Five-time great hammer champ Maria Sharapova has chosen to part with her tennis mentor Sven Groeneveld following her stun first round exit from the WTA Indian Wells competition.
Following four years of cooperating, the choice to go their different ways was a common one, Sharapova said on Friday, reports News.com.au.
“Following four fruitful and testing a long time of joint effort, I might want to express gratitude toward Sven for his fantastic dedication, hard working attitude and in particular the companionship that we have shaped that will go past this working association,” Sharapova said in a news discharge.
“In spite of the fact that we have commonly consented to go separate ways amid this time, I have been unfathomably blessed to have a group pioneer like him in my corner.”
The previous world number one, and twice a victor in the California leave, endured a staggering annihilation on Wednesday to Japanese No. 1 Naomi Osaka, losing in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
Sharapova was one of the competition’s real attractions subsequent to missing the last two.
“Maria has been a standout amongst the most dedicated and expert players I have ever worked with. Her quality and battling soul will keep on being a power to figure with and I have the most profound regard for her as a player and individual,” said Groeneveld of the Netherlands.
For Sharapova the misfortune to the 20-year-old Osaka was another excruciating update that it’s back to this plan’s beginning point for the Russian as she advances once more from a 15-month drugs boycott.
It was her second initially round misfortune consecutively after she pulled back from the Dubai competition with a lower arm damage.
In her lone thousand pummel appearance this year, Sharapova achieved the third round of the Australian Open before losing to Angelique Kerber.