World no. 27 Dayana Yastremska has been one of the leaders of the new generation, making giant steps through the ranking list in the past five years and standing as the one to watch in the seasons to come. The 19-year-old from Odessa has already won three WTA titles, two of those in 2019 that has been very good for her so far, passing some 30 rivals on the WTA list and setting eyes on the strong finish of the season.
In Wuhan, Dayana toppled Ajla Tomljanovic and Christina McHale to set the third-round clash with the 2nd seed Karolina Pliskova whom she beat 6-1, 6-4 in great style to deliver her first top-10 victory. The youngster lost in the next round to Petra Kvitova and she has already switched focus on Beijing, toppling Carolien Garcia 6-1, 6-1 in 54 minutes in the opening round.
That Wuhan run was the first for Dayana without Olivier Jeunehomme in her box, deciding to split with the Belgian coach after Osaka and seek new solutions for the rest of the season and 2020. Dayana and Jaunehomme had been training at the Justine Henin Academy in Brussels, forging a successful partnership that propelled the young Ukrainian into the top-30.
"Today I would like to officially announce that my coach, Olivier Jeunehomme and myself ended our cooperation during the tournament in Osaka. I would like to thank him for his work, his involvement and support. I wish him good luck in his future activities," said Yastremska.
"My collaboration with Dayana Yastremska ended. I would like to thank her for the job we did and the times we shared together. I wish her all the best for the future," said Jeunehomme.