Daria Kasatkina splits with Philippe Dehaes


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Daria Kasatkina splits with Philippe Dehaes

Daria Kasatkina has announced she is splitting with her coach Philippe Dehaes, after working together for the past two years.

The World No. 13 made the announcement on her Instagram.

It is with sadness that I am announcing that myself and Philippe Dehaes are parting ways after a very successful partnership.

I owe Philippe a huge amount for the success I've had over the past two years since we started working together but after deciding I need to take control and responsibility for my own tennis, I felt I needed to do this alone and take a break from working with Philippe but as he has a family and children to support, I understand this is not possible for him and it's best we go our separate way.

Who knows what the future holds, never say never. I'd just like to go on record as saying thank you again to Philippe, you'll always mean a lot to me and I wish you the very best. Thanks for everything coach, you will always have a special place in my heart.

Gonna miss yours on court coachings and all the song you’ve been singing in the car. Dashka💜

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“It is with sadness that I am announcing that myself and Philippe Dehaes are parting ways after a very successful partnership,” she captioned a photo of the pair at Roland Garros.

“I owe Philippe a huge amount for the success I've had over the past two years since we started working together but after deciding I need to take control and responsibility for my own tennis, I felt I needed to do this alone and take a break from working with Philippe but as he has a family and children to support, I understand this is not possible for him and it's best we go our separate way.

“Who knows what the future holds, never say never.

I'd just like to go on record as saying thank you again to Philippe, you'll always mean a lot to me and I wish you the very best.

“Thanks for everything coach, you will always have a special place in my heart.



“Gonna miss yours on court coaching and all the song you’ve been singing in the car. Dashka”.

Kasatkina and Dehaes began their partnership in October 2017. She achieved her highest ranking under the guidance of Dehaes, rising to tenth in the world in October 2018.

But the 21-year-old has endured a brutal start to the 2019 season.

In fact, she was winless in her first three tournaments of the year, including a first-round Australian Open loss to Timea Bacsinszky.

Kasatkina’s first win of the season came against compatriot Maria Sharapova the following fortnight in St Petersburg, but she couldn’t back it up, subsequently suffering a straight sets defeat at the hands of wildcard Vera Zvonareva.

She has since dropped out of the top 10, and at this stage will be coachless when she next takes to the court at Indian Wells, where she is defending runner up points.