World No.1 Victoria Azarenka started working with Amelie Mauresmo, former No.1 and two-time Grand Slam champion, and now we have photo proof that the two have already realized their cooperation in practice, preparing for the upcoming Roland Garros on the clay courts of Monaco. The photo was posted today on the Facebook page of Roland Garros.
Let me remind you, the greatest gap in Mauresmo’s career is the fact that she hadn’t managed to win her home Grand Slam of Roland Garros, even though her game is well-suited for clay. She’s never been past the quarterfinals of the tournament, while at all the other Grand Slam she went further. She did win WTA titles on clay, six of her career 25, but at Roland Garros she always seemed to be blocked by nervousness. After her loss to Nicole Vaidisova at the 2006 French Open, Mauresmo said: “I think people should start looking for me at other tournaments.”
Azarenka’s best performance at Roland Garros were the 2009 and 2011 quarterfinals.