World No. 21 Emma Raducanu has indicated that she has decided who will be her new coach but she refused to reveal the name.
Raducanu, 18, split with her coach Andrew Richardson after her victory at the US Open.
Richardson guided Raducanu to winning her maiden Grand Slam title but the 18-year-old split with Richardson because she wanted to hire a more experienced coach.
Raducanu is set to play in Linz and she revealed the news to British reporters on Sunday.
“I’m here on my own and being my own coach again this week, which I think is really good for me long term,” Raducanu told British reporters on Sunday, per Tennis Majors. “And I’m really feeling positive about my coaching situation. It’s in a good place. And yeah, for you guys, I’ll have a coach in place in the Australian Open.”
Raducanu excited about the addition
“I’m going to have someone in place and I’m really excited to get some good work done in pre-season. We’re going to have a really good time for sure but also, I feel like we’re going to get a good bit of work done. I think my game is going to be moving in the right direction, so I’m pretty excited for that.
“In the pre-season, when I start at the end of this month we’ll put some good work together and that’s probably when I’ll first get on court again. In the meantime, I’m just feeling good about things and where it’s going. It’s just a bit confidential. I mean, it’s my decision. It’s not like fully done (but) it’s just in a good place.”
Raducanu has struggled since winning the US Open.
In her first tournament after winning the US Open, Raducanu suffered a shock loss to Aliaksandra Sasnovich in ther Indian Wells Masters opener.
In Cluj-Napoca, Raducanu made the quarterfinal before suffering a 6-2 6-1 loss to Marty Kostyuk.