06.12. - Tennis
American Michael Joyce will replace Wim Fissette as the coach of British number one Johanna Konta.
Belgian Fissette was in Konta's corner this year as she reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon and claimed the prestigious Miami Open title en route to number four in the world rankings.
A failure to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals saw the Australian-born ace part company with Fissette and, after shutting her season down due to injury, she took her time to find a replacement.
However, the Eastbourne resident has opted for the man who reached a career high of 64th in the world during his playing days and spent six years as part of Maria Sharapova’s coaching set-up.
He worked with Victoria Azarenka earlier this year and Konta is looking to take her game to a higher level with the new man on board.
"Michael is a fantastic coach with a great pedigree," she said. "I feel like there is so much more to come."