Wim Fissette

Wim Fissette and Kim Clijsters

Wim Fissette and Kim Clijsters

Wim Fissette started his international career in 2005 as hitting partner of Kim Clijsters. He carried on until 2007, when Clijsters retired from her first career.

Wim came to like it and decided to focus on career as coach. He collaborated with players like Yanina Wickmayer and Kirsten Flipkens and became head coach of Clijsters when she decided in 2009 to make a comeback. Together they won the US Open in 2009 and 2010, the Australian Open in 2011 and the WTA Finals in 2010. Clijsters would also become the number 1 in 2011.

The collaboration ended late 2011. Afterwards Wim coached Russian Irina Khromacheva, the number 1 junior. After working together for a year, Khromacheva achieved a high of WTA-165.

Wim Fissette and Sabine Lisicki

Wim Fissette and Sabine Lisicki

In 2013, Wim got the opportunity to collaborate with Sabine Lisicki of Germany. After just one month as a team, Lisicki would find herself in the Ladies’ singles final of Wimbledon. Before starting his collaboration with Romanian Simone Halep in 2014, Wim also coached the promising Dutchwoman Indy De Vroome for four months. Having Wim as a coach, Simona started the year as the number 11. After reaching Roland Garros’ final, Wimbledon’s semifinals and WTA Finals’ final, she ended the year as the number 3.

Wim Fissette and Simona Halep

Wim Fissette and Simona Halep

Wim became co-owner of the Wilson Tennis Academy in Genk in 2015. At this moment he also coaches Vikotria Azarenka, who is an ex-number 1.

The press already wrote several articles about Wim:
Stille kracht, welluidend succes (Het Nieuwsblad)
“Tennisdel werkt enorm professioneel” (Het Belang Van Limburg)
“Ik coach alleen iemand die een Grand Slam kan winnen” (Het Nieuwsblad)

Wim Fissette and Victoria Azarenka

Wim Fissette and Victoria Azarenka