Aussie Sam splits with coach
With the start of the US Open less than 10 days away, former champion Sam Stosur has split from her coach.
The 2011 winner at Flushing Meadows has decided to end her six-year association with David Taylor and will now work with Tennis Australia's coaching team until after the final Grand Slam tournament of the season.
Stosur, world No 11, made the decision following her recent defeat to Simona Halep in Cincinnati.
The 29-year-old Brisbane-born player explained in a statement on the Tennis Australia website: "After six years working together, my coach David Taylor and I have decided to part ways.
"We've had a tremendous working relationship and I owe so much of my success to Dave's hard work and enduring support.
"Dave and I started working together during my comeback from Lyme disease, one of the most challenging times of my life.
"His dedication during the many highs and lows of my career has been unwavering both on and off the court. I wish Dave all the very best for the future.
"During the US Open I'll be working with the Tennis Australia team, including Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik, and I'll start thinking about longer-term options after New York."