Emma Raducanu makes big change after historic US Open win
British tennis player Emma Raducanu made history in the US Open earlier this month, beating Canadian Leylah Fernandez in a historic final that saw two teenagers face off. In the process, Raducanu soared all the way from 155th ranked to 22nd in the world after her victory in Flushing Meadows.
As she aims to keep getting better and win more Majors, Raducanu has made a big change in her camp. She has parted ways with her coach Andrew Richardson, who coached her at the youth level and this summer leading up to the US Open. Emma Raducanu spoke out on the decision. Via NBC Sports:
“I’m looking for someone who has been at that level and knows what it takes,” Raducanu said.
“And especially right now because I’m so new to it, I really need someone to guide me who’s already been through that.”
Richardson has limited experience at this level, playing in the Davis Cup with Britain. Other than that, he hasn’t played a lot on the WTA Tour. Emma Raducanu made sure to applaud her former coach for the work he put in:
“At the time, I thought Andrew would be a great coach to trial so we went to the States but never did I even dream of winning the U.S. Open and having the run I did,” Raducanu said, “and now I’m ranked No. 22 in the world, which is pretty crazy to me.”
Raducanu became the first woman ever to win the US Open from the qualifying tournament. Along the way, she didn’t drop a single set. It was truly a magical run for her that was capped off in the best possible way and now it’s time to replicate that success and find a proven coach who can guide Emma Raducanu back to glory in upcoming Majors.