On Monday, Angelique Kerber announced the separation from her long-time coach Torben Beltz. The next day, the next task is already set for the trainer.
Torben Beltz (right) will no longer train Angelique Kerber (left), but Emma Raducanu.
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US Open winner Emma Raducanu will work with Angelique Kerber’s long-time coach in the future. After her surprising end at the WTA tournament in Linz against the Chinese qualifier Wang Xinyu, the British confirmed her future collaboration with Torben Beltz. “It is of course a great privilege to work with such an experienced coach,” said the 18-year-old.
Kerber had previously announced the separation from Beltz. With the 44-year-old, the German number one had won two of their three Grand Slam titles and reached number one in the world rankings in 2016. Beltz has coached the left-hander from Kiel three times since 2004, with interruptions. The most recent engagement began in summer 2020 and has now ended.
Now the coach should help Raducanu to further success. “He has a lot of experience. He worked with Kerber, who is such a great player and has done extremely well and has won three Grand Slams. I am very confident,” said Raducanu.