Emma Raducanu’s carousel of coaches and why doing ‘some fairly wacky issues’ could repay

Emma Raducanu


Emma Raducanu will be making her French Open debut when the clay-court Grand Slam begins on Sunday
Dates: 22 May-5 June Venue: Roland Garros, Paris
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Emma Raducanu was sitting A-levels during last year’s French Open – now she is sitting 12th in the world rankings as a US Open champion as she prepares to make her Roland Garros debut.

Since the fairytale of New York, Raducanu has found wins and fitness hard to come by – just like many 19-year-olds in their first full year on tour.

But unlike most in that position, Raducanu has frequently rotated coaches and been able to attract lucrative contracts with eight global brands.

She has understandably struggled with the huge public profile she assumed so rapidly, and become more withdrawn from others on tour. Building a long-term relationship with a coach might therefore seem advantageous, but traditionally that is…