Emma Raducanu and her coach Torben Beltz have called it quits after barely five months together. The US Open winner recruited the German, best known for coaching Angelique Kerber throughout her professional career. But it proved to be another brief partnership.
Emma Raducanu is now seeking his fourth coach in less than a year as a result of the decision. Beltz was named after the US Open winner who elected not to renew her short-term collaboration with Andrew Richardson following her surprising victory in New York.
Richardson had previously trained the 19-year-old at Bromley Tennis Centre. He chooses to accompany her to the US Open due to their acquaintance.
“I want to thank Torben for his coaching, professionalism, and dedication over the last half a year,” Emma said,
“He has a huge heart and I have enjoyed our strong chemistry during our time together. I feel the best direction for my development is to transition to a new training model with the LTA supporting in the interim.”
She had previously worked with Nigel Sears. He guided her journey to the fourth round of Wimbledon last year. Raducanu stated after her legendary US Open victory that she was searching for a more experienced coach moving ahead.
Beltz, Kerber’s long-term coach for the past decade. He has just severed relations with the 34-year-old. Before they parted for the first time in 2013, Beltz assisted Kerber with her initial steps on the professional circuit, including her rise into the top ten.
Earlier this month, Raducanu spent a few days at Riccardo Piatti’s academy in Liguria training for the clay-court season.
The highly regarded Italian coach has worked with Ivan Ljubicic, Richard Gasquet, and Milos Raonic, and has just parted ways with Jannik Sinner after leading him through his adolescence and into the world’s top ten.
Emma Raducanu has won three of her first five professional clay-court matches. It included one for Great Britain in a Billie Jean King Cup qualifier in Prague and two in Stuttgart last week on her way to the quarter-finals.