Sharapova appoints Groeneveld as coach


Originally published on: 22/11/13 00:00

The world No.4, who has played just one match since Wimbledon after struggling with a shoulder injury, has been working with the Dutchman for a number of weeks.

Sharapova parted company with Thomas Hogstedt in the summer before appointing former Jimmy Connors but the partnership lasted just one match.

"I'm happy to announce my official partnership with Sven Groeneveld,” Sharapova announced on her facebook page.

"We've been working together since I got back on the court and after seeing him on the opposing side for so many years, I'm excited to have him become a part of my team.

"It has been a very seamless transition and I have had a lot of fun with the hard work we have put in so far. Looking forward to the year ahead."

Sharapova is scheduled to make her return to action at the Brisbane International on December 30.


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