Elise Mertens has a new coach. Mertens broke earlier this year that her collaboration with her friend and former coach Robbe Ceyssens to go with Rick Vleeshouvers. After a few months now so also to the cooperation to an end. Mertens trains from now on with the German Dieter Kindlmann. “We are in the last week starting to work together,” says Mertens on WTA. “It feels very exciting, because Dieter has a lot of experience and I am convinced that he is a fantastic coach. We understand each other already perfect”
“Together, we have already to some small issues doctored, but I see the bigger picture. I don’t like to ranking wise to set goals, but I would like to be better against players from the top 10 and continue to hit in the big tournaments.” This week is Mertens is active on the WTA Premier tournament in San Jose, California (United States). It is the first tournament with Kindlmann. Kindlmann is a 36-year-old ex-proftennisser from Germany in 2004, the 130th position in the world ranking he held, his highest ranking ever. Many pots he broke not as a player, his best performance at a Grand Slam was the second round of Roland Garros in 2006.
Fame he acquired as a hitting partner of Maria Sharapova and as a coach of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Laura Robson and recently Madison Keys, with whom he last year the final of the US Open reached.