Emma Raducanu says split from coach was a 'tough' decision

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"British tennis star Emma Raducanu says it was a "tough" decision to split with coach Torben Beltz after only five months together."

"The 19-year-old, who stunned the tennis world by winning the US Open as a qualifier last year, is now searching for a fourth coach in less than year."

"Raducanu's split from the German came as a surprise to many as she continues her buildup on clay ahead of her first French Open appearance next month."

"Torben is a very great guy," she told reporters ahead of this week's Madrid Open. "I really enjoyed my time with him on and off the court."

"He is one of the nicest people I've met, so obviously it was a tough one to split with someone like that, but I feel like right now I'm very comfortable with my current training."

"Torben has been great for me because when I wanted someone with tour experience, I think for my first six months on the tour, it was very valuable."

"Raducanu reached the quarterfinals of last week's Stuttgart Open -- her first career WTA 500 quarterfinal -- but lost in straight sets to world No. 1 Iga Swiatek."

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