WTA TennisStar, Genie Bouchard and Coach Saviano Set Sights on Summer Slams

Plantation, FL (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Summer tennis season is heating up. Both at the junior level and at the top, those atop the charts and the masses on a mission to topple their peers are in full swingtraining physically, preparing mentally, practicing tactically. On the WTA Tour, its clay court season in Europe as players prep for the red dirt of Roland Garros. And the desire to watch of many is Miss Eugenie Bouchard, WTAs 2013 Newcomer of the Year. The Canadian continues to be newsworthy as longtime coach Nick Saviano has helped change skills to weapons and expanded an arsenal that has already delivered a semifinal run at the years opening Grand Slam in Australia. The showing vaulting her to #19 in the world, Genie became the youngest player in the top-20 (currently #18).

Saviano has helped develop the games of other emerging young talents like American Sloane Stephens and the WTAs 2012 Newcomer of the Year, Briton Laura Robson. But after declining several offers to travel from players over the years, Saviano decided to return to a limited away schedule with Bouchard. She can process information very quickly, and she applies it, Saviano said of Bouchard, who started worked with the former ATP player and former USTA Director of High Performance when she was 12. Shes a very good athlete, she has good focus, and she has other factors. She feels comfortable on a big stage, which helps.

Comfort on a big stage was helpful earlier this month when Bouchard scored another semifinal appearance at a major WTA event in Charleston, defeating former #1 Jelena Jankovic and future Hall of Famer Venus Williams.

Saviano said he believes Genie is capable of raising her game to a level where simply playing her own game could be enough to beat anyone. Shell make tactical adjustments, and so on, but its more about her developing her skills and being able to impose her skills on other people as opposed to constantly reacting to everyone else, he said. When you watch Nadal or Federer or Serena Williams or Sharapova, they make little adjustments, but basically youre seeing them impose their game on other people, and thats the mentality I want you to see from her.

Major events are coming soon (Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros) and Genies elevated ranking means that she is now directly into tournaments that will put her against the very best in the world, veterans and seasoned Tour players whove played through the same pivotal point in a career that she now faces. I do try to walk around like I belong there, and play like I belong, and every time I walk on the court I believe I can win, she said. I think thats really important, to have that self-confidence. Off the court, I think Im not cocky, Im pretty humble, and I dont want to act like Ive been there when I havent. But when little things come, like winning some matches at Slams, I just try to take it in stride. Because I expect a lot from myself.

Its nice to have an army in your corner (see Genies Army), but it comes down to the player, a philosophy and execution. With Bouchards results to date, her take on her potential and the path to achieve it and a team that includes a proven mentor a coach who can keep her in the moment and grounded on the task currently at hand theres good reason to anticipate a few peers being toppled as Genies march through summer moves on.


Opportunity to Train With Coach Nick Saviano in Florida Now Available

Enrollment for the Summer Program at Saviano High Performance Tennis (SHPT) is now open. With all programming developed exclusively by Coach Nick Saviano and taught by Saviano and his world-class coaching staff, players enjoy the same training that has delivered USTA National Champions, NCAA National Champions and success at the elite professional level.

Its essential to create a path to maximizing a players potential. Success has a starting point, no one was born #1 or was given a trophy. Its work, its effort, its dedication. We excel at creating a foundation where success has the best opportunity, says Saviano.

SHPT is located in Plantation, Florida, centrally located in the greater Fort Lauderdale, area between Miami and Palm Beach.

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