Five Facts you should know about Coach Sascha Bajin
Also known as Big Sascha, tennis coach Sascha Bajin is a German-born tennis hitting coach, partner, and former tennis player.
He is widely known for partnering with world-leading tennis players such as Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, and Victoria Azarenka.
Sascha Bajin started playing tennis as a kid with his father as a coach and wanted to grow up and become a professional tennis player but those hopes were dashed when his father tragically passed away through an accident. In 2007, Bajin becomes a hitting partner of Serena Williams until 2015.
In that period, Williams won numerous titles including a historic 13 Grand Slam singles. Bajin also got associated with Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, and Sloane Stephens as hitting partner. Later, he coached Naomi Osaka till mid-February 2019.
Below are Five facts you should know about Sascha Bajin
- Bajin is Serbia-German having born on October 4, 1984, in Serbia. He grew up in Munch-Feldmoching and is the oldest sibling.
- In his spare time, Bajin loves fishing as well as hitting the gym, and in terms of favorite cuisine, he loves continental food. His dream holiday destination is Switzerland while his beloved celebrities are American singer, actor, and producer Kevin Spacey and film producer and actress Charlize Theron.
- Bajin was named ‘Coach of the Year’ in December 2018 by the Women’s Tennis Association.
- He started coaching Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka in 2018 until mid-February 2019. Under Bajin, Osaka won the US Open, defeating Bajin’s former hitting partner Serena Williams in September 2018. Naomi Osaka became the first ever Japanese tennis player in history to win a Grand Slam title. Under Bajin, Osaka climbed in the top ten in world rankings.
- During his time working with Serena Williams, Bajin main role was to mimic the opponent playing styles while getting her ready for matches. At one time, he mimicked the playing style of Serena’s sister, Venus, before the two sisters faced each other in a match.
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