Estonia's Anett Kontaveit has parted ways with coach Glenn Schaap and will begin a trial with Nigel Sears. Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit has ended a successful two-year run with coach Glenn Schaap, and will begin a three-month trial with Nigel Sears.
Kontaveit won her first WTA title at ‘s-Hertogenbosch (2017) while working with Schaap and reached a total of three WTA finals. Kontaveit rose to her current perch at 24 in the world, where she currently sits.
"Working with Glenn certainly helped me achieve a much better physical form. He taught me to use my serve arsenal better. While working with him I learned to know and trust my own game and techniques,“ commented Kontaveit in a statement.
Kontaveit has already begun working with Sears and he will join her at ‘s-Hertogenbosch next week.
61-year-old Sears has formerly coached Amanda Coetzer, Barbara Schett, Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Kirilenko, Ana Ivanovic and Ekaterina Makarova.
Kontaveit had a fantastic spring, reaching the semis at Stuttgart and Rome and making the second week at Roland Garros before falling to Sloane Stephens.