Emma Raducanu questioned over coach choice as concerns raised about Torben Beltz link up

by 24britishtvNov. 25, 2021, 1 p.m. 15
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Emma Raducanu’s selection of Torben Beltz as her coach has been questioned by former tennis star Mats Wilander, who believes the young Brit perhaps needs to figure out her own style first. The 19-year-old recently announced she will be coached by the German who masterminded Angelique Kerber’s rise to the top of the sport.

Beltz helped Kerber win the Australian Open and US Open in 2016, and Raducanu was keen to acquire a coach with such experience and pedigree to help her get up to speed on the WTA Tour ahead of her first full campaign.

The Brit burst onto the scene by impressing at Wimbledon but she stunned the sporting world as she went from qualifier to champion at the US Open, becoming the first qualifier in history to win a Grand Slam.

Less than two weeks after her victory at the US Open, Raducanu split with her coach Andrew Richardson in order to find an experienced coach like Beltz.

However, Wilander believes Raducanu should be enjoying the freedom of playing the game at her own pace without any pressure.

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