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Sharapova and coach Hogstedt part ways

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July 13, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Maria Sharapova is on the lookout for a new coach © PA Photos
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Maria Sharapova says she and coach Thomas Hogstedt have decided to "part ways" after nearly three years working together.

On her personal website, Sharapova says Hogstedt will be unable to travel in the immediate future, and that they both agreed she should find another coach.

"After almost three years of working together, Thomas Hogstedt and I decided to part ways," Sharapova said. "Due to personal issues, he was not able to travel in the near future and we both agreed it was the right time to move our separate ways.

"I am very thankful for all his work, and wish him much success in the future."

Sharapova, who won three grand slam events from 2004-2008 but has won only the 2012 French Open title since, lost in the second round at Wimbledon this year. She says she expects to announce a new coach in a few days.

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