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Sharapova's first coach Yudkin dies at 73
September 12, 2009 / 2:41 PM / 8 years ago

Sharapova's first coach Yudkin dies at 73

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova’s first tennis mentor, Yuri Yudkin, has died at the age of 73, the Russian tennis federation said on Saturday.

Yudkin coached Sharapova at the Black Sea resort of Sochi between 1992 and 1994 before she moved to the United States to train with the Nick Bollettieri academy in Bradenton, Florida.

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