Karolina Pliskova and Conchita Martinez dissolve coaching partnership

Karolina Pliskova and Conchita Martinez dissolve coaching partnership

"I decided I will no longer work with Conchita... it was tough decision, as the season was great," Pliskova wrote on social media.

Karolina Pliskova has severed ties with Conchita Martinez, nearly 15 months after adding the Wimbledon singles champion to her coaching team. The 27-year-old Czech made the announcement on social media on Thursday.

Having started the season ranked No. 8, Pliskova ended on a high note with a No. 2 ranking, thanks to her four title runs in Brisbane, Rome, Eastbourne and Zhengzhou. She also reached the semifinals of the Australian Open and the WTA Finals.

Pliskova is the third high-profile WTA player to make a coaching change so far this off-season. World No. 9 Kiki Bertens announced that she had split with her coach Raemon Sluiter, while former Top-10 standout Julia Goerges joined forces with Jens Gerlach.

Martinez is a former world No. 2 with 33 singles crowns. The Spaniard previously coached compatriot Garbine Muguruza, helping her lift her second career Grand Slam trophy at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.