Sascha Bajin working with Naomi Osaka after splitting with Wozniacki


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Sascha Bajin working with Naomi Osaka after splitting with Wozniacki

A new challenge is on the way for Sascha Bajin. After working with Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka as sparring partner, with Caroline Wozniacki as an assistant coach, Bajin now started working with the 20-year-old Japanese player Naomi Osaka, currently World No.

68. It's not really clear whether Bajin is really her new coach, but he is expected to play a big role in Osaka's improvement. It was Bajin himself to announce the news, posting a pic featuring Osaka hitting: 'Here are the news guys.

Sorry, it took so long', he wrote. This year Osaka reached Wimbledon and US Open third round, and Auckland quarters. In 2016 Osaka reached WTA Premier Tokyo final where she lost just to Wozniacki.

Explaining why she split with Bajin, a few days ago Wozniacki had said: 'It's been a good run, and we've done really well together.

But I know he wants to be a coach at some point, and that's not what I need on my team right now. I also think it would be good to get other types of balls back to work with, from some other types of hitting partners. They're usually pretty good at keeping me on my toes.

So tennis-wise it's fine with something new. We've had it good together, and I wish him all the best.' ALSO READ: Grigor Dimitrov leaves Roger Federer-founded Team8 management agency .