Osaka keeping it in the family
Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu continues to experiment with her coaching options, enlisting former ATP Top-20 player Dmitry Tursunov on a trial period.
Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has also shaken it up. The 24-year-old, expressing all the positivity back on the circuit at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, San Jose, USA, has recovered from an Achilles injury to hit the hard courts for the first time since reaching the Miami Open final in March.
The Japanese taliswoman has announced a split with coach Wim Fisette. In response, Osaka has returned to her roots, bringing father Leonard Francois, who was her main coach until 2018, back into the set-up.
"I wanted to bring my dad back because he always makes me think outside the box," said Osaka, speaking through a lense of nostalgia. "Whenever I think something is really bad he always makes me realise that things are much more positive than they seem. When I get stressed out he starts dancing or something to make me feel better.
"So, it's just nice to have him around and it makes me remember the times when I was a kid. For right now, he would be my main coach. I would give him that title."