Wimbledon champ Kerber, coach part ways

Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber has split with her coach Wim Fissette. File photo: AFP

Berlin: Reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber has split with coach Wim Fissette, the player's entourage announced Tuesday.

"Despite the success of the cooperation since the start of the season, this step is needed because of differences of opinion," a statement read.

Former coach of Kim Clijsters (2009-11), current world No. 1 Simona Halep (2014) and Victoria Azarenka (2015-16), Fissette joined forces with Kerber in November, 2017.

With the Belgian by her side, the 30-year-old Kerber, who reached No.1 in the rankings in 2016 but now sits third, reached the semifinals of the Australian Open before going on to win Wimbledon.

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