Life is full of surprises. Relationships can break at the moment they seem they’ve never been stronger.
After getting the WTA Coach of the Year Award in Brisbane earlier this year and leading Naomi Osaka to two consecutive Grand Slam titles (the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open), we were sure that Osaka and Bajin were a match made in heaven, but today’s tweet from the Japanese world No.1 disturbed the tennis world, as the rapidly-risen WTA star announced the end of partnership with Bajin.
As you can see, Osaka didn’t elaborate on the split, she was concise and simply reported the news. Is she angry? Why would she end such a successful partnership? Or maybe he left? We’ll probably learn in the coming hours.
Bajin made no statements on his social media profiles, but he did respond to Osaka’s tweet:
Thank you Naomi. I wish you nothing but the best as well. What a ride that was. Thank you for letting me be part of this.
By the way, commenting on his WTA Coach of the Year Award, Bajin said last month:
Easy to be a good coach when you have a great student.
The cooperation between Sascha and Naomi lasted 13 months, since the 2017 off-season.