Coaching trials, Part LXV: Konta and Zavialoff

As the season winds down, the short-stint coaching trials multiply as numerous players on the WTA are looking for new mentors.

For Johanna Konta, who parted ways with Michael Joyce after Wuhan, it’s Frenchman Dimitri Zavialoff, per the BBC.


Zavialoff coached Stan Wawrinka from childhood to the top 10. He also brought another Swiss, Timea Bacsinszky, back from retirement – and into the top 10.

Konta recently changed management companies. She joined Starwing, whose star client is … Wawrinka.

Also on a trial are Belgium’s Elise Mertens (who had Mom on the plan) and David Taylor, per various Belgian media.

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