ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sascha Bajin was chosen as the first winner of the WTA Coach of the Year award after helping Naomi Osaka to her US Open title.
The women's tennis tour announced its annual honors Monday.
The first season as a team for Bajin and Osaka produced her first WTA title at Indian Wells, then her first Grand Slam title in New York, where she beat Serena Williams in the final. Bajin used to work with Williams.
Bajin shared his reaction on Twitter.
Aahhhh! I'm speechless and turning a bit red. Such an honor. 🙏🏽 It wouldn't have happened without my team around me who did amazing work this whole year and Naomi who had the biggest part in all this. Easy to be a good coach when you have a great student. Thanks to you all ❤️ https://t.co/2Qryd1xeLS— sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) December 10, 2018
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.