Who Is Emma Raducanu’s Coach? All You Need to Know About Her Team

Published 09/09/2021, 1:31 AM EDT
Sep 6, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom after beating Shelby Rogers of the USA on day eight of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 tennis season saw numerous teenage talents rise high in the sport. One of the names that the entire tennis world has come to adore is Emma Raducanu. But how did an 18-year-old manage to become one of the headlines of the WTA circuit?

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From Wimbledon fourth-round to winning the US Open title, Raducanu has made her way to the top in 2021. Additionally, her raw but curated playing style is making every fan wonder about her potential. But the more important question is: Who coaches Emma Raducanu?

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At Wimbledon 2021, Raducanu earned a massive following after her run as a wildcard entrant. At that time, the experienced Nigel Sears, the father-in-law of Andy Murray, coached her. But despite her successful week in London, the 18-year-old Raducanu moved on from him after Wimbeldon.

Who is coaching Emma Raducanu?

After Wimbledon, Raducanu appointed Andrew Richardson as the head coach. Following which, many experts questioned her decision.

In comparison, Richardson did not have the experience on the professional tour that Sears had. However, the young tennis star had her priorities set.

Sep 6, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom hits to Shelby Rogers of the USA on day eight of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Going from Wimbledon to the US Open series, Raducanu needed someone familiar by her side. As a result, she went back to Richardson, who developed her tennis basics as the head coach of Bromley Tennis Centre when she was a young girl.

Undeniably, her decision paid off well in the end. At the US Open 2021, Raducanu became the first-ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam in the history of the sport. Hence, as an 18-year-old, she already has her name in the history books of the sport.

Probably, this could be her long-term investment into the future. Given Richardson’s expertise in her game and style, he could play a massive role in making her a complete player.

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Lesser known facts about Raducanu

Sep 4, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates against Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain (not pictured) on day six of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

As per the WTA website, the Englishwoman has a keen interest in many sports outside tennis. They are go-karting, horseriding, tap dancing, golf, skiing and basketball. 

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On the subject of tennis, her favorite shot is the forehand, and her favorite surface is hard. Will Emma rise to WTA World No.1 in the future? Only time will tell. Either way, there is still a lot to come from the young champion.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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