Emma Raducanu’s former coach Dmitry Tursunov says he left because of ‘red flags’ over her behaviour
Emma Raducanu’s former coach Dmitry Tursunov says he left Romania because of’red flags’ over her behaviour
Emma Raducanu’s former coach says he went to court because he felt he was being attacked for criticizing the behaviour of the former world no. 5 tennis player.
Dmitry Turcunov, who coached Raducanu at CSU Brașov, said in an interview with Romanian media on Saturday that the 30-year-old player was the reason for his decision to quit coaching, telling Romtelecom daily, “I decided to walk away from the court because I could feel a sense of betrayal by Emma.”
Emma Raducanu: ‘I didn’t do anything bad’
After winning the world no. 5 ranking in January, in September Raducanu won two titles in a row – the singles title of the Romanian International Open and the doubles title of the Bucharest Open, which made her the first Romanian woman to win the title by defeating top-seeded Angelique Kerber in the final.
Raducanu won the Romanian International Open in 2011 after she beat Serena Williams in a four-set final
Raducanu told Romanian media on Saturday: “I’m sorry for all the people who have seen my image online and for those who still don’t know me.
“I didn’t do anything bad. I never felt that I deserved anything bad. I can’t say for sure that I’m a good person.
“I don’t know what the truth is. I am what I am. I don’t know how to explain myself.
“I don’t know what happened around me. My coach, I don’t know him well at all and I don’t know him all that