Emma Raducanu labels herself a ‘loner’ as she gives back injury update ahead of Italian Open with French Open to come

Emma Raducanu described herself as a ‘loner’ as she continues on tour without a coach.

The US Open winner announced her split from Torben Beltz, her third different coach in the last year, in April after just five months working together.

Raducanu is going it alone on the WTA Tour at the moment


The 19-year-old is bucking the trend and deciding to go it alone as she prepares for the Italian Open, the last major tournament before the French Open.

Raducanu said: “I’d describe myself as a loner. For the past year… I’ve had a lot of people around me a lot and very often.

“To be on my own is interesting because I’m kind of finding out a lot about myself, understanding what I need and what I don’t need.”

Injuries problems have hampered Raducanu over recent weeks and months as she gets to grips with her first full season on tour.

Blisters saw her knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round, while she has also been nursing a back problem.

She said: “I think it’s just coming from a lot of intensity and overload. My back, I’m managing it. Like it’s fine. But it’s just trying to adapt again to the long matches, to the intensity. 

LTA coach Iain Bates is helping her at the Italian Open in Rome