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Kerber splits from coach Schuttler

20th July 2019, 13:07 by Neil Foster

Angelique Kerber admits it was tough to split with coach Rainer Schuttler but feels it was the right choice moving forward.

The 31-year-old German has been working with her compatriot since November 2018, but has been unable to push on after picking up her third Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2018.

A fourth-round exit at the 2019 Australian Open was followed by a first-round loss at Roland Garros while she made just the second round at SW19 this summer.

Defeat to Lauren Davis, who had been ranked outside the top 250 earlier this year, at the All England Club seems to have been the final straw for Kerber, who will now look for someone else to work in her corner.

The world number 13 is hoping to kick-start her career once again but confessed that it is never easy to part company with a "friend".

"Moving forward, it's never easy to change - especially when you work with great people like Rainer. But for now, we've decided that it's the right time for a fresh start," she said on Twitter.

"He has become a friend and I'm thankful for his hard work and dedication in the last months."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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