US Open

Kvitova sacks second coach of the year

2016-09-07 11:55
Petra Kvitova (AP)

New York - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said on Tuesday she had parted ways with Frantisek Cermak after the US Open, the second coach she has sacked this year.

"After coming back from America, we have agreed with Frantisek Cermak to end our co-operation," the 26-year-old Czech world No 16 said in a press release.

"For now I will train without a coach like at the beginning of the season, but of course that's not the final state of things," added the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon winner.

The left-handed former world No 2 sacked coach David Kotyza after seven years following her second-round demise at the Australian Open in January.

She spent almost three months without a coach before hiring former doubles specialist Cermak who led her to the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.

But Cermak was quick to go as Kvitova bowed out of the US Open after a straight-sets loss to Germany's Angelique Kerber in the last-16 stage on Monday.

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