Karolina Pliskova Hires Sascha Bajin As Her New Coach

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No doubt, 2020 was not the year everybody had imagined. That includes Karolina Pliskova who had a year to forget. Despite winning the Brisbane International earlier this year and reaching the Italian Open final, she failed to produce consistently on the main tour or to advance past the third round at any of the Grand […] READ MORE



Garbiñe Muguruza: 2019 Season in Review

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There is no point in sugarcoating the harsh reality: Garbiñe Muguruza completed an atrocious 2019 season by her standards. The two-time Grand Slam champion checked in at No. 36 in the WTA year-end rankings, far and away her lowest spot since 2013, when she first broke into the Top 100. According to Pedro Hernández, 2019 […] READ MORE


Five Terrible ATP and WTA Player-Coach Splits

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In the wake of Naomi Osaka’s surprising split with her coach, Sascha Bajin, which was announced earlier this week, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at five previous player-coach splits for ATP and WTA players that really did not work out, either for the player or the coach, or on occasion both! Naomi Osaka is […] READ MORE


Naomi Osaka makes surprise split from coach Sascha Bajin

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Fresh from ascending to the pinnacle of the sport, Japan’s World #1 Naomi Osaka has taken the surprise decision to split with her coach Sascha Bajin. It had been an unquestionably productive partnership, with Bajin guiding Osaka to titles at Flushing Meadows and Melbourne Park as well as in Indian Wells. Indeed, it was under […] READ MORE