Kerber appoints Fissette as new coach

Kerber appoints Fissette as new coach

Channel NewsAsia·2017-11-17 19:59

REUTERS: Former world number one Angelique Kerber is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing campaign with the announcement that Belgian Wim Fisette will replace Torben Beltz as her coach in 2018, the German said on Thursday.

After winning two grand slams and an Olympic silver medal in 2016, the 29-year-old failed to claim a single title this year and fell to 21st in the world rankings, also losing her spot as German number one to Julia Goerges.

Kerber and compatriot Beltz first worked together from 2011-13 and rejoined forces in 2015, with the German pair having their most successful season a year later.

"It's been tough but I'm about to start a new chapter in my career, with a new coach," Kerber said on her official Twitter account. "Thank you Torben Beltz for everything that you've done for me.

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