Jankovic hires ex-UNLV player as new coach

by: TENNIS.com | December 20, 2011

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Jelena Jankovic has hired Henner Nehles, a former UNLV standout player from Germany, as her new coach, TENNIS.com has learned. Former No. 1 Jankovic has also severed ties with her agency, IMG, and is now being managed by the Las Vegas-based Linda Long, who once was an executive with Puma and Nike.

However, later this week Long announced that she did not want travel heavily due to medical reasons and decided to no longer continue as Jankovic's agent.

Nehles, who also helped coach the UNLV women's team, will travel with Jankovic to Australia. While the 26-year-old Serbian finished 2011 ranked No. 15 and reached two finals, she has not won a title since Indian Wells in March of 2010. Jankovic was most recently coached by Ricardo Sanchez, who is now helping coach No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. She has also hired fitness trainer  Korey Goodwin, who has worked with NBA and MLB players and was the director of performance at Athletes’ Performance Las Vegas. —Matt Cronin
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