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Naomi Osaka Announces Split with Coach Sascha Bajin

Naomi Osaka Announces Split with Coach Sascha Bajin

World No.1 Naomi Osaka has ended her successful partnership with coach Sascha Bajin.

"I will no longer be working together with Sascha".

World number one, Naomi Osaka has split with her coach Sascha Bajin 16 days after winning the Australian Open.

Already seemed destined to be intertwined with Serena's, the fledgling but fruitful career of Osaka's again overlaps with the 37-year-old American's in that Bajin is also a former coach of Serena's.

"Thanks to my team, I don't think I would have made it through this week without you", she said after her Australian Open triumph. What a ride that was.

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Bajin won't take long to attract new suitors - he has previously worked with Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki. "Thank you for letting me be part of this".

The 21-year-old beat Petra Kvitova in three sets in the Australian Open final on January 26.

Under Bajin, Osaka won both the US Open and the Australian Open to rank World No. 1.

Osaka, who grew up in the US and speaks little Japanese, melted hearts when she fought back tears after her emotional US Open win over her idol Williams as booing echoed around the stadium.

The Japanese player climbed from 72 to reach the top five during the course of 2018, when she won her first grand slam title, and then hit top spot after her success in Melbourne.


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