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Chip Brooks helps take Jankovic to new level

Chip Brooks (second from left)
Chip Brooks (second from left)

Since becoming her traveling coach earlier this year, Chip Brooks has already helped Jelena Jankovic to one of her biggest wins by earning the title at Indian Wells.

One of the most respected coaches in the game, Brooks has coached at some point the likes of Agassi, Courier, Sampras and many others. As one of the elite WTA players, is a Grand Slam title next for Jelena?

Here's what a column on Bleacher Report states:

This year, Jelena has been working with a new coach-a chap named Chip Brooks, who has been at the Nick Bollittieri academy for a number of years.

Chip has been impressing on Jelena to play much further up the court and not concede too much territory behind the baseline. Chip has also been helping Jelena to go for more on her first and second serves; after all, Jelena is quite tall so should be able to deliver a strong serve more often than she has been doing.

Chip has also been advising Jelena how to approach different opponent's games. Chip has an impressiveve resume...I understand he has worked with Courier, Agassi, and Sampras when they were youths at the Bollittieri academy.

The results were there for everyone to see. I thought that was the smartest and best I've seen Jelena play for a number of years. What really impressed me was how often Jelena held her serve in those matches-she was hardly broken at all. Jelena usually has a harder time holding serve consistently.

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