British primary Johanna Konta has reunited together with her former coach Dimitri Zavialoff.
Konta, 29, reached the semi-finals of the French Open, in addition to the final eight at Wimbledon and the US Open, when the pair labored collectively in 2019.
The partnership got here to an finish earlier this 12 months with the Frenchman eager to cut back his quantity of travelling.
He could not spend as a lot time on tour in future, with hitting companion Dan Smethurst nonetheless a part of Konta’s workforce.
Zavialoff was Stan Wawrinka’s first coach, and likewise helped Swiss participant Timea Bacsinszky break into the world’s prime 10 in 2016.
Konta had a trial with Maria Sharapova’s former coach, Thomas Hogstedt, following her cut up from Zavialoff however that was not successful and he or she ended the season working with simply Smethurst.
She had a disappointing 2020 in Grand Slams, shedding within the second spherical of the US Open and the primary spherical of the French Open and Australian Open.
A change within the rating system due to the coronavirus pandemic has prevented her dropping from her present place of 14 on this planet however she’s going to want an enchancment in type in 2021 to hold onto her top-20 standing.