Stephens splits with coach Groeneveld
American Sloane Ste - phens has parted ways with her coach Sven Groeneveld less than a week before the US Open gets underway, the former champion ha s said. Stephens, who only teamed up with Dutchman Groeneveld in May, has not announced a replacement ahead of the year’s final Grand Slam, which begins on Monday.
“After much thought, Sven Groeneveld and I have decided to go our separate ways,” 2017 champion Stephens said in a tweet. “Change is never easy, but I’m so apprecia - tive of our time together.
Onward!” Groeneveld, who has previously coached former world number ones Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova, thanked Stephens for their time together. “I wish you a strong @ usopen, you have all it takes, I believe in you!” he wrote on Twitter.