Britain’s new tennis heroine Emma Raducanu has arrived in Indian Wells. A video launched by the organisers exhibits her coaching in entrance of Californian mountains and palm timber below the watchful eye of Jeremy Bates, the previous British No1.
Bates is in Indian Wells with Katie Boulter, the British No6, whom he has been steering for a number of years. However he’s additionally the Garden Tennis Affiliation’s nationwide coach, so has a common watching temporary over the main British ladies.
Raducanu will likely be taking part in solely her third event on the WTA Tour. She misplaced within the first spherical of each earlier occasions – first at Nottingham towards compatriot Harriet Dart, after which in San Jose on her return to the tour after Wimbledon.
Raducanu’s teaching scenario is a significant speaking level in British tennis. She has already cut up with two coaches this yr after quick however apparently profitable runs – the primary being Nigel Sears, who assisted her throughout the grass-court season, and the second being Andrew Richardson, who supervised her mind-boggling US Open triumph.