Serena Williams is splitting with Sascha Bajin, her longtime hitting partner. It’s a move that surprises even those close to the Williams camp. Williams and Bajin seemed like a match that would last forever. For 8 years the Serena-Sascha duo was probably the most productive player-nonplayer sports partnership since Tiger Woods worked with his former caddie Steve Williams.
Big Sascha, as Williams called him, also worked as Serena’s bodyguard. He immediately takes a job as the hitting partner of former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, one of Serena’s top rivals. Bodyguard duties not included.
— sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) March 4, 2015