Jo Konta appoints Frenchman Dimitri Zavialoff as her new coach as she looks to bounce back after disappointing 2018 campaign
- Jo Konta has hired Dimitri Zavialoff as her coach after a successful trial
- She is currently ranked No 39 in the world, having reached a high of No 4 in 2017
- British No 1 Konta recently parted company with American coach Michael Joyce
British No 1 Jo Konta has hired Dimitri Zavialoff as her new coach.
The Frenchman, who was the first coach of three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, teams up full-time with the 27-year-old following a successful trial partnership.
Konta is currently ranked No 39 in the world, having reached a high of No 4 during July 2017.
Jo Konta, pictured at last week’s Pride of Britain Awards, has appointed a new coach
British No 1 has linked up with Dimitri Zavialoff (pictured) after splitting from Michael Joyce
A disapointing 2018 for Konta came to an end in Russia last month when she was halted by Daria Kasatkina in the semi-finals of the Kremlin Cup.
Kasatkina, the sixth seed, proved too strong in a 6-4 6-3 victory, before going on to beat Ons Jabeur in the final.
Konta recently parted company with American coach Michael Joyce.
Konta ended her 2018 campaign by losing to Daria Kasatkina in the Kremlin Cup semi-finals
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