Patrick Mouratoglou (right) is a world-renowned tennis coach who has worked with Marcos Baghdatis and Aravane Rezai. His French tennis academy is considered one of the top in the world. He is a frequent contibuter to Busted Racquet.
Here are a few things we've learned in the past week:
-- It's now confirmed that Ana Ivanovic is back. The Serbian won the Linz title in the fastest final of the year. At the U.S. Open we spoke about the possiblity of her upward trend and it's becoming clear that it's true. Having Heinz Gunthardt, the former Steffi Graf mentor, by her side brings her the emotional component she needed to come back. You need confidence to improve, but you need to improve in order to get confidence. Ana is doing both.
-- It was the "old glory" final in Osaka. The battle between Kimiko Date Krumm and Tamarine Tanasugarn was the longest WTA final of the year and finally ended with a victory by the younger Tanasugran (who is 33). Date Krumm was obviously hampered by her toughRead More »from WTA roundup with coach Patrick Mouratoglou