By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday June 8, 2021
A four-year run with coach Sylvain Bruneau helped Bianca Andreescu make an historic run at the 2019 US Open, where the Canadian became the first player in tournament history to win the title on her main draw debut, and the first teenager to claim a Grand Slam title since Maria Sharapova in 2006.
But the pair are splitting ways, per a social media post by Andreescu.
“It is with a heavy heart that I would like to inform my fans that my long time coach, mentor and friend, Sylvain and I, have mutually decided to end our incredible coaching relationship,” Andreescu wrote. “Our friendship will live forever… it has been an amazing 4 years… I am very grateful for everything we accomplished together and of all our great memories. Sylvain was more than a coach… he is family.”
World No. 7 Andreescu, who fell in the first round at Roland-Garros to Tamara Zidansek, joins World No.5 Sofia Kenin as Top-10 players to currently be without a long-term coach.
Kenin, who reached the round of 16 at Roland-Garros before falling to Maria Sakkari, was coached by her fitness coach in Paris after parting ways with her father and longtime coach, Alex, this spring.
“I have my team here, my agents are here, my fitness coach is here, so further I don’t have much to comment,” Kenin told the press on Monday in Paris after her fourth-round loss. “I’ll figure out eventually how I want my team to look like and be. That’s as much as I can say.”