December 14, 2020

Pliskova splits with coach Vallverdu forward of recent season – tennis



Former world primary Karolina Pliskova has cut up with coach Daniel Vallverdu after her 2020 season got here to an finish, the 28-year-old stated.

Pliskova appointed Vallverdu and in addition added Olga Savchuk to her teaching group in November 2019 after splitting with Conchita Martinez however didn’t take pleasure in a lot success this season, which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

She lifted her solely title of the 12 months at Brisbane in January and crashed out within the second spherical of each the U.S. Open and French Open Grand Slams.

“As a result of lowered variety of WTA tournaments by the top of the 12 months, the match in Ostrava was my final within the season,” the world quantity six tweeted on Wednesday, including that she would quickly start preparations for the upcoming season.

“Sadly, resulting from time commitments, my coach Daniel Vallverdu and I’ve mutually agreed to now not work collectively. I’d prefer to thank Dani for the work and the time we’ve spent collectively.”

Vallverdu additionally works with Swiss Stan Wawrinka.

Pliskova has beforehand been coached by Jiri Vanek, David Kotyza, Tomas Krupa and Rennae Stubbs.