Posted November 10, 2011 on AP on Fox

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil serves in his second round match against Andy Roddick of the United States of America during day three of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Brazil's top-ranked tennis player Thomaz Bellucci has ended his partnership with Gustavo Kuerten's former coach Larri Passos. Bellucci says they reached an agreement to part ways after a series of disappointing results. Passos was Kuerten's coach when the Brazilian won three Roland Garros titles. Since hiring Passos about a year ago, Bellucci has won 25 matches and lost another 25, without winning a title. The 36th-ranked player said in a statement late Wednesday that he was grateful for all that he learned from Passos but that it was better to end the partnership.
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