Maria Sharapova (WTA 41) has an end to its cooperation with the Dutch coach Sven Groeneveld. That made the 30-year-old Russian tennis player known a day after they are already in the first round was off the WTA tournament of Indian Wells. Groeneveld was four years the trainer of Sharapova.
“After four successful years full of challenges, I want Sven to thank for his incredible loyalty, his hard work and especially the friendship we have built that goes beyond our professional band”, wrote Sharapova on her website. “Although we are in consultation, have decided to go, I am incredibly happy that I have the past few years with him as the leader of my team have been able to work.”
Groeneveld was in the autumn of 2013, the coach of the Russian, who was then the number four in the world.