Emma Raducanu has responded to criticism leveled at her by her former coach Dmitry Tursunov. In October, British media reported that Tursunov had decided to part with Raducanu and start working with another player, who later turned out to be Belinda Bencic.
In one of his interviews, Tursunov said he noted "some red flags" about Raducanu and also said the 20-year-old needed to hear only "one voice." "We didn't agree on the terms [with Raducanu's camp], and there were some red flags that just couldn't be ignored," Tursunov said after parting ways with Raducanu.
"I think the way I've been raised, I've always had a lot of people around me. And I've always chosen what I wanted to take and what I wanted to leave. I don't think it's anything out of the ordinary. He [Tursunov] can say what he thinks," Raducanu told the BBC, as revealed by The Telegraph.
After taking time to consider his next move, Raducanu decided to hire Sebastian Sachs. Initially, Raducanu was on trial with Sachs. But by the end of the preseason, Raducanu realized that she is happy with what Sachs brings to the table.
Now, Raducanu feels that she is becoming more established when it comes to her coaching staff and his team. "I think part of it is that I didn't have that core, that little team. I didn't have a strong structure or a team that I fully trusted.
This year I feel like I've made it, so I probably don't need to consult as much anymore." Raducanu explained. After multiple trades, Raducanu would certainly love to settle with Sachs for a longer period. It remains to be seen if Sachs can help Raducanu elevate his game and do big things.
Raducanu was knocked out of the Melbourne Park Major
Seven-time Grand Slam winner Justine Henin recently commented on 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu's exit. "We cannot expect Emma to play every tournament like she played when she won the US Open.
She’s still developing, and we’re talking about the identity of her game. She has to be more structured, and for that she has to train and practise," Henin said. "We could feel the tension in the match, but Gauff showed her experience.
Emma just didn’t have enough to push it to a final set. Gauff had more experience and dealt with the important points better. Both are very young, and they have to keep improving and developing. I’m sure both of them will play a lot of matches together," Henin said.