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Raducanu Hires Sachs As Coach On Trial Until End Of Year

PARIS, France - Emma Raducanu says her new coach Sebastian Sachs has been appointed on a trial basis until the end of the year.

Last year's U.S. Open champion Raducanu was watched by Sachs, her fifth coach in 18 months, on Friday as she lost to world number two Ons Jabeur on her injury return in an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi.

Sachs, 30, guided Belinda Bencic to Olympic gold last year and was earlier part of the coaching team of Victoria Azarenka, a former world number one.

He has teamed up with Raducanu after Dimitry Tursunov decided not to continue his partnership with the 20-year-old Briton following the U.S. Open this year.

''We are trialing until the end of the year and just seeing how it goes really~, Raducanu, who is ranked 76th in the world, was quoted as saying by the BBC.

''It's been going well. I've done a week with him so far and I think he's a really calm influence. He's on it, switched on, and yeah, I'm excited to see how it goes~.


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