Friday, 22 November 2013
Sharapova appoints Groeneveld as coach
Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has hired Sven Groeneveld as her new coach for the 2014 season.
The Russian world number four made the announcement on her Facebook page on Thursday after being without a coach since parting ways with Jimmy Connors in August.
Connors lasted just a month after joining the 26-year-old following the Wimbledon tournament in July.
Groeneveld has previously worked with other top players in Monica Seles, Mary Pierce and Ana Ivanovic.
Sharapova withdrew from the US Open with a shoulder injury and has not played since.
She is scheduled to return to competition at the Brisbane International tournament as she finalises her preparations for the Australian Open, the year`s first grand slam.
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