Eugenie Bouchard and coach Nick Saviano split
Nick Saviano has ended his coaching relationship with No. 7 Eugenie Bouchard. Saviano announced the split in a press release on Monday.
"Genie and I have decided that it is best for us to end our player-coach relationship and to move in different directions for 2015," Saviano said in the statement. "Helping Genie grow from an ambitious 12-year-old to No. 5 in the world has been an exciting journey."
2014 was a year of milestones for the 20-year-old Canadian. Under Saviano's full-time tutelage in 2014, Bouchard rose through the rankings from No. 32 at the start of the season to a career-high No. 5 on the strength of making her first Slam final at Wimbledon and two Slam semifinals at the Australian Open and French Open. She also won her first WTA title in Nurnberg in May, advanced to her first WTA Premier final at the Wuhan Open and qualified for her first WTA Finals. The 2013 Newcomer of the Year, her continued improvement this season earned her the WTA's Most Improved Player award last week.