Re: Jana Novotna and Iwona Kuczynska confirmed as Bartoli's new full time coachs!
For all the flakk she and her father get.... their odd routines must work.
Marion is one of the most unathletically gifted tennis players I've ever seen.... so they must have done something right.
The "gladiator bat" part, while funny, does have a purpose. It HAS to weigh a reasonable amount, and if she gets used to swinging something heavy like that then it should help condition the muscles she uses to hit groundstrokes which will hopefully add more power.
I definitely like all the quirky things she does in her routine.... not because they are funny but because they actually work and have a purpose.