Laura Robson is to work with veteran American coach Nick Saviano next year, according to BBC Sport.

The Brit, 19, appointed Saviano as her new coach yesterday. She has been without a coach since her and Miles Maclagan split in October. 

The move comes as no surprise, with Robson training at Saviano's Florida-based academy during the off-season. Jesse Witten, the former world 163, will be Robson's hitting partner and coach during the major tournaments. 

Although Robson reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and the third round at both the Australian and US Opens, Robson had an indifferent 2013, as poor form in-between the grand slams saw her finish the season outside the top 30 in 45th. 

Saviano, 57, is one of the best-known and respected coaches in America.

Despite being appointed Robson's coach, he is not expected to travel to the major tournaments with her. He will instead be working with her best friend Eugenie Bouchard, with Robson expected to be working with Witten. 

Robson will start the 2014 season on the 31st December at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

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