Former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic now being coached by Guillermo Canas

by: Kamakshi Tandon | February 14, 2017

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Jelena Jankovic, who lost in the first round in Doha, has fallen to No. 50 in the world. (AP)

Jelena Jankovic, who qualified for this week's event in Doha, is now being coached by Guillermo Canas.

"It’s a new partnership,” she told Sport360. “We just started this week. We’ve just been working for a couple of days before this tournament. It’s a brand new relationship—just new ideas, someone new just to kind of change it up.” 

Canas is a former ATP player who has coached ATP pros, most recently Teymuraz Gabashvili. He has not previously worked with a WTA player.


Jankovic said he was still becoming familiar with the WTA's on-court coaching rules, a practice which is not allowed on the ATP tour.

The former No. 1 defeated Tsvetana Pironkova in the third round of qualifying before falling to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the WTA Premier. She is next scheduled to compete in Dubai.

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