Naomi Osaka: World Number One Splits From Coach Sascha Bajin
Naomi Osaka has announced her split from coach Sascha Bajin, just weeks after winning her second successive Grand Slam title.
The Japanese 21-year-old, whose win in Melbourne sealed back-to-back Grand Slam titles, worked with the German for just over a year.
Osaka is also currently No 1 in the WTA rankings, but she wrote on Twitter: “Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha. I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future.”
Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha. I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future.
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) February 11, 2019
Thank you Naomi 🙏🏽 I wish you nothing but the best as well. What a ride that was. Thank you for letting me be part of this.
— sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) February 11, 2019
Bajin was named WTA coach of the year for 2018.
The 34-year-old German has previously worked with Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki.