December 15, 2016

British number one Johanna Konta, who has been primarily based in Gijon in Spain with Carril and Jose-Manuel Garcia, has decided to part ways with them.

“After two and a half successful years working together, we’ve mutually agreed to discover new options,” stated 25-yr-old Konta.

She said that as soon as things were confirmed, she would share the set up.

Konta, who is preparing for the brand new season at the countrywide tennis Centre in Roehampton, reached the semi-finals of the Australian open in January and received her first WTA tour title at Stanford in June. Ranked global range 147 in June 2015, she climbed to an enviable career-high position of ninth and is presently in tenth vicinity.

She won the WTA’s most improved participant of the 12 months award for 2016.

Konta became the first British girl to attain the pinnacle 10 of the world ratings when you consider that Jo Durie completed the feat in 1984

The break up comes as quite a surprise given Konta’s stellar year. With the assistance of Carril and Garcia, the British number one has transformed her career and only time will inform us how the decision might have an effect on her in 2017.

Konta is likewise looking to come to terms with the horrible loss of her mental coach Juan Coto, who died 3 weeks ago. Coto played a substantial role in Konta’s climb from a 150 in the world’s rankings and, as a friend of Carril, formed a quintessential part of the training crew.

Konta says she has been much better at keeping the sport in perspective due to the fact they started out working together. In that time, she has become very adept at closing out tight fits, and a participant very worthy of her position inside the world’s top 10.