Eugenie Bouchard surprises many as the identity of her new coach is confirmed

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Eugenie Bouchard surprises many as the identity of her new coach is confirmed

Canadian media sources have confirmed that Eugeneie Bouchard's new coach will be French coach Sam Sumyk. The announcement came as a shock to many as Sumyk has worked with Victoria Azarenka since 2010 and went to last months Australian Open with her.

During his time with Azarenka, the Frenchman has guided her to two Grand Slam titles, 10 WTA titles (2011-2013) and to the number one posistion in the world. There has been no formal announcement regarding the split, however it seems almost certain now following the announcement of the new partnership between Bouchard and Sumyk.

Prior to Azarenka, the experienced Sumyk also worked with Vera Zvonareva between 2006-2010. According to journalist Stephanie Myles from Canadian news website, the two have already started working together. The pair was apparently spotted together during a training session at the National Tennis Centre in Montreal earlier this week.

Bouchard returns to the tour next week for the first time since her quarterfinal loss to Maria Sharapova at last months Australian Open. The Canadian will be the top seed at the WTA 2015 Proximus Diamond Games. She will be one of seven top 20 players playing at the tournament.

Other entrants into the event includes Angelique Kerber, Andrea Petkovic, Lucie Safarova and Carla Suarez Navarro. The is yet to be any official comment from Bouchard or Sumyk regarding the new coaching agreement.