“Maria Sharapova is Ready To Attack Again”- Coach Riccardo Piatti

Published 11/11/2019, 7:05 AM EST
Maria Sharapova (Peter Power/Tennis Canada)


Former World Number one, Maria Sharapova’s coach Riccardo Piatti gave a positive update regarding her game. He announced Maria Sharapova is injury-free from the moment and prepared to get back to her former niche in the sport.

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“Next year, I will help both Maria and Sinner. We’ve been working a lot over the last few months and Maria has now healed her injuries. She’s fine and she’s ready to attack again. We focused mainly on the technique to rejoin the puzzle, including through video analysis,” Sharapova’s coach, Riccardo Piatti said.
The five-time Grand Slam champion, Sharapova won two matches on the WTA Tour after she recovered from the prolonged shoulder injury.  Before beginning the North American hard-court summer season, she split with her coach, Thomas Hogstedt and was spotted working with Riccardo Piatti at his tennis academy in Bordighera, Italy.

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Maria Sharapova and coach Riccardo Piatti
World Number 132, Sharapova trained under the Swede, Hogstedt since 2018 and before that, Sharapova trained with him from 2011 to 2013. Under his tutelage, she completed her Career Slam reverie as she lifted up the title at Roland Garros for the first time. That year, she also won the Olympic silver medal in London and was back on the pinnacle of WTA’s chart.

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Earlier in the month of September, the Croatian, Borna Coric annulled his coaching agreement with Riccardo Piatti. He stated Sharapova’s alliance with the Italian coach created differences between Coric and Piatti.
At present, Piatti is also working with the NextGen star, Jannik Sinner, who recently lifted up the title at NextGen ATP Finals 2019 in Milan, Italy. Sinner revealed the guidance regarding tennis he received from Sharapova and mentioned its “the best advice ever.”

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