By Erik Gudris / Saturday, August 17, 2013
Sam Stosur parted ways with her coach of six years David Taylor after her third round loss in
Cincinnati. Taylor helped Stosur win the 2011 U.S. Open women's title.
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In a statement released by Tennis Australia, Stosur confirmed that she ended her six year coaching relationship with Taylor. This came after Stosur lost in the third round to Simona Halep in Cincinnati.
"After six years working together my coach, David Taylor and I have decided to part ways," Stosur said in a statement. "We’ve had a tremendous working relationship and I owe so much of my success to Dave’s hard work and enduring support. Dave and I started working together during my comeback from Lyme disease, one of the most challenging times of my life. His dedication during the many highs and lows of my career has been unwavering both on and off the court. I wish Dave all the very best for the future."
Despite having helped Sam Stosur win the Carlsbad title a few weeks ago, David Taylor will no longer be working with the Australian No. 1 prior to the start of this month's U.S. Open.
Taylor, who was the captain of Australia's Fed Cup team for several years, gave up that role to travel as Stosur's full time coach the last two years. Despite having won the 2011 U.S. Open title, Stosur had posted mediocre results since then before winning the Southern California Open event a few weeks ago in Carlsbad, Calif.
Stosur said she plans to work with the Tennis Australia team, including current Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik in the interim before making more definitive coaching plans after New York.