Emma Raducanu has split from her FIFTH coach two years after her historic US Open win

Emma Raducanu is parting ways with her FIFTH coach since winning the US Open in 2021 as the injured star parted ways with Sebastian Sachs just six months into their partnership

  • The player has been struggling to forge a lasting relationship with a manager since 2021
  • Previously, Sachs helped Belinda Bencic win Olympic gold at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Raducanu is currently recovering from hand and ankle surgery in early May

Emma Raducanu has cut ties with her coach Sebastian Sachs after working with the German coach for just six months.

The player has worked with a number of different coaches since her success at the 2021 US Open but has not been able to develop a lasting working relationship with any of the five coaches she has worked with over the past 25 months.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the 20-year-old said: “I’ve really enjoyed Seb’s coaching and working with him. It is unfortunate that circumstances have made it impossible for both of us to continue at this time and we have decided to part ways.”

“I wish Seb all the best for the future.”

The player is currently recovering from surgery on both wrists and ankle and is expected to miss the entire grass court season.

Raducanu appointed Sachs in December 2022 after two months without a coach following her split from Dmitry Tursunov in October.

Tursunov and Raducanu worked together on a trial basis for a few months, with the option to extend the contract not being exercised.

Previously, the player worked alongside Torben Beltz for five months between 2021 and 2022, as well as Nigel Sears and Andrew Richardson.

In the meantime, Raducanu has temporarily relied on coaches like Jeremy Bates and LTA women’s boss Iain Bates.


Maureen Mackey

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