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Red face Ungrateful Nadia Slams Former Coach Glen Schaap In Linz Interview

LINZ, Austria, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Russian Nadia Petrova credited her success on the WTA tour this year to her decision to sack former coach Glen Schaap. [Schaap guided Petrova to her 1st title in Linz 2005]
The 24-year old cut her ties with the Dutchman late last year as she felt he was controlling too much of her life.

"When we started working together I was young and he was trying to create someone he was thinking was the right person," Petrova told reporters in Linz, where she begins the defence of her title against Israel's Shahar Peer.


"I was told how to behave, what I should be, but the person he was trying to create was somebody else. It was not suiting who am I in reality."
After trials with several other coaches over the last few months, she is now working with Tatiana Matoukhnuke and Roger Anderson and feels that she works better under a more relaxed regime.

This year she has claimed titles in Doha, Amelia Island, Charleston, Berlin and Stuttgart and has also qualified for next month's season-ending WTA Championships in Madrid.


"I started developing as me," said Petrova.

"I opened up to the outside world and started to have fun off-court and that's definitely worked very well for me.

"We shouldn't forget we have another life to live after tennis.

"I finally had the opportunity to make my own decisions and that really changed me as a person and made me more grown up and made me appreciate and enjoy life a little bit more. "Now I really enjoy sightseeing and being outside, checking things out, a bit of shopping, some movies, going to nice places to have dinner, going to the bars, going to the night clubs, just really appreciating what's around."
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Good for Nadia!
I am glad she took charge of her life. Go Girl!
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Nadia's Coaching Merry Go Round

Glen Schaap (fired at end of 2005)
Herself (fired during Sydney 2006)
Alexander Mityaev (fired during Australian Open 2006)
Andy Fahlke (fired after winning Doha 2006 / Miami R16)
Tomas Iwanski (fired during USO 2006)
Tatiana Matoukhnuke and Roger Anderson

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Didn't she dump a coach after the AO or FO? Wasn't the reason given that she wanted someone tougher?

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you forgot Andy Fahlke. With him she won Doha.
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you forgot Andy Fahlke. With him she won Doha.
OK I added him now ... didn't even know about him
geez when is Nadia going to realize that it is her own fault that she is not getting the results she wants
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Andy Fahlke (fired after winning Miami 2006)
Kuznetsova won Miami!
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I honestly believe in her words. For me, she always seemed too serious about her career, like she didn't see anything else except tennis. I honestly think that developing a social life in a healthy way can help you to play more relaxed and happy and that's where the good results come from.

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Nadia's Coaching Merry Go Round

Glen Schaap (fired at end of 2005)
Herself (fired during Sydney 2006)
Alexander Mityaev (fired during Australian Open 2006)
Andy Fahlke (fired after winning Doha 2006 / Miami R16)
Tomas Iwanski (fired during USO 2006)
Tatiana Matoukhnuke and Roger Anderson
didn't realize Nadia had so many coaches! and all in one year!!!
Anyway I say Glen Schaap at her matches and he really looked like he cared about her... anyway I think she shoulda stuck with him, but whatever... Nadia should know who's best for her...
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I fail to see how she is ungrateful? Somebody enlighten me please. She pays for these coaches with her hard earned money. Why should she not have the option to go through as many as she wants to find the right combination? Many players including Na Li, should learn from this. Why keep working with someone that simply isn't bringing in the results? Oh but silly me, how could I forget? Na Li can't decide on anything since she's controlled by the Chinese government.

Keep the hate threads coming! I them because I can always throw it in your face how Nadia is top 5 and Na Li, well...she's falling.

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Nadia didn't slam Glen Schaap. She just explained why she made the coaching change. They grew apart and Nadia needed to make a big change in career and life by leaving him and it's paid off for her.

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Nadia didn't slam Glen Schaap. She just explained why she made the coaching change. They grew apart and Nadia needed to make a big change in career and life by leaving him and it's paid off for her.
I agree
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Nadia didn't slam Glen Schaap. She just explained why she made the coaching change. They grew apart and Nadia needed to make a big change in career and life by leaving him and it's paid off for her.

Seems fair.

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I fail to see how she is ungrateful? Somebody enlighten me please. She pays for these coaches with her hard earned money. Why should she not have the option to go through as many as she wants to find the right combination? Many players including Na Li, should learn from this. Why keep working with someone that simply isn't bringing in the results? Oh but silly me, how could I forget? Na Li can't decide on anything since she's controlled by the Chinese government.

Keep the hate threads coming! I them because I can always throw it in your face how Nadia is top 5 and Na Li, well...she's falling.
Glen brought her her 1st tournament title in Linz 2005. When she returns to Linz in 2006, she should thank him ... Without Glen, Nadia would still have no tournament titles and probably Schiavone would have won Amelia Island 2006 so that means Nadia would be the best player on tour without a title it is really annoying that Nadia sacks coach after coach. Ultimately she is the reason for her losses, not her coaches.

anyway, Nadia is a player that has already reached her peak in the WTA while Na is a player will will be breaking records for years to come
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Glen brought her her 1st tournament title in Linz 2005. When she returns to Linz in 2006, she should thank him ... Without Glen, Nadia would still have no tournament titles and probably Schiavone would have won Amelia Island 2006 so that means Nadia would be the best player on tour without a title it is really annoying that Nadia sacks coach after coach. Ultimately she is the reason for her losses, not her coaches.

anyway, Nadia is a player that has already reached her peak in the WTA while Na is a player will will be breaking records for years to come


Na Li is slightly older than Petrova you halfwit. I doubt Na will be breaking records for years to come. She's still 0-4 against Petrova and more importantly, she will lose all her funding when she fails to win Olympic gold for China.

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