Pavlyuchenkova says she shares Hingis' mentality

by: Matt Cronin April 19, 2013

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova tells that when she found out her former coach, Gerard Bremond, was going to coach Marion Bartoli, she called Martina Hingis to see if she was available. The two have worked together before at the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy in Paris, and will work together during the clay-court season. Hingis is helping Pavlyuchenkova prepare for Russia’s Fed Cup semifinal tie against the Slovak Republic in Moscow this weekend.

“She’s such a legend, an experienced player and has a lot of stories of how she felt in moment when she played,” Pavlyuchenkova said. “She is also a woman and has a mentality closer to mine and we are similar a bit. She’s trying to open my aggressive game and work on every aspect, like technique.”

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