Elina Svitolina announces new team, will have two coaches

by: Kamakshi Tandon | December 14, 2016

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Elina Svitolina is ranked a career-high No. 14. (AP)

Elina Svitolina says she will be coached by Gabriel Urpi and Thierry Ascione, following the 22-year-old's recent announcement that she was changing her team despite reaching a career-high ranking this season.

Svitolina had previously been coached by Iain Hughes, and occasionally also worked with former No. 1 Justine Henin as a consultant.

She will now be coached full-time by Urpi—a veteran WTA coach who most recently worked with Flavia Pennetta— and Ascione will serve as a consultant. She also has a new hitting partner, Andrew Bettles. Her fitness trainer is unchanged.

 

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