Maria Shara­pova splits with coach Groen­eveld

Sunday Trust - - FEVER PITCH -

Maria Shara­pova has “mu­tu­ally agreed” to part com­pany with her coach of four years, Sven Groen­eveld.

Groen­eveld started work­ing with Shara­pova in 2014, and helped her to win the French Open that sea­son.

The pair re­mained a team dur­ing the Rus­sian’s 15-month dop­ing ban for tak­ing mel­do­nium in 2016.

But the 30-year-old Rus­sian has won just five matches this year, and was beaten in the first round at In­dian Wells this week.

Shara­pova said the pair had en­joyed “four suc­cess­ful and chal­leng­ing years of col­lab­o­ra­tion”.

The Dutch coach has pre­vi­ously worked with play­ers in­clud­ing Mon­ica Se­les, Aran­txa Sanchez Vi­cario, Ana Ivanovic, Caro­line Woz­ni­acki and Bri­tain’s Greg Rused­ski.

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