Well, nothing is official yet but this article gives a lot of hope, fingers crossed.
BRICKER: Anna turns to Solomon
Published April 28, 2002
By Charles Bricker
With five consecutive losses and her ranking sinking to No. 69, Anna Kournikova is close to making the most important coaching decision of her career.
She and Harold Solomon, who helped bring Jennifer Capriati out of a much deeper funk, have reached tacit agreement on a coaching contract that would begin at Rome, May 13, and last at least through Wimbledon.
Nothing is signed yet, but this is the man Kournikova wants to push her back into the top 10 and, she hopes, help her win her first WTA Tour title after nearly 5˝ years on the professional tour.
The Solomon-Kournikova partnership could hardly have come at a more difficult time in her career. Her confidence appears to be at a low point, and Penthouse claims it has nude beach photos of her in its current edition.
"Those pictures are not Anna," Solomon said Saturday. Kournikova also has denied she has posed for the magazine.
If ever there was a time in Kournikova's multi-faceted career when she was ready to devote herself entirely to tennis, perhaps this is it.
Solomon worked her out for 11 days during April, primarily at the court at his Fort Lauderdale home, and found her to be extremely serious about her tennis career.
Let it be said of Solomon that he doesn't waste his time with players who give less than a full commitment to the game. While coaching Capriati, she went from No. 101 at the start of 1999 to the semifinals at the 2000 Australian Open and a ranking inside the top 20.
But when she let her training slip to pursue a romance with men's pro Xavier Malisse early in 2000, Solomon terminated the coaching arrangement.
Solomon also has coached Mary Joe Fernandez and Jim Courier.
Solomon is convinced Kournikova is deadly serious about re-establishing herself as a top player. A contract could be signed within a week that will give them a honeymoon period through Wimbledon with an option through 2002.
Kournikova, who has gone out in four consecutive first rounds (Indian Wells, Key Biscayne, Amelia Island, Charleston), reached No. 8 in 2000 and 2001.
A foot injury, however, put her out almost all of 2001. The foot is 100 percent cured. Her problem right now is confidence.
Solomon will continue to coach 16-year-old junior prospect Brendan Evans of Boca Raton.