Emma Raducanu splits from new coach less than two weeks on from US Open win

Emma Raducanu has split from her coach Andrew Richardson less than two weeks on from the teenager's US Open win.

The 18-year-old only linked back up with Richardson, one of her youth coaches, in July, following her decision to part ways with Nigel Sears—the father-in-law of fellow Briton Andy Murray.

Explaining the decision, Raducanu told reporters: "Where I was at after Wimbledon, I was ranked around 200 in the world and 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 US Open and having the run I did and now I'm ranked 22 in the world, which is pretty crazy to me.

"I feel like at this stage in my career, and playing the top players in the world, I realised 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.

"And especially right now because I'm so new to it, I really need someone to guide me who's already been through that."

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Raducanu added that she does not yet have anyone in mind – although she is likely to have noted the news that renowned coach Darren Cahill is now a free agent after his split from Simona Halep with interest – and she does not expect to make any decision until the end of the season.

Raducanu is yet to decide when she will return to competitive action following her stunning win in New York, but it is widely expected she will be given a wildcard to enter the Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells next month.

The Kremlin Cup, held in Moscow, Russia, has confirmed Raducanu is on its entry list. That tournament gets underway on Monday, October 18—the day after the two-week event in Indian Wells is due to conclude.

Raducanu made her way into the public eye with her run to the fourth round at Wimbledon over the summer, as a wildcard ranked outside the WTA's top 300.

After competing in events in San Jose and Chicago in August, the Bromley resident arrived in New York needing to come through three qualifying matches to reach the main draw.

She did exactly that, coming through without losing a set, before sensationally storming to the title—again without losing a set—to become the first British woman to win a major singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977.

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