Wozniacki teams up with Sharapova's former coach Hogstedt

ESPN staff
October 31, 2013
Caroline Wozniacki won just one title in 2013 © AP

Caroline Wozniacki is hoping her new coach Thomas Hogstedt will guide her to a maiden grand slam after confirming she has teamed up with the Swede for the 2014 season.

After her dad Piotr announced he would not continue to be the coach of the Dane during the WTA Championships, Hogstedt, a friend of Wozniacki's dad and close to the family, is set to take over.

Hogstedt coached four-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova in 2010 after previous spells with Tommy Haas and Li Na, and Wozniacki is the latest to join the list of the former professional.

And Wozniacki is targeting a maiden major under the guidance of her new coach.

"I am excited to start training with Thomas. I am ready to develop my game and to work harder than ever before. And I know that when I deliver the job, I will also be a player who can win a grand slam," Wozniacki said on the new partnership.

Wozniacki has slipped to ninth in the world rankings having started 2012 as the world No. 1. With just one title to her name this season, the Dane was an alternate for the season-ending championships having missed out on the event in Istanbul for the second consecutive year.

On his new pupil, Hogstedt said: "I very much look forward to my new challenge as Caroline's coach and to improve her game. Together we will try to reach a level where she can win a grand slam."

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