Emma Raducanu explains why Beltz is her new coach

Emma Raducanu, just 18 year-old and ten months and with a world number 150 ranking, won her first career Grand Slam title at the 2021 US Open on her fifth overall appearance on the WTA Tour.

Thanks to this success Raducanu got numerous records: she became the first ever tennis player (both men and women) to succeed in the enterprise starting from the qualifiers, the youngest female tennis player to win a Major since Maria Sharapova’s triumph at Wimbledon 2004 and the first British player to win a Grand Slam after Virginia Wade in 1977. A few weeks earlier, at Wimbledon she had pushed her way to the fourth round, becoming the youngest British player in the Open era to reach the round of 16 in the London Slam. on his first participation.

After the New York success, Emma accepted a wildcard to compete in the Indian Wells WTA 100 which exclusively for the 2021 edition takes place in October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Obtained the bye at the debut, Raducanu was surprised by the Belarusian Aljaksandra Sasnovič, who overtook her for 2-6 4-6. In Cluj-Napoca she was annihilated by her peer Marta Kostjuk who left her just three games.

Emma Raducanu explains why Beltz is her new coach

In November she entered the Top-20. She closed the season in Linz, where as seed no.1 she was ousted in her debut match by Chinese qualifier Wang Xinyu in three sets.

After the match Raducanu said that Torben Beltz is her new coach: “You guys cracked it. It’s obviously a great privilege to be working with such an experienced coach. I’m definitely very excited to work with him throughout the pre-season and into next year. I’m feeling excited about all the work that is to come.

I think he brings a lot of experience. Obviously, he’s worked with Kerber, who’s such a great player and has done extremely well, winning three slams. I think that experience definitely helps with someone as inexperienced as me.

He can help guide me through, which I feel really confident about, and also he’s a really positive, cheerful guy who brings great energy to the team so I think that’s also important when you’re traveling on the road for quite a long time on the tour.”

 

 

 

 

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