Emma Raducanu splits from ‘huge heart’ coach Torben Beltz
Emma Raducanu will once agains be searching for a new coach after announcing that she and Torben Beltz have ended their work together.
The world number 11 began working with the German back in November, two months after her surprise US Open triumph.
Hiring Beltz came after Raducanu split with coach Andrew Richardson less than two weeks after winning the title in New York.
Raducanu said in a statement according to Sky Sports: “I want to thank Torben for his coaching, professionalism and dedication over last half a year.
“He has a huge heart and I have enjoyed our strong chemistry during the time together.
“I feel the best direction for my development is to transition to a new training model with the LTA supporting in the interim.”
Beltz made his name guiding former world number one Angelique Kerber to the top of the WTA rankings and to two of her three Slam titles, the 2016 Australian Open and US Open.
During her time with Beltz, Raducanu played seven events, including making her Billie Jean King Cup debut, this month.
The British number one has claimed a 4-7 win-loss record in that time, having gone 6-10 overall since the US Open as she finds her feet as a regular WTA tour player.
As an example, her win on her Billie Jean King Cup debut was a first professional clay court match for Raducanu and her first clay match competitively of any kind for nearly four years, since junior Roland Garros 2018.
The 19-year-old then won two matches at the WTA 500 Stuttgart Open before falling to world number one, eventual champion and 2020 Roland Garros winner Iga Swiatek in a respectable 6-4, 6-4 loss.
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