Konta parts company with coach
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Johanna Konta has split from Spanish coach Esteban Carril but has yet to give any reasons for the separation.
The 25-year-old began working with Carril in August 2014 and, under his tutelage, rose from obscurity to grace the top 10 in the world rankings.
The Australian-born ace became the first British player since Jo Durie in 1983 to reach the top 10 and is still there heading into the 2017 campaign.
Konta's year began well, with a march to the semi-finals of the Australian Open, and she claimed her first WTA Tour title at Stanford in June.
The British number one ended the Grand Slam season with a run to the fourth round at the US Open and will have high hopes of another decent showing Down Under when the players arrive at Melbourne Park in January for the year's first 'Slam.
However, she will be without the man who has overseen her success and, having been named the WTA's most improved player for 2016, will begin next season at the Shenzhen Open in China from January 1.