Wozniacki splits from coach after two months

Wed, 01 Feb 12:48:00 2012

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki has split from her coach after only two months.

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Confusion over the role of coach Ricardo Sanchez and Wozniacki's father Piotr, who previously coached her, caused the split.

The Dane, who is yet to win a Grand Slam, was ousted from the Australian Open at the quarter-final stage by defending champion Kim Clijsters.

That saw her lose her No.1 ranking, with eventual champion Victoria Azarenka taking over at the top as Wozniacki fell to fourth.

Sanchez, a former coach of Jelena Jankovic - another former world No.1 - was only employed on December 2.

Sanchez told Ekstra Bladet that he found the two-coach system "impossible... Caroline only got confused.

"We agreed to evaluate the cooperation - and now we have agreed to stop it.

"I have great respect for Piotr, who has never played tennis himself, and for his work. But he has his way of doing things, I have mine."

Piotr Wozniacki, who will now coach her alone again, did not rule out employing someone else.

"If there is a coach that Caroline thinks might suit her, we will approach them," he said.

Jonathan Symcox - on Twitter @jonathansymcox / Eurosport

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