Tennis star Pliskova splits with coach

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Former world No.1 Karolina Pliskova has split with coach Daniel Vallverdu after her 2020 season came to an end.

The 28-year-old Pliskova appointed Vallverdu and added Olga Savchuk to her coaching team in November 2019 after splitting with Conchita Martinez, but did not enjoy much success this pandemic-affected season.

She lifted her only title of the year at Brisbane in January and crashed out in the second round of both the US Open and French Open grand slams.

"Due to the reduced number of WTA tournaments by the end of the year, the tournament in Ostrava was my last in the season," the world No.6 tweeted on Wednesday, adding she would soon begin preparations for the upcoming season.

"Unfortunately, due to time commitments, my coach Daniel Vallverdu and I have mutually agreed to no longer work together. I'd like to thank Dani for the work and the time we've spent together."

Vallverdu also works with Swiss Stan Wawrinka.

Pliskova has previously been coached by Jiri Vanek, David Kotyza, Tomas Krupa and Australian Rennae Stubbs.