July 23, 2019

Tennis: Muguruza splits with coach Sumyk

July 9, 2019
Garbine Muguruza

Former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza has split with her coach, Sam Sumyk after a disappointing season, the Spaniard said on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old former world number one lost in the opening round of Wimbledon to Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia, the fifth Grand Slam in a row she had fallen before the quarter-finals.

“Few words to announce the end of an extraordinary ride, 2 Grand Slams and World N0 1. Beyond grateful for this last 4 years. Merci Sam,” Muguruza said on Twitter.

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Muguruza hired Frenchman Sumyk, formerly the coach of Victoria Azarenka and Eugenie Bouchard, in 2015 and won the French Open that year and Wimbledon in 2017.

In spite of winning a title this year in Monterrey, she has slid down the WTA rankings and entered Wimbledon down at number 27.

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