In what is considered to be a risky move, Simona Halep has officially parted ways with coach Wim Fissette, according to a Facebook post on her official page.
The coaching arrangement lasted just one year, as he joined the Romanian in January ahead of the 2014 season.
“My collaboration with Wim Fissette will come to an end, following a mutual agreement. It was a good and beautiful year. I want to thank him and wish him good luck in the future.”
Fissette previously coached the likes of Kim Clijsters and Sabine Lisicki. Under his tutelage, Halep took part in a career-best season on the WTA tour – one that included her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros, a career-high ranking of world No. 2, and a semi-final showing at the Wimbledon Championships. She completed her season with a runner-up showing at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
This is the second time that Halep parts ways with her coach after just one year together on the tour. Ahead of the start of the 2014 season, Halep parted ways with Adrian Marcu, after rising from No. 49 to No. 11 on the tour.