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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 2007, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Paszek And Coach Splits

Tamira Paszek and coach Larri Passos have parted, concluding a partnership that spanned nearly two years and saw the 16-year-old Austrian rise from No. 365 to a career-high rank of No. 35 following her run to the Wimbledon round of 16 in July. Under Passos' guidance, Paszek, who celebrates her 17th birthday next Thursday, won her first career title in Portoroz last year and advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open in September.

"It was a pleasure working with Tamira for these two years," said Passos, best known as the coach of three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten. "I am happy that the mission I set myself to do was well done, but I felt the need to go for new challenges in my career. I believe in Tamira and so far she is in the right way."

Passos will continue coaching at his academy, the Instituto Larri Passos, in Santa Catarina, Brazil, and said he will consider other coaching offers as well.

Paszek, who constructs points with the confidence of a veteran, began working with Passos last year after her father phoned the Brazilian to request his services. Passos flew to Austria, was impressed with what he saw and has been working with Paszek since.

"He was one of the guys I was looking for, you know, a coach with a very big heart, big focus," Paszek said.

She signaled her status as a player with a promising future in 2006. As a 259th-ranked qualifier, Paszek won three rounds in qualifying to reach the main draw of the Tier IV Portoroz tournament then registered five more wins to become the seventh-youngest singles titlist in Sony Ericsson WTA Tour history at 15 years, 9 months and 18 days and the third lowest-ranked tournament champion in Tour history.
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That's a loss for Tamira, I hope she can find someone who makes her fulfill her potential. Passos is a great coach and, as far as I know, a great guy, too.
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sad news - he was good for her - hope she will find a good coach soon again and can go on, where she ended!!
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Richard and Oracene will be her new coaches

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If I were her, I would look for someone who knows every aspect of serving mechanics.
At her height, an efficient service motion is very important.

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. I hoped they would continue working together. Any news on who her next coach might be?

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If she hired someone like Harold Solomon who coached Capriati to her slam titles in 2001 and was responsible for her comeback, she could be top five material by the beginning of next year. She needs a physical coach like Harold who suits her game style.

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Richard and Oracene will be her new coaches
Why put Richard into this, Oracene is enough for her!
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Huge loss for Tamira. I still think she has a good future but this news really does subtantially downgrade my expectations for Tamira over the next year. Hope she can find someone else good but coaches of that standard are far and few between.

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If she hired someone like Harold Solomon who coached Capriati to her slam titles in 2001 and was responsible for her comeback, she could be top five material by the beginning of next year. She needs a physical coach like Harold who suits her game style.

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Ah, when Harold still had his dignity. (And dumped Jen as a client for regularly hitting the burger joints with then bf Malisse, who has a fast metabolism and burned it all off). After that, his next marquee client was Anna K. Who insisted on practicing in public a lot (where her silly worshippers could see her) and "played to the crowd" to sell more calendars, etc.
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Oh no - that's a huge loss

I really hope she'll find a good coach and not an Austrian moron like our male Tennis Players Maybe someone who can help her to get a serve

Tamira All the best for the next season!


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ooooooooohhhh, this is bad. she will go downhill from here
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ooooooooohhhh, this is bad. she will go downhill from here
I have never read something intelligent from you. Troll


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