10 Jun 2009

Ivanovic parts ways with coach

12:03 pm on 10 June 2009

The former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic has cut ties with the tennis coach Craig Kardon after working with him for only four months.

The Serb hired Kardon in February but the former coach of Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport, Mary Pierce and Jennifer Capriati has failed to halt her slide in form.

Twelve months after climbing to the top of the world rankings following her first grand slam title at Roland Garros, she dropped out of the top 10 this week and is now 13th after her fourth round exit at Roland Garros.