Emma shocked everyone with winning the US Open. The talented Brit cleared the competition in New York, did not lose a single set on the way to the throne and broke the hill of records. From that moment on, the British and world press was filled with photographs and texts about the new tennis star.
After the title, interesting stories about headphones, exams before Wimbledon surfaced ... Emma Raducanu became a planetary star overnight, and two weeks after lifting the trophy at the US Open, the 18-year-old tennis player decided on an unusual move - she fired the coach.
Andrew Richardson received a "letter", he was sent to the labor office. And Emma Raducanu justifies such a move by the fact that at this stage of her career she needs someone who knows how to deal with a dizzying climb, and he has experienced it on his own skin.
"I need someone with more experience, someone who went through all this and someone who worked as a tennis player who was in the situation I am in now." "I feel that I need someone who could guide me, because all this is new for me, "Emma Raducanu told after the breakup with the coach.
The collaboration between coach Andrew Richardson and the young Briton began in July, after Wimbledon, where Emma Raducanu reached the round of 16.
Already at the premiere participation in the Grand Slam tournament, Raduccanu enchanted the fans of "white sport" and hinted that she could achieve a lot in the future.
It's just that none of the tennis experts expected Emma Raducanu to win the title at the US Open and write the history of tennis. "When we started working together, I was about 200th on the WTA list. At the time, I thought Andrew would be a great coach.
I never dreamed that I would win the US Open and that I would now be 22nd in the world." "At this stage of my career, I need someone who has experience, someone who knows what it's like to be at this level and what it takes to stay there.
" Certainly, such a move will provoke many reactions in the world of tennis, because it is disappointing that such a young player makes such decisions. It is certain that most will change their opinion of her, but it is obvious that the promising tennis player has some other plans and goals, and that she thinks that Richardson cannot be of help.
We will see how the career of this young tennis player will continue to develop and whether this will turn out to be a good or bad move. Anyway, a strange move by a young tennis player.