Meet Flavia Pennetta’s Spanish Coach Salvador Navarro
38-year-old Salvador Navarro Gutierrez former Spanish tennis player is now the man working as coach of the Italian #26 in the world ranking Flavia Pennetta. Here is what we know about him.
Pennetta worked with coach Gabriel Urpi before she teamed up with Spanish coach Salvador Navarro who previously worked for David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo, Marc Lopez 3 ATP doble player, Juancarlos Ferrero, Guillermo garcial López, and Pablo Andújar.
Salvador Navarro has been a tennis coach since 2005, he studied at the National Tennis teacher high level in Spain. He was born in Barcelona, Spain on January 7, 1977.
During his active years as a tennis player Salvador Navarro who turned pro at the age 18, qualified for his only Grand Slam in 1997, at the French Open. He won his opening round match against countryman Marcos Aurelio Gorriz, in five sets, but would lose to Jan Siemerink in the second round.
He never made a quarter-final during his singles career on the ATP Tour but did have a win over world number 27 Sébastien Grosjean at the 2000 Torneo Godó, held in his hometown of Barcelona.
The right-hander also played doubles and was a semi-finalist, with partner Óscar Hernández, in the 2003 CAM Open Comunidad Valenciana. Despite only entering the tournament after another team withdrew, the Spanish pairing were able to upset third seeds Gastón Etlis and Martin Rodríguez in the quarter-finals.
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