Samantha Stosur has confirmed that she has ended her two-year coaching partnership with Josh Eagle. The 34-year-old Australian and 2011 US Open winner linked up with Eagle ahead of the 2017 campaign and despite securing her ninth WTA title in Strasbourg, a stress fracture to her hand ruled her out of action for the grass court season and effectively ended her year.
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Stosur then endured disappointing results in the majors in 2018 with first-round exits in the Australian Open and US Open, a second-round defeat at Wimbledon, while Garbine Muguruza knocked her out of the French Open at the third-round stage.
The veteran’s best finish was a semi-final place in Mallorca, where she lost to Anastasija Sevastova.
As a result, Stosur has revealed that she will now look to start 2019 with a new coach having ended her “collaboration” with Eagle.
She said: “At the end of my 2018 season and after two years of collaboration, Josh and I both felt it was time to move on and finish our coaching partnership. “I want to take the time to thank Josh for everything he has done to help me with my career and his unwavering dedication to make me a better player and most importantly, grow as a person.
We had some great times and moments on and off the court highlighted by a singles title in Strasbourg 2017 and a doubles title in Hong Kong this year.”