Matej Lipták became the new coach of Swiss tennis player Belinda Benčičová. The captain of the Slovakian team in the Billie-Jean King Cup will lead the world number 12 at the Roland Garros Grand Slam, which will start in Paris on May 28.
The Swiss woman with Slovak roots confirmed this in an interview with the daily Blick. In the past, Lipták led Dominika Cibulková to a triumph at the MS WTA Tour in Singapore and to the finals at the Australian Open.
He also trained another former Slovak representative, Daniela Hantuchová, Lukáš Lack, and Czech Petra Kvitová. Lipták has been the captain of the Slovak team in the Billie-Jean King Cup since 2009.Read more New in tennis: Bodyguard against hate. Most of the anger is directed at Djokovic
“Matej and I have known each other for a long time and we started training together a week ago. We’ll see how it will work for us,” said Benčičová, who will play against a qualifier in the first round of singles at Roland Garros.
According to the Olympic singles champion from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, her priority will be to prepare well for the grass part of the season, which culminates in Wimbledon.
Source: Pravda – Športweb – Futbal – Hokej by sportweb.pravda.sk.
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