Johanna Konta has come full circle on the coaching front, with the British No. 1 now back with former mentor Dimitri Zavialoff in time for the 2021 season.
No. 14 Konta said goodbye to the former coach of Stan Wawtrinka in 2019 and gave a trial run to Swede Thomas Hogstedt, long-time coach of now-retired Maria Sharapova.
But the experiment failed to yield results as Konta limped through the COVID-affected season, affected by a knee injury.
The 29-year-old managed a Cincinnati semi-final last August at the quarantined event actually played in New York; her last five matches of the season were marred by three defeats..
With some Zavialoff personal problems apparently resolved, Britain’s PA reported that Konta and her former coach have rejoined forces.
Under Zavialoff, Konta reached the Roland Garros semis in 2019 along with Wimbledon and US Open quarter-finals.