Martina Navratilova to join Agnieszka Radwanska's coaching team
Add Martina Navratilova to the growing list of past tennis greats signing up to coach today's top players.
Navratilova will be working with Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, the 2012 Wimbledon runner-up and No. 6 in this season's final WTA rankings. Navratilova will work alongside Radwanska's current coach Tomasz Wiktorowski, joining the team in Miami after Christmas for their pre-season training block.
Both women tweeted Monday about the partnership, with Radwanska referring to Navratilova as ''the newest member of my coaching team.''
"I am absolutely delighted that Martina has agreed to help me and my team next season," Radwanska said. "She is my idol in tennis and I am honored we will be working together. Her achievements speak for themselves and I hope that I can learn from all her experience."
Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles as a player, wrote she is excited to work with Radwanska ''and her team'' and that it ''should be a fun ride.'' It will be her first time coaching an elite WTA player. "I did not sleep very well last night, thinking about getting back into match mode and the competitions," Navratilova said. "I am really excited about this opportunity to join Agnieszka's team and work with Tomasz and it is going to be a fun challenge."