Emma Raducanu splits from coach Torben Beltz after five months

Emma Raducanu and Torben Beltz
Emma Raducanu confirmed Torben Beltz as her coach in November

Emma Raducanu is divorced from coach Torben Beltz after only five months.

The 19-year-old US Open champion confirmed Beltz as his coach in November, but believes a “new training model” is needed.

LTA’s head of women’s coach Iain Bates will work with Raducanu in Madrid this week.

“I would like to thank Torben for his coaching, professionalism and dedication over the last six months,” said world number 11.

“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 move to a new training model that LTA supports in the meantime.”

German Beltz, 45, has previously coached former world number one Angelique Kerber when she won the Australian Open and US Open titles in 2016.

His successor will be Raducanus’ fourth coach in a year.

Nigel Sears was replaced by Andrew Richardson after last year’s Wimbledon, but Richardson’s contract was not renewed despite Raducanus’ success in New York.

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