Emma Raducanu has 'audition with new highly sought after coach' in Italy


Teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu has had an audition with Italian coach Riccardo Piatti, according to a Gazzetta dello Sport report. Raducanu’s coaching situation has dominated much of her fledgling career, with the youngster already having had several coaches by her side over the last 12 months.

The Brit rose to fame following her record-breaking victory in New York last September, but has endured an underwhelming run since her maiden Grand Slam win. Since her victory at Flushing Meadows Raducanu has won just four of 11 matches.

Her latest disappointment came late last month, after she was dumped out of the Miami Open in the opening round with defeat to Katerina Siniakova. Amid her difficulties, the British star is rumoured to have been training at the Piatti Academy in Italy ahead of the clay-court season.

The academy belongs to esteemed Italian coach Riccardo Piatti. The 63-year-old has worked with some of the biggest names in the sport, including Novak Djokovic – who he predicted for stardom before his remarkable rise – Maria Sharapova and Jannik Sinner.

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