Sharapova separates from coach
Maria Scharapowa separates from her coach after the second defeat in a row. There is no successor yet.
Russia’s tennis star Maria Sharapova has made a name for herself after the surprising first round knockout. coach Sven Groeneveld at the WTA tournament in Indian Wells. This was explained by the 30-year-old, who had already failed in California as a two-time winner at the start by the Japanese Naomi Osaka, on Friday.
“After four successful and demanding years of collaboration, I would like to thank Sven for his incredible loyalty and, more importantly, for the friendship that has developed,”said the five-time Grand Slam winner in a press release. Nonetheless, she agreed with the Dutchman that they would go their separate ways in the future.
For Sharapova, it was the second consecutive opening defeat in Indian Wells after she was unable to compete at the tournament in Dubai due to an arm injury. At the Australian Open, the former doping sinner, who had been banned for 15 months due to abuse of Meldonium, was eliminated in the third round against Angelique Kerber from Kiel.