After the fairy tale run in New York the question is what next for Emma Raducanu?
Her historic run saw the Brit become the first qualifier in tennis to win a Grand Slam and climb from 150 in the world to No.22 guaranteeing direct entry into many tournaments over the next year and a lot of change in her life.
Emma will be on the search for a new coach, since winning the US Open she has split from her coach Andrew Richardson with the Brit looking for WTA experience:
“At this stage of my career I really need someone that has had that WTA Tour experience at that high level,” she explained.
“Especially right now as I’m so new to it, I think I really need someone just to guide me who has already been through that themselves.
“Never did I even dream of winning the US Open and now I’m ranked 22 in the world, which is pretty crazy to me.”
Andrew was hired for the summer in the US after Emma split after Wimbledon with Nigel Sears who of course previously coached Ana Ivanovic, Daniela Hantuchova and is Andy Murray’s father-in-law.
There is obviously a lot of attention at the moment, she took part in the home coming alongside Joe Salisbury, Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewitt who also won US Open titles and had a hit with the Duchess of Cambridge.
The talk moves to who this coach would be? Someone with WTA tour experience, Nigel Sears would tick those boxes most certainly, could a reunion be on the cards?
The news we are waiting for is, will Emma be at Indian Wells? The tournament begins in a week and with rankings submitted before the US Open update it would mean the US Open champion would need a wildcard to enter the draw or go through qualifying. There has been no update from the organisers yet but surely a wildcard will be available for Emma to pick up?