Emma Raducanu splits from coach Torben Beltz after just five months

“He has a huge heart and I have enjoyed our strong chemistry during the time together.

Emma Raducanu talks with Torben Beltz during a practice session on Rod Laver Arena

“I feel the best direction for my development is to transition to a new training model with the LTA supporting in the interim.”

Raducanu’s form has been inconsistent in recent months, with a run to the quarter-finals last time out at the Stuttgart Open. Following wins over Storm Sanders and Tamara Korpatsch, the Briton fell to Iga Swiatek in straight sets in the final eight. And the Polish star, currently the world No 1, went on to win the final against Aryna Sabalenka.

Raducanu’s next full-time coach will be her fourth coach in a year, having initially swapped out Nigel Sears for Andrew Richardson after last year’s Wimbledon.

Richardson’s contract was not renewed despite Raducanu’s triumph in New York.

German Beltz, 45, has previous experience working with former world number one Angelique Kerber when she won the Australian Open and US Open titles in 2016.

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