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Old 10-07-2012, 07:46 PM   #619
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Harold Solomon (born September 17, 1952, in Washington, D.C.) is a former American professional tennis player during the 1970s and 1980s. He achieved a career-high ranking of No. 5 in the world in 1980.
He ranked among the world's Top 10 singles players four out of five consecutive years: 1976, 1978, 1979 and 1980.



Coaching career

Solomon began coaching in the early 1990s. He is largely identified with women's pro Mary Joe Fernandez, whom he tutored for five years.

He also helped Jennifer Capriati return to top form in the late 1990s. He was initially contacted by Jennifer's father, but said he would not coach her until Jennifer called him herself. After she did, he helped lead her to two titles in 1999 and to the semifinals in the Australian Open. In 2000, however, Solomon and Capriati parted ways after he was frustrated by her lack of focus. She would then go on to win 3 Grand Slams and obtain the Number One ranking.

He also aided and refined the careers of Jim Courier, Justin Gimelstob, Monica Seles, Mirjana Lučić, Anna Kournikova, and Daniela Hantuchová.[5] Solomon has also coached players in the finals of Grand Slam Events, and to Gold and Silver medals at the Olympic Games.[6]

In 2007 former world # 3 Brian Gottfried joined the coaching staff at the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute in Fort Lauderdale.[3]

He also worked with Elena Dementiava before her retirement.
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