Wozniacki splits from coach

2012-02-01 15:13

Copenhagen - Former women's world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki has parted company with her Spanish coach Ricardo Sanchez after only two months of collaboration, the Ekstra Bladet daily reported on Wednesday.

The decision, announced by Wozniacki's father and confirmed by Sanchez, comes after her elimination in the quarter-finals at the Australian Open, which saw her fall to fourth place in the WTA rankings.

In December, Sanchez broke off his partnership with Serbian former world No 1 Jelena Jankovic to work with Wozniacki, who had dropped her father, Piotr, as her coach in August.

"We decided to evaluate the collaboration and we agreed to bring it to an end," Piotr Wozniacki told Ekstra Bladet.

Sanchez told the newspaper that the decision was due to his differences with Wozniacki's father, who had been the Dane's only previous coach.

"I have great respect for Piotr, who has never played tennis himself, and for the work he has done," said Sanchez.

"But he has his way of doing things, and I have mine."

Sanchez added that "Caroline was just confused" by having two coaches "who wanted different things".

Despite the failure of her partnership with Sanchez, Wozniacki has not ruled out taking on a new coach, according to her father.

"If Caroline finds a coach that she thinks might suit her, we'll take him," he said.


  • Francois - 2012-02-02 00:00

    Caroline, get your father a beautiful girlfriend if your mother has divorced him or passed away or otherwise, we will give you some nice recipes for potjiekos, bobotie, braaivleis and boerewors so that your mother and father can enjoy being in one another's company and you concentrate at playing tennis. The moment that your father thinks of you as "we", it seems as if it not your decision alone. Get yourself a proper coach that can work on your game and your focus and get a big win mentality - the world is awaiting you to play Maria Sharapova in a final (hopefully at Wimbledon). You can give your father a nice Bravia and he can watch the game from home eating potjiekos and maybe some koeksisters ( we will give you that recipe as well). Start acting like the champion you want to be and (oops it is gonna hurt), you need to stop being daddy's girl if you want to be a grand slam champion. If you want to continue to be daddy's girl, go act in the local dorp play and take him to see the Girl with the dragon tattoo or The Lion King. Otherwise, play tennis - everyone, including gay men, loves to watch you playing, but they love it more to watch Victoria and Petra and Samantha and Kim winning.

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