Maria Sharapova has not committed full-time to former coach Thomas Högstedt.
But given her improving health after a long-term forearm injury, she said his work ethic is what she needs right now. And he brings fresh intel into the collaboration.
“With Thomas … he’s coached a lot against me since and I appreciate that feedback coming back into the team,” she said after losing a tight one to Caroline Garcia in the first round.
“He has a great work ethic. And I’m all for that. I’m not shy of putting in the work.”