Sascha Bajin ends coaching partnership with Alycia Parks following disappointing run

Wednesday, 15 May 2024 at 00:30
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Coach Sascha Bajin confirmed his split with Alycia Parks after the recent WTA 1000 Miami Open. The German coach made a name for himself as a hitting partner for Serena Williams and later worked as Naomi Osaka's coach during her first two Grand Slam titles.
With just a handful of years as a coach, Bajin made a mark on the WTA Tour after helping Osaka win the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open. The coach won the inaugural WTA Coach of the Year award back in 2018 but parted ways with the Japanese player shortly after her title in Melbourne.

Short-lived partnership of Bajin with Parks

The American won her first title at the 2023 Lyon Open and shortly after reached the top 40 of the WTA Ranking for the first time in her career, which seemed like the breakthrough of the talented player touted for years as one of the great projects of American women's tennis.
However, since then, she has not achieved good results again. The 23-year-old Parks has experienced a sharp decline in 2024, with just 2 wins and 14 losses so far this year. Her only two victories came at the recent Australian Open, where she defeated Daria Snigur and Leylah Fernandez. Since then, she has suffered 13 consecutive defeats and is out of the top 130.
In March, after seven consecutive losses, the American turned to coach Sascha Bajin with the goal of improving her results. Her next tournaments were in Indian Wells and the Miami Open, and she was eliminated in the first round of the qualifiers in both events.
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Alycia Parks won her only title at the 2023 Lyon Open after defeating the local favorite Caroline Garcia by 7-6, 7-5.
Recently, Bajin confirmed that he is no longer working with Alycia Parks due to differences in their working methods: "Just a little update since I have received a few messages in the past weeks. Alycia and I aren’t working together anymore since a while. We split after Miami,” he wrote on his Instagram stories.
“She’s a super sweet girl off court but I think we just couldn’t agree or had the same vision when it comes to work. I wish her nothing but the best and hope that she can find her success soon again,” Bajin added.

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