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Sloane Stephens and coach Nick Saviano have parted ways, according to Saviano’s website.

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“Sloane and I will not be working together on the tour in 2016,” the coach said in a statement. “Coaching Sloane this past year at the major events and having her achieve outstanding results, in particular, winning her first WTA tour event in Washington DC was extremely rewarding and enjoyable. She has been a joy for me to work with her since she was 11 years old. I expect her to have a great year in 2016 and wish her all the best.”

Stephens won her first career title with Saviano as her coach in 2015. Stephens rebounded from a sub-par 2014 to go 32-20 in 2015. In addition to winning the Citi Open title she reached two other semifinals and made the second week at Roland Garros before falling to Serena Williams in three sets.




Saviano, who runs the Saviano High Performance Tennis Academy in Plantation, Florida, has also coached Eugenie Bouchard in the past. In 2014 he helped guide Bouchard to her first major final at Wimbledon, but they parted ways at the end of that season.

Stephens, who finished the year at No. 30 in the world, reached a career-high ranking of No. 11 in the world in 2013.

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