Clara Burel Enlists Former World No. 12 Tatiana Golovin as Coach for Career Boost

Clara Burel Enlists Former World No. 12 Tatiana Golovin as Coach for Career Boost

Aurélie Sacchelli, Media365, published on Friday April 19, 2024 at 9:46 a.m.

Clara Burel confirmed this week in Rouen that she had been working for several weeks with Tatiana Golovin, former world number 12.

This week, Clara Burel occupies 44th place in the world, the best ranking of her career, at just 23 years old. But the Breton, currently French No. 2 behind Caroline Garcia, hopes to climb the hierarchy, and that is why she decided to enlist the services of Tatiana Golovin. Burel confirmed this collaboration in the columns of The team, on the sidelines of the Rouen tournament during which she was eliminated Thursday in the round of 16. “We’ve been working together since the Miami tournament. I hope it lasts. As soon as she can travel with me, she’ll be there. It’s a good thing to have her by my side. She helps me on lots of little things”, confided the 2018 junior world champion. In the past, Clara Burel was coached by Alexia Dechaume, Olivier Malcor and Thierry Champion. But since the French Tennis Federation decided to no longer make Thierry Champion available to him, it was his companion, ranked 1/6, who acted as coach. “He can help me organize my warm-ups, my training. He can give me advice and help me analyze my opponents a little. (…) I get asked about my coach at every tournament! “At the moment, I’m not training with anyone specific, but I’m training,” Burel said during the last Australian Open, where she reached the third round for the fourth time in her Grand Slam career.

Two tournaments on Golovin’s singles track record

But since March, Tatiana Golovin (36 years old) has been at his side to provide him with advice as a former world No. 12. Victorious in two tournaments on the WTA circuit (Amelia Island and Portoroz in 2007), finalist in five other tournaments and victorious at Roland-Garros in mixed doubles with Richard Gasquet in 2004, the native of Moscow had to end her career as soon as the age of 21 due to serious back problems. Having become a television consultant and mother of three children, she attempted a return to competition at the end of 2019, losing her first two matches, before giving up. For the first time, she attempted the adventure of high-level coaching, with Clara Burel in full progress. This season, the Breton, who confided in January that she mainly wanted to improve in service, has won 10 of her 19 matches in all competitions. We will find her in the coming weeks at the WTA 1000 in Madrid and Rome, and at the ITF in St-Malo. With only 30 points to defend in the coming month, she has enough to climb the rankings. And get seeded status at Roland-Garros thanks to “Tati”?

2024-04-19 07:46:00
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