Raducanu, who’s the highest seed at this week’s Higher Austria Women Linz, informed the media yesterday she could have a brand new coach in place in time for the Australian Open, which begins on January seventeenth. Raducanu cut up with Andrew Richardson, who coached her in the course of the US Open, following her Flushing Meadows triumph.
“I am right here by myself, I am being my very own coach once more this week, which I believe is de facto good for me long-term,” Raducanu informed the media in Linz. “I am actually feeling optimistic about my teaching state of affairs, it is in place. I am going to have a coach in place on the Australian Open.
“I had some trials they usually went properly. I am actually excited to get some good work completed in pre-season and we’ll have a very good time for certain. I believe my sport’s going to be transferring in the best route so I am fairly excited for that.”
Raducanu made historical past as the primary qualifier, male or feminine, to seize a Grand Slam singles championship on the US Open. Following her maiden main, Raducanu stated she wished a coach who had in depth expertise on the professional circuit. Beltz owns practically 20 years of professional expertise and has a popularity as a considerate and disciplined coach adept at diagnosing opponents’ strengths and weaknesses.
The Kerber-Beltz partnership peaked in 2016 when Kerber toppled Serena Williams to win her maiden main on the Australian Open. She received the 2016 silver medal on the Rio Olympics, knocked off Karolina Pliskova to win the US Open and completed the season as year-end world No. 1.
The German left-hander’s work with Beltz goes all the way in which again to 2003 when Kerber made her first professional look in Berlin as a wild card. Throughout their second stint collectively from 2011 to 2013 Kerber make her first Grand Slam semifinal on the 2011 US Open. Kerber was struggling a bit at the beginning of 2015 falling within the first spherical of the Australian Open when she employed Beltz for the third time earlier than embarking on her super 2016 marketing campaign.
Beltz additionally coached Donna Vekic, guiding her from No. 52 to the High 20.
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