In 2020, Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka played only 4 tournaments but managed to get another victory in the Grand Slam competitions. Osaka won her third Grand Slam title in the US Open, beating Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka.
Of course, we understand that Osaka really has talent, but she couldn’t have done it without the coach’s support
Naomi Osaka current coach is Wim Fissette
Osaka began her partnership with Wim Fissette in December 2019. This cooperation brought Naomi a victory at US Open 2020.
— SAP Sports & Entertainment (@SAPSports) September 14, 2020
Naomi Osaka talked about working with coach Wim Fissette
It seems to me that my game became noticeably better. The psychological problem which was last year has disappeared: I stopped comparing results, now I just look into the future
In an interview before the start of the US Open, Wim Fissette talked about big ambitions for this tournament.
Wim Fissette career overview
Wim Fissette is a former professional tennis player from Belgium. He started his coaching career in 2009, working with Kim Clijsters after that he worked with Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber, and Simona Halep.
As a coach, Wim won 5 Grand Slam Titles(3 US OPEN, Australian Open, Wimbledon)(2)
Naomi Osaka past coaches
Cooperation with Jermaine Jenkins
At the end of February 2019, Naomi Osaka told about the beginning of cooperation with former sparring partner Winus Williams, Jermaine Jenkins as a head coach. This cooperation lasted until September 2019, when they decided to stop working together.
Cooperation with Sascha Bajin
In early February 2019, after 13 months of cooperation, Osaka broke up with her coach Sascha Bajin. Under his leadership, Naomi won two Grand Slam tournaments.
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.
— sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) February 11, 2019
Osaka child coach sued her
Christophe Jean, the children’s tennis coach of Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaki, in 2019 filed a lawsuit in the State of Florida for financial compensation, according to TMZ.
In 2011, Christophe coached Naomi and her sister Marie free of charge, as he agreed with the girls’ father on lifetime payments of 20 percent of the athletes’ future income.