Konta confirms 'mutual' split with coach

Konta confirms 'mutual' split with coach
By Sportsbeat

01/12/2016 at 18:35

British number one Johanna Konta has split from her coach Estaban Carril, the player has confirmed.

The world number ten, 25, has said the pair are going their separate ways after two-and-a-half years.

Australian-born Konta has been based in Gijon in northern Spain, with Carril and fellow Spaniard Jose-Manuel Garcia.

"After two-and-a-half successful years working together we have mutually agreed to explore new options," said Konta.

"Once things are confirmed we will share the new set-up."

In June, Konta beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams to win her first WTA title in Stanford.

She also reached the semi-finals of the 2016 Australian Open in January, before being knocked out by eventual champion Angelique Kerber.

Konta has propelled herself into the world's top ten for the first time, and reached a career high of ninth earlier this year.

She also won the Women's Tennis Association's most improved player award for 2016, having been ranked 147 in June 2015.

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