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Raducanu Hires Jez Green as Tursunov Departs as Coach


Emma Raducanu is reshaping her coaching team.

The 2021 US Open champion has parted company with coach Dmitry Tursunov and added fitness trainer Jez Green to her team, British media reports.

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Tursunov, who coached Anett Kontaveit to a career-high rank of No. 2 last summer, reportedly decided to split from Raducanu to work with another prominent player.

Raducanu, who celebrates her 20th birthday on November 13th, was making progress with Tursunov. The former world No. 10 reached the Seoul semifinals last month and reportedly hoped to continue the partnership, but Tursunov opted to make a change.

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The widely-respected Tursunov was Raducanu's fourth coach in the past 16 month.

It's a list that includes Nigel Sears, Andrew Richardson, who guided Raducanu during her historic US Open title run and Torben Beltz, who began coaching Raducanu in late 2021 in a partnership that ended earlier this season.

World No. 68 Raducanu, who has been plagued by a series of injuries this year, has hired Green to help her get stronger and reduce injury risk.

The 50-year-old Green worked with former world No. 1 Andy Murray for years and is credited with transforming the two-time Olympic gold-medal champion into one of the fittest men in tennis. Green has also worked with Alexander Zverev, Karolina Pliskova and Dominic Thiem.

Currently, Raducanu is sidelined nursing a wrist injury and revving her competitive engine off court.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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British captain Anne Keothavong named Raducanu to the British squad that will play the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow next month.

Raducanu joins Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart and Heather Watson on Team GB. Though Raducanu's status is uncertain, captain Keothavong said the 2021 US Open champion hopes to play if she's healthy.

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