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Konta Splits With Coach Fissette


Johanna Konta has parted company with coach Wim Fissette.

The Miami Open champion announced the split in a statement issued today, ending a partnership of less than a year. Konta has also pulled the plug on her season and will not travel to Singapore as an alternate for the WTA Finals.

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"After careful thought and discussion, Wim Fissette and I have mutually decided to end our working relationship," Konta said in a statement. "Things ended very amicably and I wish Wim all the best. We've achieved a lot together and I want to thank him for all his patience, hard work and expertise."




Working with Fissette, Konta reached a career-high rank of No. 4 following her run to the Wimbledon semifinals where she fell to Venus Williams.

"I will be working with my team over the coming weeks to find the right way forward for me and my tennis," Konta said. "The goal is to get a new coach or coaches in place as soon as possible but the focus will be on making the right decision rather than a quick decision.

"I feel very excited and optimistic about the future and very committed to improving and becoming the best tennis player that I can be."




Plagued by a foot injury and loss of form, the 26-year-old Briton has managed just two wins since her Wimbledon semifinal appearance, suffering five straight losses. The downward spiral, combined with Caroline Garcia's surge to successive title in Asia, propelled Garcia past Konta for the final spot at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

Konta plans to continue working with hitting partner Andrew Fitzpatrick, trainer Gill Myburgh, physio Milly Mirkovic and mental coach Elena Sosa as she searches for a new coach.

The split from Fissette comes nearly a year after Konta parted with previous coach Esteban Carril, who helped her reach the Australian Open semifinals and crack the Top 10 in 2016.

Photo credit: @WimFissette

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