Emma Raducanu appears to be working with former Britain No.1 Jeremy Bates as she steps up her search for a new coach for next season.
The British No.1 was guided by Andy Murray’s stepfather Nigel Sears in his fourth round race at Wimbledon then returned to the former coach Andrew Richardson in its remarkable US Open Title triumphs in only his second Grand Slam.
In the aftermath of that title, it was revealed that she had parted ways with Richardson with a new coach who is expected to be announced at the end of the year to take her to 2022.
Raducanu this week is playing his first tournament since the US Open in the Indian Wells main draw.
Upon arriving at the event – one of the tour’s biggest tournaments outside of the Grand Slam – she was caught on camera training with Bates.
Bates could be an option as a long-term coach, although it is likely that he is only a gap having been present at the event with Katie Boulter and Raducanu in his role as national coach at the Lawn Tennis Association.
Raducanu will discover her fate in the Indian Wells main draw on Tuesday where she hopes to continue her meteoric rise.
The impact of his success in New York last month was already felt when the government announced last week its intention to inject Â£ 30million into the revival of thousands of public tennis courts across the Kingdom. -United. This would see 4,500 lots getting a facelift at some 1,500 sites.