Bellucci ends partnership with coach Larri Passos

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.