Carlos Rodríguez (tennis coach)
|Coaching career (1994–)|
|Coachee Singles Titles total||48|
|Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total||2|
|List of notable tournaments
|Last updated on: 22 September 2014.|
Carlos Rodríguez is an Argentinian tennis coach most notable for his longtime tenure with former World No. 1 Justine Henin. As of 2011, the pair had been together for 15 years, but a portion of that span includes Henin's brief retirement from the pro circuit. Upon Henin's comeback, she insisted that she could not have any other coach than Rodriguez. Rodriguez obliged. He has since commented that her aspiration to return to the highest echelon of the women's game – and rankings, as she retired while holding the No. 1 ranking – has as much to do with factors off the court, that is, mental preparedness and her private life, as it does with her physical fitness or shot-making abilities.
In July 2012, Rodríguez was hired by former French Open champion Li Na on a trial basis. After becoming Li's full-time coach, he was credited for her late career surge during which she ascended to world No. 2 and won her second Major title at the 2014 Australian Open. In July 2014, Rodríguez and Li parted ways. Rodríguez resided in Beijing and runs a tennis academy there with Henin. In December 2014, he started coaching Daniela Hantuchová.
- New York Times: Good Times and Bad, Henin Kept Her Coach in View
- Australian Open Archived January 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Rothenberg, Ben (27 August 2012). "After Replacing Coach, Li Finds Quick Success". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
- "Li Na, Carlos Rodriguez part ways". ESPN. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- Sun, Xiaochen (13 April 2011). "Top coach to help China's future stars". China Daily. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- "Hantuchová to be coached by Carlos Rodriguez". Tennis.com. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
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