Emma Raducanu Roland Garros 2022

Emma Raducanu ‘knows what she’s doing’ with coach approach and ‘does not want to rush anything’

Emma Raducanu has remained steadfast in her process of looking for a new coach, preferring to take a considered approach rather than doing anything too hastily. 

The British number one is looking for a fourth coach in less than a year and has been without a primary coach for over a month now.

Raducanu will play Swiss Viktorija Golubic to open her grass court season in Nottingham at the WTA 250 Rothesay Open this week.

She said ahead of that first round encounter: “I want to take my time with this decision.

“Nothing has changed, I still have the same people, good people, around me.

“I don’t want to rush into anything.”

Raducanu split from coach Torben Beltz in late April and has been travelling with a mixed support contingent since.

She hired the German in November after deciding not to renew her contract with Andrew Richardson two weeks on from her US Open triumph in September.

Before that, Raducanu played under the guidance of Nigel Sears ahead of and during Wimbledon until Richardson took over after The Championships.

On her seemingly turbulent spell of coaching changes, Raducanu continued: “Personally, I think I know what I’m doing.

“I’m trusting what I’m doing and the work I’m doing.”

Despite the pressure that comes with being a Major champion, the British teenager is assured in her approach to her development.

She added: “I’m still 19 and I’ve already won a Slam.

“So I can take my time and put things in place because I know my motivation isn’t any less.”

Ranked 11th in the world, Raducanu is seeded second in Nottingham behind world number five Maria Sakkari of Greece.

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