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Raducanu splits with coach but hires new fitness trainer

A new fitness trainer comes into the Raducanu camp but Dmitry Tursunov is on his way out

Emma Raducanu at the 2022 US Open Emma Raducanu at the 2022 US Open Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

The 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu has changed her team once again. The 19-year-old will part ways with former ATP pro Dmitry Tursunov, with whom she started working in July, Tennis Majors has been told.

But this time, the change may have been warranted by Tursunov’s desire to be based on the United States, according to The Times.

The Times also reports that Tursunov, the fourth coach that Raducanu has worked with over the past 16 months, will start working with another unidentified female player starting next week.

Emma Raducanu (GBR) reacts after missing a shot during a loss to Petra Martic (CRO) in a third round match at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Emma Raducanu (GBR) reacts after missing a shot during a loss to Petra Martic (CRO) in a third round match at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

While Raducanu will begin the hunt for a new coach, she has hired a new fitness trainer – Jez Green – to work with in the off-season, Green has earlier worked with Andy Murray from 2007 to 2014 – some of the most successful years of the Brit’s career – and then went on to train Alexander Zverev, Karolina Pliskova and Dominic Thiem. The two will work through the off-season with the option to make the arrangement permanent in 2023.

Fitness and conditioning has been one of the areas which has troubled Raducanu in her first full season on the pro tour. She was forced to retire in four tournaments and pulled out of the WTA Transylvania Open in Romania this week due to a wrist injury.

Raducanu also pulled out of the WTA 1000 Series event in Guadalajara, Mexico but has been named in the Great Britain squad for the ITF Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow next month.

The Brit, with a record of 17-19 for the season, briefly broke into the top 10 on the back of her US Open points. But she is now ranked 68th in the world after going out in the first round at Flushing Meadows this year.

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