World No. 6 Eugenie Bouchard has officially parted ways with her coach of eight years Nick Saviano, according to a press release posted on his tennis academy’s website.
“Genie and I have decided that it is best for us to end our player-coach relationship and to move in different directions for 2015,”
The decision to part ways comes after Bouchard took part in a breakthrough season on the WTA tour – one that saw her win the Most Improved Player award at the end of the season. She reached the semi-final round of three of the four Grand Slam this year, and peaked with her first appearance at the Wimbledon final in July.
Bouchard is also the first Canadian to reach the Wimbledon final and the first to reach a career-high No. 5 in the rankings. While she also managed to qualify for the WTA finals in Singapore, she failed to win a single match at the event.
While Saviano did not specify a reason for the split, but it appears that it was a civil and mutual one.
“This past year travelling with Genie to all of the majors has been a wonderful experience with memories I will cherish for a lifetime,” Saviano said.”I have no doubt that Genie will accomplish great things.”