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.

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.