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Naomi Osaka Adds American Jenkins to Team

Osaka split with Bajin after winning the Australian Open last month.


Updated:February 28, 2019, 4:26 PM IST
Naomi Osaka Adds American Jenkins to Team
Picture Credit: Twitter/AUS Open

Naomi Osaka has added American Jermaine Jenkins to her support team, the world number one said on Thursday.

The Australian Open champion, who split with former coach Sascha Bajin earlier this month, made the announcement on social media but did not elaborate on Jenkins' exact role.

"Had a great dinner with the team. Also taking this moment to thank Jermaine for joining us and coming on board," she wrote, alongside a photograph of herself with Jenkins and other members of her team.

Jenkins, who was recently appointed as the United States Tennis Association women’s national coach, was formerly the hitting partner of Venus Williams.

Osaka split with Bajin after winning the Australian Open last month.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a spectacular rise during the time they worked together, becoming the first Japanese player to win a grand slam when she beat Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final in September.

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| Edited by: Abhimanyu Sen
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