Sharapova splits with Dutch tennis coach

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Maria has been one of the most hardworking and professional players I have ever worked with. Her strength and fighting spirit will continue to be a force to reckon with and I have the deepest respect for her as a player and person,” said Groeneveld of the Netherlands.For Sharapova the loss to the 20-year-old Osaka was another painful reminder that it’s back to the drawing board for the Russian as she makes her way back from a 15-month drugs ban.It was her second first round loss in a row after she withdrew from the Dubai tournament with a forearm injury.In her only Grand Slam appearance this year, Sharapova reached the third round of the Australian Open before losing to Angelique Kerber.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Curry, Bell, Iguodala out for Warriors in Portland Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “After four successful and challenging years of collaboration together, I would like to thank Sven for his incredible loyalty, work ethic and most importantly the friendship that we have formed that will go beyond this working partnership,” Sharapova said in a news release.“Although we have mutually agreed to part ways during this time, I have been incredibly fortunate to have a team leader like him in my corner.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe former world number one, and twice a winner in the California desert, suffered a stunning defeat on Wednesday to Japanese No. 1 Naomi Osaka, losing in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.Sharapova was one of the tournament’s major attractions after missing the last two. MOST READ FILE-Maria Sharapova of Russia talks with her coach Sven Groeneveld during a match against Dania Gavrilova of Russia during Day 4 of the Miami Open presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 26, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFPFive-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova has decided to split with her tennis coach Sven Groeneveld following her shock first round exit from the WTA Indian Wells tournament.After four years of working together, the decision to go their separate ways was a mutual one, Sharapova said on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more