Maria Kirilenko, who fails to promote beautiful adidas by Stella McCartney dresses enough, too often falling early in tournaments, has changed things in her tennis life, adopting her father Yuri Kirilenko as her new coach. Previously, she had been coached by Eric Van Harpen.
It’s like in the life, sometimes you feel you need to change something. Especially in sport, when something doesn’t work. Eric helped me a lot, I learned a lot of new things thanks to him. We are still good friends with him and his daughter Laura.
I hope this change will be beneficial for Maria’s career. I would love to see more of her.
Also, the world No.37 Kirilenko will appear in this month's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Here’s what the Russian said about the photo shoot she did last November:
I have very good memories of the photo shooting for Sports Illustrated. I went to Dominican Republic with my mother. I was there for three days and I had a great time! All days on the beach posing I can tell I was busy all the days but it was so nice! A great team worked with me. The great photographer Walter Iooss, I think it is a greatest photographer I ever work with. So, I can’t wait when the pictures come out! There are coming 15th of February I guess.
Knowing Maria Kirilenko, I expect the spread to be beautiful. (via Down the Line, photo: Ralf Reinecke)