Angelique Kerber announces split with coach Rainer Schuttler

Rainer Schuttler's spell working with Angelique Kerber is over after the three-time Grand Slam champion confirmed their split on Twitter.

Angelique Kerber in action at Wimbledon.   -  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Angelique Kerber revealed it was "the right time for a fresh start" after announcing she has parted ways with coach Rainer Schuttler.

Former Australia Open finalist Schuttler only started working with the three-time Grand Slam champion last November, taking over in the role from Wim Fissette. However, World No. 13 Kerber — who made it through to the final at both Indian Wells and Eastbourne but is yet to win a title in 2019 — posted a message on Twitter to confirm the split from her fellow German.

 

"Moving forward, it's never easy to change — especially when you work with great people like Rainer," Kerber said.

"But for now, we’ve decided that it's the right time for a fresh start. He has become a friend and I'm thankful for his hard work and dedication in the last months."