Johanna Konta has announced she will work with Maria Sharapova’s former coach Michael Joyce after parting ways with Wim Fissette.
The British No. 1 reached a career-high world No. 4 and the semi-finals of Wimbledon, while also winning the biggest title of her professional life at the Miami Open in what was her best season on the WTA Tour to date.
But after a poor end to the year that saw her slip down to ninth in the world rankings, she split with Fissette.
Keen to bounce back quickly, Konta has wasted no time in announcing her new working relationship with Joyce, who most recently worked with former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.
A statement from the Brit read: ‘I’m delighted to confirm that Michael Joyce will be joining my team for 2018.
‘Michael is a fantastic coach with a great pedigree and I’m really excited to work with him. 2017 has been amazing but I feel like there is so much more to come.
‘Our first tournament together will be the Brisbane International and the plan is for Michael to travel with me full time through 2018.’
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