Karolina Pliskova confirms split with coach, ready to switch focus to the 2021 campaign
World No 6 Karolina Pliskova has confirmed she has parted ways with her coach Daniel Vallverdu following a disappointing 2020 campaign.
Vallverdu joined the Czech’s coaching set-up in November 2019 and they made an excellent start to this season as Pliskova defended her Brisbane International title in January.
However, that was as good as it got as she failed to pick up another trophy and also failed to make it into the second week of the three Grand Slams.
With the 2020 season cut short due to the coronavirus, Pliskova confirmed on social media that she has split with Vallverdu and is already planning for the 2021 campaign.
“Due to the reduced number of WTA tournaments by the end of the year, the tournament in Ostrava was my last in the season,” she wrote. “Next week we are starting preparations for the upcoming season.
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— Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) November 4, 2020
“Unfortunately, due to time commitments, my coach Daniel Vallverdu and I have mutually agreed to no longer work together. I’d like to thank Dani for the work and the time we’ve spent together.”
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