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World No. 11 Emma Raducanu is hoping to add Riccardo Piatti as her new coach, The Times reports. 

On Tuesday, Raducanu announced she would not continue working with coach Torben Beltz. 

"I want to thank Torben for his coaching, professionalism and dedication over the last half a year," Raducanu said.

"He has a huge heart and I have enjoyed our strong chemistry during the time together.

"I feel the best direction for my development is to transition to a new training model with the LTA supporting in the interim."

Raducanu hoping to add Piatti before the French Open

The Times reported that the talks between Raducanu's management company IMG and Piatti are ongoing. 

Also, the report reveals Raducanu is hoping to start working with Piatti before the start of the French Open. 

Piatti worked with some big names in the past, including former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova. 

Piatti most recently worked with Jannik Sinner. 

Two weeks ago, Raducanu trained at the Piatti academy.

"The team [at the Piatti academy] have a good set-up. It was just a good experience to see how other places operate," Raducanu said on April 15.

After splitting with Andrew Richardson, Raducanu wanted to hire an experienced coach and she ended up hiring Beltz, who guided Angelique Kerber to Grand Slam success and the world No. 1 ranking. 

Five months later, Raducanu decided to end her partnership with Beltz. 

Reflecting on Raducanu's decision, British tennis expert Barry Cowan called it a worrysome sign. 

Also, Cowan advised Raducanu to think well before she decided who will be her next coach as he underlined that she needs stability and someone long-term. 

“Anyone who is not involved in the sport would think that’s a bit strange, she’s looking for a new coach. Most importantly, whoever she hires next this really does need to be someone who is with her for a long period of time because you can’t keep changing coach," Cowan told Sky Sports.

“You can maybe get away with it once or twice but you can’t keep changing coaches every four or five months and think long term that’s going to be a benefit.”


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