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Edmund splits with his coach amid poor run

Kyle Edmund
Kyle Edmund

By Steve Simpson

British No.1 Kyle Edmund is looking for another coach after parting company with Mark Hilton.

Edmund lost to Chilean Cristian Garin in the Chengdu Open first round yesterday, his fourth straight defeat.

However, Hilton was not in China for the match as the partnership came to an end last week.

It is understood that it was the coach, rather than the player, who suggested it was time for a change.

Edmund is ranked 32nd in the world but, hindered by knee problems, has only managed to win 12 matches on the ATP Tour this year.

Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber and Anastasija Sevastova all fell to unseeded opponents in the first round of the Wuhan Open.

The 13th-seeded Wozniacki lost 7-6 (2) 6-1 6-2 to Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan. Hsieh lost the first-set tiebreaker but hit her stride in the second and third sets, cruising to a comfortable win over the former World No.1.

Hsieh broke Wozniacki's serve six times and saved eight of 10 break points. Wozniacki is 16-14 on the year.

Puerto Rico's Monica Puig defeated the 11th-seeded Kerber 7-6 (5) 5-7 6-1 in a long slog that lasted almost three hours.

American Christina McHale was also a shock winner in the opening round as she ousted No.14 seed Sevastova 4-6 6-3 6-3 to advance to the round of 32.

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