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Player/Coach Changes

Kinda Like the Thread in Men Tennis Fourm. In this Thread we keep updates on Players changes & hiring new coaches through the Seasons.
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Here some of the Players who have already change coaches this season


Michael Mortensen is Caro's new coach




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Danish Michael Mortensen, who as a coach won the French Open with Li Na, replaces Thomas Högstedt as Wozniacki's new coach
Danish Michael Mortensen flying Monday to Dubai to replace fired Thomas Högstedt as Caroline Wozniacki's coach. He has so far made an appointment for the next four tournaments in Qatar, Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami.

As in tennis bag, he has a grand slam, a longstanding, close relationship with the family and a few clear messages to his new pupil:

- Caroline must make up their minds which way she will go in as a player. It is important that she gets some thoughts about it so we can work in the same direction.

- Then there also used to be good stuff, that's for sure, says Michael Mortensen, among other things Ekstra Bladet.

Michael Mortensen won as coach the French Open in 2011 as coach of Li Na, and it was not least that he got to grips with kineserens mental habitus. He was short, banquet faith and joy back into her.

- He has a very positive attitude to both the game and the training, and he has a good way of saying things. He is passionate about the sport and I like that. It is very motivating, says Caroline Wozniacki.

Read much more about the dramatic backdrop of the sacking of Högstedt and the appointment of Michael Mortensen, Ekstra Bladet Thursday.
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Michael Mortensen is Caro's new coach. Translation of @johasger article in Ekstra-Bladet: All cards must be put on the table, so we speak the same language and ensure that we think the same way about Caroline's future development.

She also has to figure out in what direction she wants to go as a player. It's important that she think about that so we can pull in the same direction.

Then good things will happen, I'm sure of it.

She needs to get her joy in playing back - both in matches and on the practice court. If you feel good on court, then your game can emerge.

We'll agree on a future strategy (in Dubai) and I'll give my input on what she needs to do so she can get up to the level her game warrants.

A lot has happened with her game, but I'd like to see more of the old Caro. I'd like to see a fusion of the old Caroline with the new Caroline.

From the latest I've seen of her from watching her matches, there have been a lot of flat shots without any pace changes, somethng she earlier was a master at.

She's shouldn't be just another one of the players on the tour who just hit hard. She needs to use more facets. She IS a great strategist.

She needs to get comfortable again with her game. I'd like to see the offensive Caro - which is an important Caro - becomes more selective again.

(Mortensen's turned down several coaching offers) I've been waiting until I found a player I felt was interesting, and for whom I could make a difference.

I've known Caroline since she was 12, and we've worked together at KB (Danish club team). We known each other very well.

At the same time, I've known Piotr for a long time, and we've always worked well together. That's very important. I think we've always understood each other and each other's roles, and I look forward to working together.

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Hingis coaching Lisicki again



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Germany’s Sabine Lisicki is once again being coached by Martina Hingis. The two paired up for the Australian Open, but were unsure if they would continue their partnership after Melbourne.

Hingis was coaching Lisicki in Dubai, where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the opening round. Hingis and Lisicki are training together and TENNIS.com has learned they are continuing the partnership on a trial basis.

“I think it's a good connection, because she also understands how it is to be in a situation like this, where some other people might not,” Lisicki said in Dubai.
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ANDREA PETKOVIC PARTS WITH COACH


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Andrea Petkovic has decided to part company with coach Petar Popovic after three and a-half years. "I’ve had a very good time with Petar. I learned a lot from him and we will stay in close contact as friends“, says Petkovic. "But I have come to a stage in my career where I need new inspirations and challenges in order to improve my tennis.“ Under Popovic, Petkovic reached her all-time career-high ranking in October 2011, when she became world’s no. 9. In the same year she played three of the four Grand-Slam-Quarterfinals and won the WTA-Tournament of Strasbourg.
While Popovic returns to the ATP-Tour, working with croatian player Ivo Karlovic, Petkovic is testing cooperation with Dutch coach Eric van Harpen. "After such a short period of time it is too early to say how far this will go“, Petkovic explains. "But I am sure, Eric can offer his knowledge and experience to help me develop as a player. I want to work with my coach for the long term and know that switching coaches regularly can have a negative effect. I need some time to get used to the situation now.“ Van Harpen has previously coached Arantxa Sanchez, Conchita Martinez and Anna Kournikova.

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Also, Cornet did not have the same coach today. Not sure if this guy is temporary, though.

Nevermind. It looks like Georges Goven (who we usually see) also coaches her with Pierre Cherret, who was there today.

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Wim Fissette (former Clijsters's coach) coaching Halep now

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What about Željko Krajan who usred to work wih Safina and Robson...where is he now?




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What about Željko Krajan who usred to work wih Safina and Robson...where is he now?
Idk haven't seen him since he stopped working with Laura Robson
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Monica Puig New Coach Antonio Van Grichen





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Recovering from a minor injury to his right wrist and it aims to return to the court under the tutelage of a new coach.
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Recovering from a minor injury to his right wrist and it aims to return to the court under the tutelage of a new coach.

Monica Puig Marchan has not lost one iota of his usual positivity.

A slight wrist injury keeps her away from the courts , but the player of 20 years has learned to see the positive side to everything .

The enforced rest has helped him to regroup forces , and even to give a new boost to a career in professional tennis is just beginning .

Puig takes a week at his home in Miami , Florida, where he is recovering from inflammation in his right wrist. Wait resume training next Monday , and will hand a new coach.

"As a professional tennis player, I have to make the decision to take a step back , relax and recover well because the season is starting . The year is going to be more loaded yet , so I have to take care , "shared Puig in telephone conversation with Primera Hora from his home in Miami.

" The most important thing is my health. It's nothing serious, but I have to take appropriate measures to keep the sport healthy decisions. "

Puig confirmed this means that once you return to the court next Monday , it will ward of the Portuguese Antonio van Grichen . The new coach will replace the Belgian Alain de Vos , who worked with the Puerto Rican since 2008.

The tennis player , who currently occupies the 56th position in the ranking of the Women's Tennis Association ( WTA , for its acronym in English ) , emphasized that the departure of De Vos was the result of a mutual decision .

"It was a very difficult decision. Alain and I felt it was time to change. That happens in any professional relationship , you feel you've reached the top of the relationship and you need to move on , "said Puig.

"We had to keep improving : he as a coach and as a player. He has done a lot for my game. Took to be number two in the world and 44 in the junior world WTA . He has done a phenomenal job , "he added .

Puig now goes to work with Van Grichen , a technician who has experience in the WTA . Despite his young age (36 years) , the Portuguese has worked with a variety of players in the circuit, including Victoria Azarenka , whom he coached for five years. Azarenka is the current world number two and reached the top of the ladder in 2012.

"I am very happy to have a coach who has much experience in the WTA . I'm glad I made ​​that decision, and he has been available at this time of year. I'm ready to start working hard , the year is starting , "said Puig.

Van Grichen Puig and work the next two months as a trial period and then determine whether formalize their relationship.

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When Puig return to the court on Monday , will do so with a "refreshed " mind.

Has not been an easy start to the year for the Puerto Rican , who had 1-3 record in their first four games of 2014. Their three losses were against teams higher ranking position , and his only victory came in the first round of the Australian Open .

To make matters worse , after this beginning came the injury, which forced him to cancel his participation in tournaments in Doha and Dubai . Puig agrees that , at first, was a little disappointing .

" It's been a rather difficult months , with many things happening, so many thoughts . But now, at home with family , I feel more refreshed in the mind. And knowing that I will have a new coach, give me more desire to go back to the field and start improving things in my game that need improvement . "

As he explained, will spend the next week training at the IMG Academy in Bradenton , Florida. Lucky for him though , the Puerto Rican will not have many points to defend during this period , so that its position in the ranks of the WTA will not be greatly affected .

To narrow your return to the official competition, Puig has his eye on the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells , California. The tournament is scheduled to begin March 6 .

"I have enough time to prepare and return to play at a high level ," said Puig , convinced that this little break and coaching change will be of great benefit for the rest of the season and beyond.

" I am 20 years, I am still very young . I left many years playing tennis , I want to do is keep improving and fulfill my dreams . "
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Good Move for Monica hope she keep Antonio Van Grichen as her coach through out the whole yr
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What about Željko Krajan who usred to work wih Safina and Robson...where is he now?
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Victoria Duval Hires Monica Puig Old Coach Alain de Vos

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@SI_BTBaseline Vicky Duval, who scored a good win over Belinda Bencic in Acapulco qualies, is working with Puig's old coach Alain de Vos on a trial basis

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