Break Points: Ana Ivanovic Needs a New Coach

Notable results:

  • Bastad R32: Elias Ymer d. Mikhail Kukushkin, 6-3 7-5
  • Stuttgart R32: Lukas Rosol d. Alexander Zverev, 7-6(7) 7-6(9)
  • Bucharest R32: Simona Halep d. Indy de Vroome, 6-0 6-4

News and links:

Despite a successful season thus far, Ana Ivanovic parted ways with her coach, Nemanja Kontic:

Kontic’s contract expired after Wimbledon and, after amicable discussions, the pair decided not to renew it.

As usual, ESPN’s Body Issue includes a pair of tennis players. This year, the newly-uncovered stars are Tomas Berdych and Venus Williams, who features on one of the covers. If you haven’t seen any photos yet, I know you’ll click the link. But before you do, two words of warning: Prince Fielder.

Yesterday, David Ferrer woke up to the horrifying realization that he wasn’t playing a tournament next week. Fortunately, Hamburg offered him a wild card. They had previously reached out to Rafael Nadal, but Rafa’s a good friend–he knew that Ferrer needed it more.

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