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Emma Raducanu to hire new coach

Emma Raducanu looks set to announce a new coach.

The 18-year-old superstar who came from nowhere to win the US Open in September parted ways with her coach Andrew Richardson shortly after becoming the first qualifier in history to win the tournament.

And she's now believed to be about to hire 44-year-old German Torben Beltz after she was spotted having a coffee, which was first reported in the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

He previously worked with Angelique Kerber when she won the Australian Open and the US Open in 2016 but she announced earlier this week that they wouldn't be working together again this year.

Speaking on Monday, she said: "I would like to take on more responsibility.

"I'm very grateful for our time together and for everything we experienced and achieved as a team."

On Sunday (7.11.21) Raducanu was understandably cautious when speaking about a potential new coach.

She said: "I'm really feeling positive about my coaching situation.

"I had some trials and they went well - I'm going to have someone in place and I'm really excited to get some good work done in pre-season."

Speaking recently fellow British tennis superstar Andy Murray credited Emma for being a big factor in the government's decision to pledge to invest £22m in public tennis courts.

He said: "It’s very positive.

“I knew that [the Lawn Tennis Association] was going to the government to try to get some money to refurbish a lot of the park courts.

"I recorded a little video for it.

"It’s great for tennis anyway if the government supports this.

"I have spoken about the importance of capitalising on the success of what Emma has done and will likely do in the future.”

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