Daily Bagel: Raonic splits with coach; Murray on future of British tennis
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• Caroline Wozniacki beat No. 1 Serena Williams in an exhibition match in front of a home crowd at the Energi Denmark Champions Battle on Thanksgiving Day.
• Serena also starred in Pirelli’s 2016 calendar.
• Sam Stosur has started her off season training and talked about her health and training heading into 2016. She has just started workign with Stefano Barsacchi from Tennis Australia, who is also Daria Gavrilova's trainer.
"The off-court stuff, it always varies. I did a strength session twice this week in the gym, but that was the first two times this month—it all depends on how many matches you’re playing and that kind of thing to [determine] how much I’m in the gym doing strength. I’m sure people think I’m in the gym doing weights every couple of days, which is just not true—there’s no way. A lot of my cardio fitness I do on a bike."
• Milos Raonic has split with his coach Ivan Ljubicic:
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• After leading Great Britain to its first Davis Cup title since 1936, Andy Murray expressed his frustration with the Lawn Tennis Association and its handling of the next generation of players:
“I don’t know where the next generation are. It is a shame because, regardless of whether or not we had a load of players at the top of the professional game, the juniors were never a problem before. We used to have junior No. 1s, and juniors competing for Grand Slams on the guys’ and the girls’ side. It was just that bringing them on to become the best seniors was something we weren’t so good at. Whereas now we don’t even have the juniors. Katie Swan is a very good young girl but there are not loads coming through.”
• Kei Nishikori has signed a lifetime contract with Wilson and he will use the rackets until the end of his career. He also has a limited edition Kei Nishikori Jaguar:
• Madison Keys and CoCo Vandeweghe joined the latest episode of the WTA Insider podcast.
• Despite several injuries this season, Jelena Jankovic says she wants to return to the top of the game.
“To come back to [the] top, improve my game and be in good shape. That is the primary goal. Injuries were stopping [me] not only physically, but [also] mentally. Every time I had to come back, I had to start from there [scratch]. In the last couple of months, I have been able to get that consistency on a daily basis.”
• Chris Evert’s to-do list includes polishing her Wimbledon trophies: