Sumyk hits Asia with Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova hit the Asian circuit with a new coach – longtime Garbiñe Muguruza coach Sam Sumyk.

Sumyk and Muguruza (who also is in Osaka) parted ways after Wimbledon, after nearly four years.

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Pavlyuchenkova worked with Rob Steckley during the summer. But Steckley doesn’t want to travel at the moment; the trial with Sumyk in Asia reportedly was agreed to earlier this summer.

The Russian crushed Dayana Yastremska (ranked higher, at a career-best No. 28) in 55 minutes Monday in Osaka.

Meanwhile, Germany’s Angelique Kerber is trying it out with countryman Dirk Dier, after splitting with Rainer Schüttler.

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