It's likely that Twitter saw this coming. After nearly a year of working together, Sascha Bajin and Dayana Yastremska have stopped working together.


When Yastremska lost 6-3, 6-1 to Naomi Osaka at the Western & Southern Open (Osaka being Bajin's former pupil), she took to Twitter to hit back at her coach.

Though it seemed to be in good fun, the split was announced just a few weeks later. Seeded No. 18 at the US Open, the Ukrainian was just ousted by Madison Brengle in the second round.

Ranked No. 25 at just 20 years old, Yastremska is one of the brightest talents on tour. She has picked up three WTA titles, including two last year, and started 2020 by reaching the Adelaide final. Bajin began working with her in October of 2019, after which most of their time was spent in a tour shutdown.

He posted his own statement (on Instagram Story with a caption saying, sure you already saw Dayana's statement, here is mine:

"I want to believe that we both wanted the same thing just our paths of getting there was different. I sure learned a lot from you too and want to thank the whole family for trusting me in the first place. I'm also sure that not seeing each other and practicing together for 6 months was feeding more into separating rather than bringing us all together closer as a team. I want to thank Marino [Basic] who I hope will have some more players with me to train in the future... Things happen for a reason and I wish nothing but the best to Dayana and her new team."

Bajin has previously worked with Osaka and Kristina Mladenovic, and was the longtime hitting partner of Serena Williams.