Sharapova hires Groeneveld as her new coach

Last updated 10:45 22/11/2013

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Maria Sharapova has hired Sven Groeneveld as her coach, three months after splitting from Jimmy Connors following one match.

The four-time major champion says on her Facebook account today: "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."

Sharapova was injured for most of the second half of 2013, playing only one match since a second-round loss at Wimbledon in June. That match, in August at Cincinnati, was a loss - and her only competition while working with Connors.

Connors replaced Thomas Hogstedt, Sharapova's coach for more than two years.

Groeneveld has been a part of the Adidas tennis development program and worked with players such as Ana Ivanovic and Andy Murray.

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- AP

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