Wozniacki Splits with Coach Hogstedt, Hires Mortensen

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After only a few tournaments together on the tour, Caroline Wozniacki has revealed that she has parted ways with coach Thomas Hogstedt, who had formerly coached Maria Sharapova. The Danish No. 1 apparently split with the coach when he did not accompany her to her training session in Dubai. Wozniacki has now hired Michael Mortensen as her full-time coach.

Hogstedt had coached world No. 5 Maria Sharapova for over two years before parting ways in July and joining with Wozniacki in November. While he was intended to be a long-term addition to her team, their partnership ended after only two tournaments.

Wozniacki dropped out of the Top 10 in the WTA rankings this week, after losing in the second round of the Apia International in Sydney to Lucie Safarova,before arriving in Melbourne, where she lost in the third round to No. 38 Garbine Muguruza.

Mortensen, who coached Li Na to the 2011 Roland Garros title, also coached Wozniacki for a period of time as a junior.

 

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