‘Dancing’ dad returns for Naomi Osaka

Wim is an incredible coach, and I had a lot of fun with him.

Naomi Osaka is pleased to have her father as coach after breaking with Wim Fissette as she returns from an Achilles injury.

Osaka's first event after breaking her three-year association with Belgian Fissette is the Silicon Valley Classic, where she will play Zheng Qinwen in the first round.

The 24-year-old Osaka claimed that they split amicably and that all she needed was some new vigour.

She told reporters, "It was really fun times with Wim and he's a really fantastic coach. He has a lot of ambition.

He would have wanted to attend Wimbledon, and I was beginning to get hurt.

"I would argue that it was two distinct mindsets. But he's still a pretty cool guy. Up to the 2018 season, Osaka's father, Leonard Francois, was her main coach.

The former world No. 1 continued, "I wanted to bring my dad back because he always pushes me to go beyond the box.

“Whenever I believe something is wrong, he makes me see the positive side. When I'm stressed, he dances to cheer me up.”