Breaking News: Emma Raducanu receives surprise coaching offer from

Breaking News: Emma Raducanu receives surprise coaching offer from Wimbledon rival – ‘I’m available’

Emma Raducanu may have found a solution to her coaching dilemma.

Emma Raducanu has received a new offer in what would be another coaching move. (Image: Getty)

Emma Raducanu has been advised that one of her upcoming Wimbledon rivals would be willing to mentor her in the future. The 2021 US Open champion has been through a series of coaches as she seeks to duplicate her form in Flushing Meadows, with injuries impeding her progress over the past year.

The 21-year-old had surgery on both of her wrists and ankle last year, making a return in Australia before the first Grand Slam of the year. She pulled out of French Open qualifying in order to prioritise the next grass-court season and SW19, where a formidable opponent could be waiting.

Ons Jabeur has reached the last two singles finals at Wimbledon, losing to Marketa Vondrousaova in 2023 and Elena Rybakina in 2022, indicating that she is capable at the British Major although still seeking for her maiden Grand Slam triumph.

The world No. 9 has reached out to Raducanu and offered her advice moving forward, telling Eurosport that the Brit is the one person on the WTA that she would like to coach one day.

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“I would say Emma Raducanu,” Jabeur replied. “I have a good relationship with her and I think I can help a little bit with some advice. I mean I would not be the main coach, I would be the consultant I think, a new position. Emma if you’re hiring, I’m available.”

Jabeur scored a morale-boosting 6-3, 6-2 over wildcard Sachia Vickery in an hour and 21 minutes under the Court Suzanne-Lenglen roof on Monday, having come into the tournament with inconsistent form and a dismal start to the season. A knee issue has affected the Tunisian’s 2024 campaign.

Ons Jabeur.

Ons Jabeur chose Emma Raducanu as the player she would like to train. (Image: Eurosport.)
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She will be aiming for a deep run at Wimbledon, wanting to go one step farther than her previous two tries, against a Raducanu yearning for a solid run of form as she too returns to fitness.

Following her operations, Raducanu parted ways with Sebastian Sachs who was the eighth coach she dismissed since winning the US Open. She has since reunited with childhood coach Nick Cavaday, with the pair aiming on victory on home soil this summer.

I mean I’ve known him (Cavaday) for a long time so it’s the familiarity element, it’s very nice,” Raducanu said at Indian Wells in March. “I feel we just work in the same way.

“I think a lot of coaches wouldn’t really understand the way that I like to operate and a lot of players wouldn’t understand how he likes to operate so I think we’re very complimentary of each other.”

Should Raducanu ever choose to explore in another way or bring in more aid, Jabeur has already volunteered her services and would be more than willing to help take the British star to the next level.

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