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Osaka splits with coach

14 February, 2019, 00:44 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Naomi Osaka announces split with coach Sascha Bajin

The news comes just three weeks since Osaka's successful run to her second straight major title at the Australian Open, which launched her to World No.1.

She became the first Asian to hold the top ranking after downing Czech Petra Kvitova in a tight final in Australia after beating Serena Williams in a memorable US Open final previous year in which she won many fans for her grace under pressure.

'I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future'.

Last month, Osaka was triumphant again at Rod Laver Arena, winning the Australian Open against Petra Kvitova to move into pole position in the world rankings, with Bajin being honored with the inaugural WTA Coach of the Year Award 2018 for his part in the successes.

I wish you nothing but the best as well.


Bajin won't take long to attract new suitors - he has previously worked with Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki.

Osaka will next appear in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beginning next week.

The 21-year-old beat Petra Kvitova in three sets in the Australian Open final on January 26.

Under Bajin, Osaka won both the US Open and the Australian Open to rank World No. 1.

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