Re: Marion's Road To Flushing Meadows 2008
I think Marion needs to get a real coach. Seriously, Walter seems like a nice man who loves his daughter alot but he isn't helping her ridiculous.
Telling her to put the weight on to get more power in her shots is just ridiculous. It saddens me that Marion isn't fulfiling her potential. She has the game to win Tier 1 and 2 titles and be a solid top 10 player but not the body. Playing all those matches in a row takes its toll on her; today she was limping really badly. And this isn't the first time this has happened. Like, I truly thought she was going to win Paris indoors earlier on this year but she injured her back in the second set of her semi against Anna C and lost something like 10 games in a row. If she was fit that wouldn't be happening. Experts like Navratilova have also said the exact same thing about her but she just won't listen to the good advice that could take her to new heights. Plus, if she were to get her body into shape she would be a much better mover and defender and therefore wouldn't have any major weaknesses in her game.
Still, it seems like she's getting her year back on a track. A tier 2 final is pretty good (though I can't overlook the fact it was very, very winnable).