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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 2007, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Joyce gets the axe

I was in Key Biscane today and everyone noticed that Marias coach Mike Joyce that has been with them for 3 years was replaced. There is no word on who was with her. Allthough it was heard her hitting partner couldn't make a ball in the court. Yuri apparrently told the hitting partner that he would only be making 2 dollars a day if he was in Russia and if one more ball was missed he would get axed with no money or food. I guess there is no such thing as loyalty when a bad match is played i guess. Its really a shame because Maria would be nowhere if it wasn't for Mikes brillance.
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Its really a shame because Maria would be nowhere if it wasn't for Mikes brillance.
I guess we'll find that out, won't we? I'll bet you a dollar she wins another slam sooner or later.

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Yuri Yuri Yuri................. (sigh)

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P.S. I like the name, Man-Child; it's a word that is severely underused
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Looks like Maria's going to have to learn a new set of signals.....

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might want to wait til this is confirmed
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yeah I don't think that they'd let him go after all that he's done for her.

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Hell of a first post.



...especially if it's not true.

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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 2007, 06:23 AM
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If Michael Joyce did get the axe, that may be a good thing. If the best he can do when she's struggling is to yell at her and say "FIND A WAY TO WIN" when he gets a chance to coach during a match, then I have a feeling she could find a better coach. And maybe a coach that wouldn't have allowed a couple of matches with the yips on serve to turn in to a three tournament long stretch of the yips by one of the best servers in the game. And if indeed the hitting partner couldn't keep a ball in the court, then yes, he needs to be axed too.
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 2007, 08:11 AM
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any official ifo on this!!!!!!!!!!!Hard to believe this one!
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Hopefully Yuri doesn't become her full time coach

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m joyce is a cool guy and all but i gotta tell you...i've seen him play couple of times and most girls i knowadays for a fact hit the ball harder than him. sorry but that's the truth.

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Players often change their coaches Monica went through loads after her comeback.
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why sack the coach when it is the player that loses?

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why sack the coach when it is the player that loses?
again....wait and see if its true before asking the big questions
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