Tennis Star Kristina Mladenovic Hires Former Osaka Coach Sascha Bajin
Kristina Mladenovic took to social media on Monday to announce that Sascha Bajin – former coach to World No.1 Naomi Osaka – has officially joined her coaching team.
“Welcome to the team, coach!” the multilingual Mladenovic wrote in English and French.
— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) April 15, 2019
Mladenovic defeated Osaka at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships back in February. Not only was it the Serbian-French star’s first win over a reigning World No.1, but it would also be Osaka’s first match without Bajin — the two announced their split shortly after the Australian Open, where the Japanese youngster had won her second straight major title.