No. 7 Bianca Andreescu parts ways with tennis coach

6/8/2021 1:39:32 PM EST

Seventh-ranked Bianca Andreescu has parted ways with longtime tennis coach Sylvain Bruneau, one week after losing in the first round of the French Open.

The 20-year-old Canadian star announced the decision over social media on Tuesday.

"It is with a heavy heart that I would like to inform my fans that my long time coach, mentor and friend, Sylvain and I, have mutually decided to end our incredible coaching relationship," she wrote on Twitter. "Our friendship will live forever... it has been an amazing 4 years (four) years... I am very grateful for everything we accomplished together and all of our great memories. Sylvain was more than a coach ... he is family."



Bruneau became Andreescu's coach in 2018, helping the latter win three tournaments in 2019 -- including the U.S. Open. She elevated in the WTA rankings to a career-best No. 4 in October 2019.

A knee injury prevented Andreescu from playing in 2020. She reached the final in the Miami Open this past spring before retiring with a foot injury.

Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek recorded a 6-7 (1), 7-6 (2), 9-7 victory over Andreescu in the first round at Roland Garros.

--Field Level Media

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