Azarenka parts with coach Michael Joyce


Azarenka parts with coach Michael Joyce

The prominent Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has parted with her coach Michael Joyce.

Victoria and Michel began their cooperation at the beginning of 2017, nevertheless, coach Joyce accepted the break up with Azarenka with great sadness. Michael Joyce has commented on the news to the media and said that he supports Victoria’s choice to dedicate herself to her family.

“It is very sad, but I have to move on in my career of a tennis coach. Victoria will be dealing with her family problems. I wish all the best of luck to her”.

After giving birth to her son Leo, Victoria returned back to big tennis. However, she broke up with her boyfriend and has been fighting in court with her ex-boyfriend over child custody of her son Leo.

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Due o the problems, Victoria missed a range of important tennis tournaments, among which was the Fed Cup 2017 final in Minsk. 

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Meanwhile, Victoria is planning to return back to big tennis in 2018. According to some media resources, Michael Joyce is now going to work with the British tennis player Johanna Konta.