World No. 6 Elina Svitolina has announced that she is splitting with coach Andrew Bettles after five years of successful partnership. Svitolina captured 11 titles and made it to No. 3 in the world under the guidance of Bettles.
Unfortunately for both parties, Bettles failed to lead Svitolina to a Grand Slam title and world No. 1 ranking. "After 5 years and 11 titles together!! Andy and I both agreed it was the right time to move our separate ways.
I am very thankful for all his hard work and endless support. I wish him only the best in his future career!" Svitolina announced in a Twitter post. Recently, Svitolina said that she has a great support from her husband Gael Monfils.
"I have my coach for that. Gael, he’s more like a supporting person for me, for sure. We chat a lot about tennis,” Svitolina said. "But, you know, it goes either way. I also support him. He has his coaching team as well.
We’re not really coaching each other. It’s more massive support that we have for each other. That’s pretty much it."
Svitolina splits with coach after a few disappointing losses
Svitolina suffered a shock 6-1 6-1 loss to Jessica Pegula in the Indian Wells Masters round-of-16 two weeks ago.
Last week, Svitolina suffered a shock loss to Camila Osorio in her Tenerife opener. "I think I played really solid with not a lot of errors, was getting a lot of really good depth on my balls, was coming in when I needed to, serving well when I needed to.
It was a great day," Pegula said after beating Svitolina. "I think I've just been making a lot of really good decisions in the right moments. That obviously comes with playing a lot of matches, winning and getting confidence...
it's just been more belief that I can play at this level. I think this year, I realized that, and I've been having good results."