Women’s Tennis: Saviano to coach Laura Robson

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Reports claim that Laura Robson has hired the American coaching team of Nick Saviano and Jesse Witten to try and take her game to the next level.

The 19-year-old has enjoyed an up-and-down year, with a run to the third round at both the Australian and US Opens, while reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon.

But she has also suffered a number of disappointing first-round losses and has tinkered with her support staff, with Andy Murray’s former coach Miles Maclagan guiding her through SW19 showpiece.

He was also on board at Flushing Meadows but parted company with the British number one last month and is now coaching Australia’s former US Open champion Sam Stosur.

It appears as though the Wimbledon resident has now turned to her old mentor, as she worked with Florida-based Saviano as a junior, and the Daily Mail claims that he will work with the Brit in a “training and consultancy role.”

Saviano is also working with Robson’s close friend Eugenie Bouchard – a 19-year-old Canadian who is highly-rated in the women’s game.

Witten is a former ATP player and has been brought in to act as a hitting partner to the world number 45, who will continue training in Florida over the next few weeks ahead of the new season.

Robson’s first outing will be in New Zealand at the ASB Classic in Auckland, which runs from December 30 to January 4 next year, and she will look to hit the ground running with Melbourne Park on the horizon.

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