Former World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova has decided to part ways with coach Daniel Vallverdu. The 28-year-old Czech tennis player informed fans about her decision on Twitter. She stated that time commitment was the major reason the two have mutually decided to drop each other’s company.
“Unfortunately, due to time commitments, my coach Daniel Vallverdu and I have mutually agreed to no longer work together. I would like to thank Dani for the work and time we’ve spent together. It was nice meeting you and your family, and I wish you the best in your further career,” wrote a thankful Pliskova on Twitter.
Pliskova hired Vallverdu before the 2020 tennis season began. He replaced Pliskova’s earlier coach Conchita Martinez in November 2019. Vallverdu has earlier been associated with Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov. Currently, he is also a part of Stan Wawrinka‘s coaching team.
Pliskova has not been up to the mark in 2020. Apart from ending as the runner-up of the Italian Open 2020, she has not performed well at other tournaments, especially at the Grand Slams. She could not go beyond the second round at the US Open 2020 and French Open 2020. After the conclusion of the Ostrava Open 2020, she announced the end of her 2020 tennis season.
“As you may already know, due to the reduced number of WTA tournaments by the end of the year, the tournament in Ostrava was my last in the season. Since next week, we’re starting preparation for the upcoming season,” added the 28-year-old Pliskova.
Pliskova is yet to announce a new coach for herself. Unfortunately, her partnership with Vallverdu ended with no WTA or Grand Slam titles. However, her quest for her maiden Grand Slam title is still on.