Hingis to coach Pavlyuchenkova

ESPN staff
April 15, 2013
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova recently won an event in Mexico © PA Photos

Five-time grand slam champion Martina Hingis is set to become the coach of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Hingis, who won Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the US Open all in 1997, as well as reaching the French Open final in the same year, will team up with the Russian ranked inside the world's top-20.

"Now I'm starting my collaboration with Martina Hingis and we are going to try all the clay court series," Pavlyuchenkova, who lifted the title in Monterrey, Mexico, at the beginning of the month, said. "She is coming to Moscow this week to help me for Fed Cup."

Pavlyuchenkova had been under the guidance of Hingis as part of the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy coaching staff. The 21-year-old reached the final in Brisbane (where she lost to Serena Williams) and made it to the semi-finals in Kuala Lumpur this season.

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