Tennis news | Emma Raducanu part ways with coach Torben Beltz

US Open champion Emma Raducanu has parted ways with coach Torben Beltz six months after hiring him.

The 19-year-old British player said she was looking for “a new model of training” despite hitting a career-high No.11 this week after reaching the quarter-finals at the Stuttgart Open.

“I would like to thank Torben for his coaching, professionalism and dedication over the past six months,” Raducanu said in a statement.

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“He has a huge heart and I enjoyed our strong chemistry during our time together. I think the best direction for my development is to move into a new coaching model with the support of the (British Tennis Federation) in the meantime.

Raducanu parted ways with coach Andrew Richardson after last year’s US Open – where she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title – and then took on the three-time major champion’s former coach Beltz Angelique Kerber, saying she wanted someone with touring experience.

She has also worked with Nigel Sears, who guided her to the fourth round at Wimbledon last year.

Raducanu is expected to play at the Madrid Open this week.

She’s had a mixed 2022, winning just five of her 12 games so far. She was upset by world No. 98 Danka Kovinic in the second round of the Australian Open and failed to make an impression in Indian Wells and Miami, two of the biggest non-major tournaments.

– Additional reporting by Brett Graham

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