Daria Gavrilova has named fellow Australian David Taylor as her new full-time coach as from the Grand Prix de la Princesse Lalla Meryem in Rabat, Morocco, which begins at the end of April.
The agreement is expected to last through until the summer, when the pair will review the arragement.
Gavrilova has a career high ranking of World No.20 but is currently No.54, having suffered with injury in recent months.
“When we decided to start, she’s been very good in communication already. She’s set out goals, she wants to get a lot more defined in her playing style; looking for forehands, using her movement in an offensive way, not just a defensive way. Having clear patterns of play to build her game around,” Taylor told reporters.
“I like that, the fact she’s looking to be a lot more structured.”
Taylor has previously coached stars including Martina Hingis, Ana Ivanovic, Alicia Molik and Samantha Stosur.
He has also served as Australia's Fed Cup captain, meaning he is very familiar with Gavrilova and her style of working, hence his comment: “I think it’s gonna be a very easy start, just because I know her so well.”