Raducanu splits with coach Beltz after just five months

Raducanu splits with coach Beltz after just five months

Emma Raducanu has split with her coach Torben Beltz after only five months together.

The US Open champion hired the German, best known for guiding Angelique Kerber through her professional career, at the end of last season but it has proved another short-lived relationship.

Raducanu said in a statement: "I want to thank Torben for his coaching, professionalism and dedication over last half a year. He has a huge heart and I have enjoyed our strong chemistry during the 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."

The decision means Raducanu is now looking for a fourth coach in less than a year. 

Beltz was appointed after the US Open champion decided not to extend a short-term partnership with Andrew Richardson, following her stunning New York triumph.

Richardson had previously coached the 19-year-old at Bromley Tennis Centre and was chosen to accompany her at the US Open because of their familiarity with one another.

Previously, she had been working with Nigel Sears, who oversaw her run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last summer.