Johanna Konta confirms Dimitri Zavialoff as new full-time coach

Johanna Konta applauds

British No 1 Johanna Konta has hired Dimitri Zavialoff as her new full-time coach following a successful trial.

Konta parted ways with American Michael Joyce at the start of October and paired up with Frenchman Zavialoff on an experimental period at the Kremlin Cup where she reached the semi-final.

She has now decided to give Zavialoff, who worked with three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka early in his career as well as WTA player Timea Bacsinszky, the job full-time.

Konta is coming off a disappointing 2018 campaign as she has slumped to No 39 in the world having reached a career-high of No 4 during 2017.

Having won two titles, including the Miami Masters, last year her best performance this year was a runners-up place at the Nottingham Open while she failed to make it past the second round of all four Grand Slams.

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