PRESS CONFERENCE: Raducanu after losing Indian Wells debut


US Open winner Emma Raducanu wants to hear from any tour coaches who might be interested in working with her—a call that is likely to generate plenty of interest.

Raducanu did not renew her trial arrangement with coach Andrew Richardson following her title victory in Queens, a surprise given the success of the partnership. But the 18-year-old has said she is looking for someone with more tour experience to guide her now she has vaulted to the top of the game.

"If any experienced coaches are looking, you know where to find me," Raducanu told British press at Indian Wells, where she fell in her first match since becoming a major champion.

But she seems to have little idea who that could be, at least for the moment.

Raducanu went down, 6-2, 6-4, to Aliaksandra Sasnovich Friday evening.

Raducanu went down, 6-2, 6-4, to Aliaksandra Sasnovich Friday evening.

"I've told you guys, I'm looking for someone more experienced," said Raducanu. "I don't know what's going on. I don't know what's going to happen next. But I'm sure that my team and everyone will be able to try and find a solution.

"I wasn't joking. If anyone knows any experienced coaches..."

At Indian Wells, she was being helped by LTA coach Jeremy Bates, a former player, but on a temporary basis.

Raducanu also did not have physio Will Herbert, who was also in her box at the US Open, but said he might return to her team.

The world No. 22 was previously working with experienced WTA coach Nigel Sears, but the pairing finished following her run to the fourth round of Wimbledon. She has worked with several other coaches during her junior development and while starting on tour.

Raducanu could still reach the Top 20 in the rankings despite her opening-round exit at the 1000-level event.