Emma Raducanu won’t rush coaching decision, saying ‘I’ve already won a Grand Slam so I can take my time’

Emma Raducanu press conference

US Open champion Emma Raducanu is determined to take her time when it comes to appointing her next coach, saying “I think I know what I’m doing”.

The world No 11 is currently going it alone after she parted ways with Torben Beltz in April, having worked with the Belgian for just five months.

Before appointing Beltz in November, Raducanu worked with Andrew Richardson as he was the man in her coaching box when she won the US Open in September, but both parties admitted it was always just a short-term deal.

Richardson, in turn, was the man to take over from Nigel Sears, who was her mentor when she reached fourth round of Wimbledon on her Grand Slam main draw debut last year.

The 19-year-old, though, is comfortable enough with her current set-up to not rush into making a new appointment.

“I want to take my time with this decision,” she said. “Nothing has changed. I still have the same people, good people, around me. I don’t want to rush into anything.

“Personally, I think I know what I’m doing. I’m trusting what I’m doing and the work I’m doing. I’m still 19 and I’ve already won a Grand Slam so I can take my time and put things in place because I know my motivation isn’t any less.”