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Why Naomi Osaka Split With Coach Sascha Bajin

December 20, 2019

World. No.1 and reigning US Open and Australian
Open champion Naomi Osaka has announced that she and coach Sascha Bajin will no longer
work together in the future. This definitely raised a couple questions as who changes a
winning team when their the most successful? I’ve dug deep into the matter and I have
an idea of why the two have split. Sascha Bajin, most famously for being the long time
hitting partner of Serena Williams, has been the hitting partner of numerous WTA stars
such as , Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, and Sloane Stephens. However, he wanted more
of a coaching role and was able to fulfill that when he became Osaka’s coach 13 months
ago when she was ranked 68 in the world. Ever since the two have partnered, the results
for Naomi have clearly skyrocketted all starting with her maiden title in indian wells. One
thing suspicious about Sascha however, is how much he goes from player to player with
each partnership other than Serena lasting no longer than 2 years. Naomi just tweeted:
“Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sacha. I thank him for his work
and wish him all the best in the future. Sascha replied: “Thank you Naomi, I wish you nothing
but the best as well. What a ride it was. Thank you for letting me be part of this.
While this seems like a nice no hard feelings departure, people were quick to notice the
two unfollowed each other on Instagram and Twitter. Also, in her press conferences during
the Australian Open, Naomi occasionally talked about how she and Sascha didn’t talk as
much and were just hitting. I believe that this has a strong connection to why the two
split up. Other people believe there are more extreme reasons why the two are no longer
together as some are beginning to reference this tweet by Twitter user WTATea that talks
about an anonymous tennis star whose idol used peds started taking an undefined substance
to boost performance lacking for years. Allegedly, the substance came from her new hitting partner
who was once fired for suggesting the same drug to a tennis legend. While we don’t
know exactly who the idol in this story, but we assume the future star referenced is Naomi,
the tennis legend is Serena, and the hitting partner is Sacha. Now, WTATea isn’t known
for being a credible tennis reporter, but one can’t undermine the mere similarities
between the two stories. To close this video out, I believe that something went wrong during
the off season which is completely normal due to changes in Naomi’s stature in the
tennis world. I also believe her Brisbane meltdown is a contributing factor as well
and Sascha could’ve told her something that sent the relationship south. This is still
a developing story so we’ll have to hear from Naomi herself on why exactly they split.
That’s all for the breaking news, and let us know your thoughts on Naomi and Sascha
splitting up. Do you believe the report from WTATea on Twitter? Leave your thoughts in
the comment section below and subscribe so you get notified for more breaking news. Thanks
for watching and we’ll see you here next time on GS Tennis News Today.


  • Reply GS Tennis News Today February 17, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Naomi Has Just Explained Why She And Sascha Split During A Press Conference In Dubai. See her explanation here:

  • Reply Mike Njock February 21, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Sasha is not a coach …he was not serena coach…he was a hitting partner that's all…so he is walking around spreading serena's secrets on how to beat her…he tried with azarenka. It did not work…osaka came in the right time when serena is not 100% after giving birth…so he got the headline…he is nothing but a fraude
    Now he is going to turn to Osaka i hope she is ready…no one is like serena who was built to fight haters.
    Good luck Osaka

  • Reply michael carver February 21, 2019 at 4:08 am

    it is not about money so there is something deeper going on that we will never know about

  • Reply Bro Twan February 21, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    He is merely sharing his opinion on the matter. It's his opinion and his blog. It actually seems like it could be a legitimate argument. Of course there's no proof but it is pretty impressive to me that he actually was able to put that theory together like that. I hope it's not the case but it's definitely a possibility. I hope continued success for both of them.

  • Reply ach nix February 24, 2019 at 5:50 am

    I think its maybe about naomis personality…. my guess is they just had some Arguments and she didnt feel comfy to work with him anymore and thats it. Or maybe she actually had a Crush on him. Who knows.

  • Reply 80" Reach February 24, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Athletes been doing this since the beginning, it's her talent not only the coach.. Did you not see all the warning signs of here saying he's triggered for no reason

  • Reply Lloyd Gittens February 25, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    He was obviously a creep

  • Reply 000lowkey February 25, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Garbage!!! Straight filth!! Reporting an uncredible source while using the word ALLEGEDLY. Stop the slander.

  • Reply stripmakah215610 February 27, 2019 at 12:01 am

    She don't like him and I don't blame her!

  • Reply Cane Srbljanovic February 28, 2019 at 7:35 am

    It was about the money.
    I'm sure he had "bonus tilted" compensation agreement and when big $ started coming in the amount going to the coach looked too big to a family that was struggling to finance Naomi's career up to a year ago.
    Dumb (not that uncommon though) move on Osaka family's part.
    But, I'm pretty sure that Sascha was already fed up with Naomi's demeanor and disrespect.
    Naomi looks like Bouchard 2.0 to me – a bit more talent and bit more air (hard to imagine) between her ears.

  • Reply Sandra Glasper March 5, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    I call FULL BS

  • Reply Koriander Yander March 8, 2019 at 1:16 am


  • Reply CJS March 13, 2019 at 2:43 am

    She probably stopped giving him pussy. Nuff said.

  • Reply el dwdubu March 13, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Tennis players change and fire coaches often but I never heard so much static after this split. Sharapova fired couches and nobody cares. And whatever the reason for Naomi changing coaches is completely her business, she's the boss!

  • Reply craig.joseph.fisher March 17, 2019 at 12:15 am

    You clearly show your ignorance of the WTA if you think that Sascha’s not being with a player for no longer than 2 years is suspicious. It’s common knowledge that at the end of each season there is the WTA coaching carousel! Had the best season of your career? Time to change coaches! It’s ridiculous!

  • Reply Rass Bombo March 22, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    All you say is just conjecture, you have absolutely no proof either way. what a shitty video.

  • Reply Gina Ligon March 23, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Good luck sasha bajin.hope what they r saying is not were a good hitting partner and a good coach.would like 2 c u work with taylor townsend

  • Reply don brassco March 28, 2019 at 2:37 am


  • Reply Bazooka Ike March 31, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    The "future star" could be Sloane Stephens as well. I mean….Naomi is only 21. This report says the future star's performance had been lacking for many years. That doesn't sound like the description of a 21 year old. It sounds more like the description of Sloane, who was about 24 before coming out of nowhere to win the US Open.

  • Reply Deborah James April 3, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Naomi knew the tennis public would be whispering that without Saschas knowledge of Serena she never would have known how to defeat that legend. She got rid of him because maybe people will say her wins are the result of Serenas hittjng partner. Now she has gone to Venuss! Girl get ur own people and develop a relationship. Not use the ones of tennis legends where ur wins will be somewhat tainted, suspect and compromised.

  • Reply J Nelson April 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    This is a lie

  • Reply emiliano rei May 23, 2019 at 1:54 am

    that's B U L L S H I T !!!

  • Reply Shakermaker78 June 2, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    seems implausible why a coach would offer "performance increasing substances" to an athlete who just won a grand slam and was about to win a second one to become world no1…. so thats pure speculation, otherwise nobody knows why she quit him, maybe money then? even though she said it wasn't the reason…

  • Reply 88feji June 23, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Disgusting, irresponsible journalism … there could be a hundred reasons why they split up, you have no business taking sides and assassinating someone's character with such shallow flimsy basis as "oh there is a rumor blah blah blah" … get the f— out of here, cockroach..

  • Reply Noah Solamillo September 8, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    NAOMI OSAKA IS THE MOST HUMBLE TENNIS PLAYER IN THE WORLD. SHE IS MY FAVORITE, SHE IS THE GREATEST AND SHE IS MY QUEEN. ark noah e. solamillo, Health Safety & Environment Engineer, From Dumaguete City, Philippines

  • Reply soon come September 13, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Maybe they became romantically linked and her parents forbade it?

  • Reply Franklin NJ December 12, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Eastern European mentality is all about Mysery and Pain and winning with no Fun.
    Naomi is all about having Fun and being Unique, she is very spritual and cerebral also.
    None of those qualities are found in Germans and Serbians, what Sascha is.

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