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London | Konta brings in the changes – again

London | Konta brings in the changes – again

Johanna Konta has split from her coach Michael Joyce who has been with her for just under a year.

The British No.1 has been struggling of late to replicate the form which saw her rise into the top ten and nearly make the WTA Championships last year. Joyce looked a like an excellent choice but the pair don’t seem to have gelled as expected.

Currently languishing in the forties she is expected to play Moscow next week before bringing her season to a close and begin a search for a new coach for next year.

She split with Spaniard Esteban Carril in 2016, the coach who guided her to into the top ten and replaced him with Belgium’s Wim Fisette for last year only to dismiss him and pair up with American Joyce for this season.

While Konta has seen her ranking slip she has produced some excellent results including a whitewash over Serena Williams.

She has also decided to move management companies, switching from Octagon to Starwing Sports who look after Kyle Edmund.

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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