Naomi Osaka Teams Up with Coach Wim Fissette for Tennis Comeback

The Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka is preparing her return to the courts, and she will do so together with the Belgian Wim Fissette, current coach of the Chinese Qinwen Zheng.

After becoming a mother, Naomi Osaka He announced that he would take a brief hiatus from his career. However, five months after giving birth, the Japanese woman is already thinking about her return to tennis. The champion of five Grand Slams and one of the greatest inspirations in the world of sports, she announced that she will do it together with Wim Fissette. The Belgian is one of the most recognized coaches on the women’s circuit. He knew how to work with stars like Kim Clijsters, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber. In 2020, life found her with a 21-year-old Osaka. With her, she lived two successful seasons, winning the US Open and the Australian Open. After several personal problems, including panic attacks, they decided to end the employment relationship.

Some time later, Fissette made a change in her career and opted for a Chinese player with good experience and great promise. She was Qinwen Zheng, hoy No.23 del ranking. In their first – and only – year of work, they reached semifinals in Abu Dhabi, the quarterfinals in New York and they won the WTA 250 in Palermo. . . . Among her most notable victories are Ons Jabeur, Venus Williams, Marta Kostyuk, Alize Cornet, Jelena Ostapenko, Daria Kasatkina and Annett Kontaveit. Just under a week ago, Zheng won the Asian Games, which gives a direct place to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Hours after her consecration, the news that her coach had abandoned her for Osaka came to light and nothing was kept back.

Zheng looks disappointed and upset

«He broke the contract he had with me. For me, that it is something immoral but it’s your decision. I have to respect her but my family and I feel hurt. During the US Open I learned that had had contact with the Osaka team. I understand that she can offer a better deal and has a family to support. I understand her decision, but that’s not the case. That doesn’t mean I’ll forgive him”, he stated.

2023-10-03 19:16:57
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