Tennis Raducanu hopes to have new coach in place soon
The Guardian|October 25, 2021
Emma Raducanu has said she is "optimistic” about finalising a partnership with a new coach before the Australian Open. Raducanu has been without one since deciding not to stay with Andrew Richardson after their work at the US Open and she says she has had a couple of trials” over the past week with coaches, including with Johanna Konta's former coach Esteban Carril.
Tumaini Carayol

The Transylvania Open will be Raducanu's second tournament since she won the US Open and she has arrived here with the physio Will Herbert, who was part of her team in New York through the LTA but who will be working with her more often.

Her father, who is hoping to see his mother in Bucharest after the tournament ends, is also there as well as the IMG agent Chris Helliar.

Asked who will be coaching her during the tournament, Raducanu responded with a one-word answer and a smile: “Myself.”

While she is without an official coach, Raducanu believes there is great value in learning how to figure out situations on her own, particularly as she continues to grow on the tour. “I think having a coach is great," she said. “But once again you are on your own on the court. I don't think it is great to be dependent. You need to coach yourself. That is something I am learning.

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