World No. 1 Naomi Osaka has called time on her 13-month relationship with coach Sascha Bajin, once the former hitting partner of great Serena Williams, despite their partnership yielding success in the last two Grand Slams.
Along with her accomplishment in NY, the 21-year-old continued to keep her Grand Slam winning streak to be unbroken in Australia and became the tenth women in the history tennis to consecutively win the U.S. Open and Australian Open.
Bajin replied to Osaka with a tweet of his own. I wish you nothing but the best as well.
"I will no longer be working together with Sascha". He thanked her and wrote: "I wish you nothing but the best as well".
Bajin became the first recipient of the WTA Coach of the Year award after helping Osaka take her game to new heights in a breakthrough 2018.
She was born in Japan - her mother is Japanese, her father is Haitian - before moving to the United States when she was three years old.
"Thank you for letting me be part of this", he responded to Osaka's tweet.
By winning a second grand slam and becoming world No 1, she firmly established herself as at the forefront of the next generation of women players.