Emma Raducanu US Open 2021

Emma Raducanu sets up trial with former coach of Johanna Konta


Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu is set to train with Johanna Konta’s former coach Esteban Carril this week.

The British star has lined up a short trial with the Spaniard as she looks to weigh up which coach is best placed to help take her career forward.

The 18-year-old was working alongside Andrew Richardson during her US Open triumph, though split from Richardson after admitting she requires a coach with more WTA tour experience.

Someone who has plenty of tour level experience is Carril, who helped guide compatriot Konta into the world’s top 10 from outside the top 100.

Konta and Carril decided to part ways at the end of 2016 in the same year where the Brit reached her maiden Grand Slam semi-final and won a first WTA title in California.

Since the split, Carril has continued working in British tennis, working briefly at an LTA academy and working closely with another British star Katie Swan.

Raducanu made her return to competitive action after Flushing Meadows with a shock defeat to Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells, where Katie Boulter’s coach Jeremy Bates stood in to support the US Open champion. 

Raducanu is set to play next at the Transylvania Open, which begins in Cluj, Romania, on 25 October.

Whilst Carril will work with the 18-year-old for the short term, it may be that other trial periods follow as Raducanu and her family attempt to identify the right coach to lead her into January’s Australian Open.

Emma Raducanu US Open 2021
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