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French Open 2022: Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic lends helping hand to Sorana Cirstea as she beat Tatjana Maria 6-3, 6-3

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French Open 2022: Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic lends helping hand to Sorana Cirstea as she beat Tatjana Maria 6-3, 6-3- Sorana Cirstea made the  second round on Sunday with a little help from 2001 Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic, the coach of world number one and reigning Roland Garros champion Novak Djokovic. Follow more Updates with InsideSport.IN

The 32-year-old Romanian, who reached the quarter-finals in Paris in 2009, eased past Tatjana Maria 6-3, 6-3 to set up a clash with former US Open champion Sloane Stephens for a place in the last 32.

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French Open 2022: Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic lends helping hand to Sorana Cirstea as she beat Tatjana Maria 6-3, 6-3

Cirstea said she had enjoyed taking on board tips from Ivanisevic whose main job is to steer Djokovic to a 21st Grand Slam title.

“I just asked for his help and I was lucky enough to get an hour of his time at practice two days ago. I talked with him a little bit about what’s going through my head and just tennis talk,” said 26th seed Cirstea.

“And today I was very surprised to see him because I know he’s very busy with Novak. He’s just been giving me a few tips and tricks from a Grand Slam champion, and as a coach of No. 1, and someone that has so much experience.”

Seeded 26th, Cirstea is playing her 14th main draw at the French Open and her best effort was reaching the quarter-finals in 2009. Her best performance so far this year are two semifinal appearances at Lyon Open and Istanbul Open. At the Australian Open this year she reached until the fourth round and went down Iga Swiatek 7-5, 3-6, 3-6.

French Open 2022: Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic lends helping hand to Sorana Cirstea as she beat Tatjana Maria 6-3, 6-3

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