Tracy Austin reveals why ‘extremely expensive’ coaches were ruled out by Raducanu’s dad

Tracy Austin, a two-time Grand Slam champion, insists she understands how Emma Raducanu is feeling right now.

Austin, a former world No. 1, can relate to Raducanu, who is widely expected to be the game’s future star for many years.

Raducanu, 18, had an incredible run at the US Open, becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam in tennis history.

Raducanu parted ways with coach Andrew Richardson after the US Open, claiming a desire to work with a more experienced coach.

“I just put myself in [Raducanu’s] shoes and I kind of know what it feels [like],” Austin said on a recent panel as per reports on TennisHead.

“Everything just comes at you so quickly.

“She fired her coach. That’s not something I think that she should have changed quite yet because there’s too many changes already.”

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Emma Raducanu. Source:

Raducanu, according to Austin, should rehire Richardson

Raducanu has yet to decide who would be her next coach. The decision is expected to be made after the 2021 season.

“I think the foundation is so important – your family, your agent,” Austin continued.

“Max Einsenbud is her agent, he’s been through it with Maria Sharapova (who won at the age of 17) so I think that should be helpful.

“These top coaches, [Raducanu’s] dad said, are expensive. And yes they are, so I’d say go back to Andrew Richardson.

“I saw them at the US Open before each match, they seemed to have a nice camaraderie.

“She needs to have something that’s the same as that she had at the US Open because she’s stayed the same.

“She’s more confident, but everything around her has changed.

“So the parents they need to try to help her find that foundation again.

“Either go back to your old coach or really go for it and get someone who’s experienced.”

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