Emma Raducanu confirms final decision over new coach ahead of new season

Emma Raducanu has confirmed Torben Beltz will be her new coach.

The British sensation has been searching for a new full-time coach after parting ways with Andrew Richardson after her stunning US Open win in September.

Raducanu had a brief trial with Esteban Carril, Johanna Konta’s former coach, but has now settled on Beltz.

The teenager confirmed her decision following the conclusion of her season at the Linz Open, which ended in defeat against China’s Wang Xinyu.

‘It’s obviously a great privilege to be working with such an experienced coach,’ Raducanu said.

‘I’m definitely very excited to work with him throughout the preseason and into next year. Very positive feeling about all the work there is to come.’

44-year-old Beltz enjoyed success working with Angelique Kerber in recent years, overseeing her rise into the top 10 and winning the Australian Open and US Open together, also reaching world no1 status in 2016.

He is expected to begin working with Raducanu when the new British number one begins pre-season at the end of December.

Raducanu’s breakthrough 2021 season ended with defeat to Xinyu at the Linz Open in Austria on Tuesday night.

The 18-year-old was hampered by injury during the 6-1 6-7 (0-7) 7-5 defeat.

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