Philippe Dehaes found a new player to coach in 2023. And Greetings Minnen (WTA 216) a new coach. The Wavrien, 51, will indeed be the new coach of the Campinoise, 25, who resumed competition last week at the WTA 125 tournament in Angers after a back injury contracted in the United States at the end of September. He confirmed this Monday to Belga.
“We will indeed work together in 2023“, he explained. “Greet contacted me after learning that my collaboration with Elise Mertens had ended. She asked me if I could give her a hand and I accepted, because I have known her for a long time and I sincerely believe in her potential. The difficulty is that I have commitments in Belgium, with the tennis schools ‘Your TenniSchool’ in Brabant-Wallon, and Team Girls at the ATF, and that I will therefore not be able to travel with her all the year. We are looking for a solution and for the Australian Open an arrangement has been reached with Laurence Courtois.“
Philippe Dehaes has already accompanied Greet Minnen last week in Angers, where she lost in the second round. The native of Hasselt is currently taking part in the WTA 125 tournament in Limoges, then will continue her preparation at the Topsportcentrum Tennis Vlaanderen in Wilrijk.
“Greet’s first tournament in 2023 will be a $60,000 ITF in Canberra“, continued the Brabançon. “Then, she will play the qualifications of the Australian Open. The year 2023 remains to be built, but Greet has all the qualities to shine at the top level. She has a hyper modern tennis, with a great service, powerful strikes on both sides of the back of the court. And she’s not afraid to come to the net. In short, she is not at all in her place.“