Sofia Kenin has fired her dad as her coach just weeks ahead of Roland Garros in an attempt to find some much-needed form for the rest of the season.
Kenin had an impressive 2020 winning the Australian Open, Lyon Open and reaching the final of Roland Garros in the same year, in which she lost to teenage sensation Iga Swiatek.
However, her 2021 season hasn’t really got going, and the 22 year old has failed to reach any further than the quarter-finals at any tournaments she’s played at.
At the start of the year, the world number four, reached the quarters in both the Abu Dhabi Open and Yarra Valley Classic but since then, she has taken early exits at the Australian Open and Miami Open.
In three of her latest tournaments in Melbourne, Stuttgart and Charleston, the American fell in the first round and she withdrew from the Madrid Open.
Now it appears as if Kenin has decided a change of coach is what is needed if she is to make any improvement ahead of this years Roland Garros Championship and she made the announcement on social media.
“I wanted to let everyone know that after many years together I have decided to part ways with my father as my coach,” said Kenin.
“This was not an easy decision for me as we shared many great moments together and had a lot of success. I will be forever grateful for my dad’s sacrifice and contributions towards getting me to where I am today.
“I am excited for what the future holds and look forward to putting together a new technical team in the coming weeks ahead. I can’t wait to get back on the court next week in Rome.”
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