Raducanu concludes extensive coach search by reuniting with childhood mentor

Emma Raducanu has found a new permanent coach, Nick Cavaday, for the Australian Open next week, ending her long search. The surprise US Open champion of 2021 had been sidelined since April due to wrist and ankle surgeries. She had parted ways with Sebastian Sachs in June, adding him to the list of coaches who came and went quickly. Raducanu and Cavaday have already started working together in Melbourne ahead of the planned charity match against Naomi Osaka on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Jack Draper secured a comfortable victory over Sebastian Baez in the Adelaide International, progressing to the last 16. Draper dominated the match, hitting 17 winners in less than 80 minutes of play. He will now face either Miomir Kecmanovic or Mackenzie McDonald for a place in the quarter-finals.
Unfortunately, Britain’s women’s No 1, Katie Boulter, was unable to advance further in the tournament, losing to Ana Bogdan in the round of 32. After an early lead in the second set, Boulter failed to capitalize as her opponent won four consecutive games for victory.
In the first round of the tournament, qualifiers Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Anna Kalinskaya caused upsets by defeating seeded opponents. Pavlyuchenkova eliminated fifth seed Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-3, 6-4, while Kalinskaya fought for almost three hours to overcome the fourth seed Barbora Krejcikova 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.

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