Laura Robson hires Nick Saviano and Jesse Witten as new coaching team
British No 1 Laura Robson has a new coaching team in Americans Nick Saviano and Jesse Witten.
Robson has been without a coach since splitting from Miles Maclagan last month. But she has been training at veteran Saviano's academy in Florida during the off-season.
She worked briefly with the 57-year-old as a junior and has since gone through a string of coaches, including Martijn Bok, Patrick Mouratoglou, Zeljko Krajan and Maclagan.
Saviano is unlikely to go to a lot of tournaments with Robson - those duties will instead fall to 31-year-old Witten.
Witten, who will serve as both coach and hitting partner on the road, reached a career-high ranking of 163 three years ago, while in 2009 he made the third round at the US Open.
Saviano also coaches Robson's best friend Eugenie Bouchard and is expected to accompany the Canadian teenager - potentially one of the biggest stars in the game in the next 10 years - to the big tournaments.http://www1.skysports.com/news/12040/9033361/