Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Passing shots

Ana Ivanovic has already parted ways with new coach Antonio van Grichen. Ivanovic says her plan is to hire a full-time hitting partner while she shops for a coach. van Grichen, who formerly coached both Victoria Azarenka and Vera Zvonareva, had been working with Ivanovic only since the off-season.

Meanwhile, Galina Voskoboeva has returned to the tour and has a new coach--recently retired WTA player Alina Jidkova. Voskoboeva defeated Sania Mirza, the number 1 qualifying seed, in Pattaya City, and is into the second round with a defeat of Romina Oprandi.

Li Na has signed a deal with ice cream company Haagen-Dazs, and is set to sign one with Rolex.

Petra Kvitova is blogging from Paris.

Lisa Raymond is now writing a regular blog, Lisa's Spin, for the WTA Tour.

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