Earlier this week, Fissette was named one of Keys' coaches, with the Belgian scheduled to work with her at European events. Leach had been hitting with Keys in California over the past month since Davenport has been unable to play because of foot surgery. Taking a liking to Leach, Keys decided not to continue on with Fissette, who helped Simona Halep reach No. 2 in the world this year.
Leach was a college star and four-time All-American at USC. Davenport and Leach will work with the 19-year-old at big tournaments, and will eventually hire another team member to help out at the smaller tournaments. Davenport and Leach have four young children; the whole family will travel together, or one parent will have to remain at home in California.
Now ranked No. 30, Keys was previously coached by Juan Todero and Jay Gooding of the USTA.
NEWS: M. Keys now with Jon Leach as coach instead of Wim Fissette. L. Davenport is head coach, husband Jon hitting with MK @BenRothenberg