Naomi Osaka has split with her coach Sascha Bajin just 16 days after winning the Australian Open. The 21-year-old world number one has worked with the German for just over a year before they parted ways.
Naomi Osaka whose win in Melbourne sealed a back-to-back Grand Slam titles revealed in social media:
“I will no longer be working together with Sascha. I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future” Osaka tweeted.
Bajin, a former hitting partner of Grand Slam champions Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki, was named WTA coach of the year for 2018.
He took to Twitter to thank Osaka and said he wished her:
“nothing but the best. What a ride that was. Thank you for letting me be part of this” he tweeted.