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Maria Sharapova's new coach

Published 1635 GMT (0035 HKT) November 22, 2013
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Sven Groeneveld is Maria Sharapova's new coach. Groeneveld has a wealth of experience and worked in the past with Ana Ivanovic, Andy Murray and Caroline Wozniacki. Julian Finney/Getty Images
Sharapova began the season well, going 36-5 and reaching yet another final at the French Open. But following Paris, her campaign turned for the worse. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Sharapova injured her hip at Wimbledon in a nasty fall and was upset by qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito in the second round. Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images
Sharapova missed tournaments in California and Canada due to the hip problem but returned in Cincinnati. However, she lost her opener to Sloane Stephens. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
After cutting ties with Thomas Hogstedt, Sharapova hired former No. 1 Jimmy Connors, left, as her coach. But their partnership lasted a mere one match. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
Sharapova didn't play a match after Cincinnati because of a recurring shoulder injury but still showed up in New York ahead of the U.S. Open to promote her candy company. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Henri Bendel
In hiring Groeneveld, Sharapova surely hopes he can help her win another grand slam title. The last of her four major victories came at the 2012 French Open when she completed her grand slam collection. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/GettyImages