Emma Raducanu splits with coach Sebastian Sachs after ‘unfortunate circumstances’
Emma Raducanu has announced her split from coach Sebastian Sachs, with the British No.1 implying that her current injury status makes it ‘unfeasible’ for the partnership to continue.
Raducanu began working with the German at the end of last year, but has faced a disrupted 2023 with injuries bringing her season to a halt after undergoing surgeries to both of her wrists and her left ankle.
opa. 3/3❤️🩹 🙂 pic.twitter.com/YbXQS5PZtX
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) May 15, 2023
The 20-year-old announced that her fifth coaching relationship since arriving on the WTA tour would be coming to an end with a statement on social media.
“I have really enjoyed Seb’s coaching and working with him, it’s unfortunate that circumstances made it unfeasible for both of us to continue right now and we have decided to part ways. I wish Seb all the best moving forwards,” Raducanu said on Twitter.
I have really enjoyed Seb’s coaching and working with him, it’s unfortunate that circumstances made it unfeasible for both of us to continue right now and we have decided to part ways. I wish Seb all the best moving forwards. 🦾 pic.twitter.com/wrewLWVDVS
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) June 1, 2023
While Raducanu and Sachs only worked together for five tournaments, it did produce the 2021 US Open champion’s best ranked win since her shock triumph in New York when she beat 13th seed Beatriz Haddad Maia, to reach the fourth round of Indian Wells.
Emma Raducanu and her coaching changes
Since bursting onto the scene at Wimbledon two years ago, Raducanu has had five different permanent coaches and her partnership with Sachs is the longest of those.
Here are Raducanu’s five coaches and the time period she spent with each of them:
- Nigel Sears (June – July 2021)
- Andrew Richardson (July – September 2021)
- Torben Beltz (November 2021 – April 2022)
- Dmitry Tursunov (August 2022 – October 2022)
- Sebastian Sachs (December 2022 – June 2023)
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