Surprise U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu announced she is splitting with the coach that helped her win the grand slam tournament.
Raducanu stated that she was looking for someone more experienced during a London event with the Duchess Cambridge.
“I feel like at this stage in my career, and playing the top players in the world, I realized 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,” Raducanu said, according to CNN.
Raducanu’s previous coach, Andrew Richardson, joined rejoined her team this year. He had reportedly worked with Raducanu as a young girl.
Raducanu denied that she has yet chosen a new coach.
The 18-year-old was the first person or woman to qualify for a grand slam tournament. Prior to the tournament she was ranked below the top 200.
She rose to No. 22 in the world.