Who is Emma Raducanu’s New Coach- All You Need to Know About the Former British No.1

Published 10/04/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates after her match against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


18-year-old Emma Raducanu dominated the headlines after her stunning victory at the US Open 2021. The British star defeated Leylah Fernandez in straight sets in the finals and won the Grand Slam title without losing a single set. Interestingly, she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam in the history of the sport.

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Along with Emma Raducanu, the credit goes to her former coach, Andrew Richardson, who helped her steer through the US Open 2021. However, just after the tournament, the two decided to part ways.

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All you need to know about the new coach of Emma Raducanu

Raducanu is about to play at the Indian Wells Masters 2021 as a wildcard. It will be the first tournament in which she will be taking part after her US Open 2021 victory and thus, has the eyes of the world firmly set upon her.

Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates after her match against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, fans spotted the rising star with British coach, Jeremy Bates. Bates has been a former British No.1 player and is currently the coach of British No.6 Katie Boulter, who he has been coaching and assisting for many years now.

Along with this, Bates is the national coach of the Lawn Tennis Association and thus, keeps a check on the emerging talents in the UK. It might be one of the reasons why Raducanu and Bates are working together ahead of the Indian Wells Masters 2021.

Even though Bates is not officially Raducanu’s coach as of now, she could make the announcement really soon. She is without a coach since her triumph in New York and will need a proper coach ahead of her first full season in 2022.

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Raducanu has parted ways with two of her coaches since Wimbledon Championships 2021

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Raducanu became a popular figure after her incredible run at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. It was her first Grand Slam and second tournament on the WTA Tour, but she played like a champion. The British player managed to reach the round of 16 before getting eliminated.

Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain hits a forehand against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

After the Wimbledon Championships 2021, Raducanu axed her then coach, Nigel Sears. She then hired Andrew Richardson, who helped her win the Grand Slam in New York. However, the two also parted ways soon after the major.

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Emma Raducanu has played amazingly well and rose to the 22nd spot in the WTA rankings after the US Open 2021. Fans have huge expectations from her and want her to keep playing with the same momentum. Will she be able to conquer Indian Wells and win her first Masters tournament this year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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