raducanu has been at his feet ever since. Mobile sponsors and VIP event planners are fighting for this. But now she also has to face a completely different role on the courts, with which a new coach has to help her.
According to British media, the Toronto native will be led from the Transylvanian Open tournament in Cluj, Romania, by Spaniard Esteban Carril, who previously coached another Briton, Johanna Kontaová.
For Raducanu, he is already the fourth coach hired this year. Surprisingly, the Briton did not extend after the US Open triumph with Andrew Richardson, saying she was looking for someone with more WTA experience.
It is clear that the teenage star will now have to withstand the pressure and weight of the expectations of a flying champion’s position. The role of an underestimated qualifier has irreparably disappeared.
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The Indian Wells tournament, where she lost in the opener to Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovičová, has already shown her how difficult it is to cope with the sensational triumph at the US Open. The British subsequently withdrew from the tournament in Moscow.
In California, Raducan was assisted in the role of coach Jeremy Bates, who has long been linked with fellow Briton Katie Boulter. This season, she was also briefly directed by Andy Murray’s stepfather Nigel Sears.
The following tournaments in Romania and Austria should show how the trial collaboration with Carrril will work. However, it is possible that the search will continue and that the 24th player in the world will arrive at the Australian Open again early next year with a new coach.
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