NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Jelena Gencic is getting her due
Jelena Gencic's name is not a familiar one in the world of tennis. She played Fed Cup for Yugoslavia in 1973 and lost every match she played. She helped train both Monica Seles and Goran Ivanisevic. And when he was seven, Novac Djokovic began training with Gencic, who coached him for five years. Joel Drucker has a feature about Gencic's influence on Djokovic, which includes some hallmarks of the women's game--serious attention to footwork, measured groundstrokes, deliberate serving technique.