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Sarah Taylor named USTA Coach


Sarah Taylor has been hired as a USTA Coach, the The USTA announced. In this role, Taylor will facilitate coaching and training programs while working with players in the USTA Player Development program. She will be based at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and will report to Ola Malmqvist, Head of Women’s Tennis, USTA Player Development. Taylor joined the coaching staff last month.

“Sarah is a strong addition to our staff,” said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager, USTA Player Development. “She brings the experience of playing in Grand Slam events and has succeeded on every level of competition. I think our players will be able to feed off that experience and apply it to their own growth and development.”

Taylor, 27, of Bradenton, Fla., joins the USTA following a stint as a tennis pro at Hollow Rock Racquet Club in Durham, N.C., where she worked while attending the University of North Carolina. Taylor played professionally from 2000-05 and won seven ITF Pro Circuit singles titles, including three straight USTA Pro Circuit titles at the $25,000 event in College Park, Md. Taylor competed in all four Grand Slam events and reached a career-high No. 67 on the WTA Tour in 2003. Additionally, she earned a silver medal in the 2003 Pan American Games. Taylor also had an accomplished junior career, reaching a career-high No. 11 in the ITF World Junior Rankings in 1998 and representing the United States in both the Connolly Cup and the Continental Cup during her career.

The USTA Player Development unit has been created to identify and develop the next generation of American champions by surrounding the top junior players and young pros with the resources, facilities and coaching they need to reach their maximum potential. The Player Development program is based at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and also utilizes the USTA Training Center-West in Carson, Calif. Last year, the USTA began implementing its Certified Regional Training Center program as part of its expanded efforts to develop future American tennis champions, which will expand the USTA Player Development program’s reach throughout the country by partnering with academies, clubs and tennis centers that have a proven record of identifying and developing tennis players. The USTA expects to name approximately 15 Certified Regional Training Centers over the next five years.
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Its good to see Sarah land this job for the USTA. She was an excellent player who's career was cut short due to recurring wrist/ankle injurys.

Some other highlights of Sarah's career ( not mentioned in the article ) were reaching back to back WTA singles semis in 2002 ( Bali & Tokyo ), reached two WTA doubles qtrs ( 2001-Oklahoma City (w/Craybas) and 2003-Memphis (w/Granville)), 4th rd in Miami (2003 ), 2nd rd at the 2001 USO and wins over Sanchez Vicario, Myskina and Sugiyama
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Re: Former Top 100 Player Sarah Taylor named USTA Coach

Bummer about the injuries ending her career, but it's great to see her giving back to the game and working to help the next generation of Americans!

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Re: Former Top 100 Player Sarah Taylor named USTA Coach

Never heard of her
But nice to hear

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Sarah Taylor named USTA Coach

Taylor ... reached a career-high No. 67 on the WTA Tour in 2003.
According to the WTA site, Sarah Taylor reached a career high of 68 on 31 March 2003. Does the USTA use different statistics from the WTA?
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Re: Former Top 100 Player Sarah Taylor named USTA Coach

Maybe it's just a typo or something

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Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
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