Kontaveit has ended the contract with Schaap and will now be coached by a British coach

Kontaveit who recently participated in her third grand slam eight-final tournament has decided to end a successful two-year working relationship with coach Glenn Schaap.

Kontaveit won her career’s first WTA tournament in Holland while working with Schaap and reached four different level finals (3 WTA, 1 ITF). In the world ranking, Kontaveit moved from top 100 to top 25.

Schaap is a solid tennis coach who helped Kontaveit develop in all aspects of her technical and tactical tennis skills.

"Working with Glenn certainly helped me achieve a much better physical form. He taught me to use my serve arsenal better. While working with him I learned to know and trust my own game and techniques,“ commented Kontaveit. However fresh ideas and new experiences are necessary to keep moving forward which is the reason for ending the working contract with Schaap.

Kontaveit wishes Schaap the best of luck for the future.

The Estonian tennis player has already signed a three month trial period with an experienced British tennis coach Nigel Sears with whom she will start working in Holland this week.

61-year-old Sears, a former professional tennis player has coached the world’s top 10 players including Amanda Coetzer (best ranking 3), Barbara Schett (7.), Daniela Hantuchova (5.), Maria Kirilenko (9.), Ana Ivanovic (1.), Jekaterina Makarova (8.). Sears was coaching Makarova until the end of the last US Open.