Posted May 27, 2012 on AP on Fox

DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 27: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia returns a shot to Serena Williams of the United States in game one of round robin play during the Sony Ericsson WTA Championships at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on October 27, 2009 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Shortly after losing in the first round of the Italian Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova decided to make a change. With a straight-set win in the opening round of the French Open already complete, it looks like it was a change for the better. The 2009 French Open champion has struggled since winning her second Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. But after the disappointing loss in Rome two weeks ago, the 26th-seeded Russian started training with Hernan Gumy, the Argentine coach who previously worked with Marat Safin. ''I really enjoy working with him,'' said Kuznetsova, who beat Mirjana Lucic of Croatia 6-1, 6-3 Sunday. ''He's, I think, someone who I was looking for for a very long time. I understand him perfectly.'' Kuznetsova won the U.S. Open in 2004 and reached a career-high No. 2 ranking in 2007. But she has reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament only once since her title at Roland Garros. She dropped out of the top 10 in 2010 and won her last singles title in Carlsbad...
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