Yanina Wickmayer will have a new supercoach at Wimbledon. The Belgian tennis player will be followed by the former World No. 1 Kim Clijsters, who this year had already attended some her compatriot's practice session.
This announcement comes after splitting with her coach Nicolas Beuque. 'I thank Nicolas for the time spent together, but after the recent results we need a change', said the World No. 95 through a statement.
'After Wimbledon we will speak with my team about next plans.' Wickmayer, who changed her coach twice since 2014, will play Wimbledon for the tenth time in her career. She clarified that Clijsters will work for her only during Wimbledon, and she is not her new permanent coach.
Clijsters, a 34-year-old and mother of three children, called it a career in 2012 after winning 41 titles on the Women's tour including four Grand Slams (thrice US Open, once Australian Open). ALSO READ: Kim Clijsters: 'Nadal is inspiring, he is a great tennis ambassador