British tennis star Emma Raducanu will train this week with Johanna Konta's ex-coach Esteban Carril. Raducanu, 18, captured her maiden Grand Slam title after a stunning run at the US Open. Raducanu won a total of 10 matches -- all in straight sets -- to become the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.
Raducanu then shocked the tennis World when she split with her coach Andrw Richardson. Raducanu cited her desire to hire a more experienced coach as her decision to split with Richardson. "I’d love to have someone with great experience right now by my side so if any experienced coaches are out there looking, you know where to find me,” Raducanu said after losing to Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells.
Raducanu criticized by Maria Sharapova's ex coach
Michael Joyce warned coached off working with Raducanu. “I was really surprised with the wording of the statement that was released when Emma announced she was splitting with Andrew Richardson, saying she felt she needed someone with Tour-level experience,” Joyce said, per Give Me Sport.
“I didn’t like the statement. If you have a good coach and it works well, then you’d think you would want to stick with them. Why would you want a big-name coach? “She’s a great player but it’s going to be a tough job for the next coach, as expectations are high.
“If she goes to the Australian Open next year and goes out early, people will say it’s because of the coach. “I’d known Maria for quite a long time before coaching her, as I was her hitting partner.
We got to know each other, we were on a journey. "It’s a tough one for whoever comes in and works with Emma as they won’t have that relationship and they will be under a lot of scrutiny."