Wozniacki names Ricardo Sanchez new coach

by: TENNIS.com December 01, 2011

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No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has named Ricardo Sanchez as her new coach, Ekstra Bladet reports. Sanchez, who recently coached former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, will coach the 21-year-old Dane along with her father, Piotr.

Sanchez is not the "mystery" coach who was consulting with Wozniacki during the late summer and fall, and who did not want his name revealed.

"It’s a good idea with Ricky,” Wozniacki said. "We know him very well, and he has been watching so many of my matches and created tactics against me, so he really knows me as a player. He also knows all the other girls on the tour very well."

Sanchez is said to have signed a one-year-deal with Wozniacki, who won six titles in 2011, but failed to reach the final of a Grand Slam.

"It's like a dream come true," Sanchez said. "Like Pep Guardiola must have felt when he was allowed to coach FC Barcelona. I have seen many of Caroline’s matches, and she has become my idol because of her personality and hard work. Piotr and I will work closely together about everything. I have a lot of respect for the work he did with Caroline. She picks up new things very quickly, and without injuries and with everything well organized, we will go to Australia and try to win there." - MC


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