Emma Raducanu seemingly responds to criticism after changing fifth coach in two years

Raducanu made an important announcement on Thursday.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Emma Raducanu seemingly responds to criticism after changing fifth coach in two years

Emma Raducanu shared a photo dump of recent activities and there might have been a message directed at those criticizing her decision to split with coach Sebastian Sachs. On Thursday, Raducanu announced she and coach Sachs mutually agreed to part ways after six months of working together.

Raducanu has now split with five different coaches over the last two years. Shortly after Raducanu announced the Sachs split, she started receiving the same criticism that she used to hear in the past over her frequent coaching change.

Some argue that Raducanu needs stability and that frequently changing coaches is actually detrimental to her development. "Not everything has to make sense. Let it go. Choose peace," the written message on the fourth slide read.

Raducanu, Sachs announce the end of their partnership

In May, Raducanu had surgeries on both wrists and her left ankle.

In an announcement shared on Thursday, Raducanu indicated that the current circumstances led to the split. "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 announced on Thursday. A couple of hours later, coach Sachs told Eurosport that there was a "difficult situation that led to a difficult situation." "Unfortunately, difficult situations led to difficult conversations and ultimately we came to this decision.

Obviously, it's a shame because I like Emma and we worked very well together on the court," Sachs told Eurosport. Meanwhile, Raducanu is currently in the process of rehabbing from multiple surgeries. After missing the French Open, Raducanu is also set to miss the entire grass season, including Wimbledon.

Raducanu could potentially return during the North American hard court swing but some fear we may not see the Briton again until 2024.

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