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Mackie on top.

Perhaps you just don't follow Serena as closely as some. Because, yeah, she has mentioned him and thanked him more than once.
I follow Serena VERY closely, but I'm not a stalker And how long has Mackie been her trainer?
I wish I could say the same.


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Yes.



See there are many people on Serena's team and each has a job to do.....I am all for giving credit where it is due and not where the media wants to place it.




People place far too much emphasis on a coach in an individual sport like tennis. The coach can have all the strategies and hints, but it is up to the player to execute on the court.
....coaching how hard can it be.....Momma Vera coached Elena to a gold medal....I mean..
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You don't play, do you?
I sure do and very well I might add..... next question.

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Is that guy behind Mackie, Ricky Martin? He looks familiar.
Yes, and the girl beside him is Eva Longoria.
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Yes..may be it was him and I mixed it..but..everybody in the academy reached nothing..getting more worst than before..only Serena is the champ there ..and she was great champ before..
That was Baghdatis, but he also said he doesn't like the way Patrick worked, i think that is because Patrick works in a way that tennis comes first over everything, that was according to Rezai.
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Got to say Marcos Baghdatis summed it up quite perfectly, Patrick has helped her a tiny bit to be fair but I think he has got lucky and the plaudits for him have been well over-hyped from the media.
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I kiss the mom, not the daughter.
The daughter I save warm hugs for.Who doesn't or hasn't heard of Mackie being Serena's trainer?

He looks like an orange Leprechaun in this pic.

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Is that a pot of gold in the bedroom on the right?
I swear I can see something gleaming.

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Now you are just rubbing it in.....it is obvious spartanfan just watched a few Serena matches and thought he was a fan.
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I'm sure if Patrick could do his pre-season training with Serena is Florida, he would. But he's got his other charges from the Academy to think about and they're training in Mauritius. Most of the team, apart from Peng Shuai are French, and it makes sense since Mauritius is perfect conditions and warm this time of year and is French-speaking. They're staying at a nice resort, going by Patrick's photos on Facebook.

Serena is a world-class champion athlete. She knows what she's doing and what works best for her. Going back to train in Florida is probably what makes her feel more at home (close to family) and feels more like a business-like environment. Whether she has broken up personally and professionally with Patrick remains to be seen (or heard), but I highly doubt she would be sacrificing a proper preparation (and what makes HER feel comfortable) just to be with her coach/boyfriend.

Serena has her business to take care of and Patrick has his.
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Honestly, since 2009, Serena has not gone into the AO in bad form. After winning 09-10, she didn't attend 2011, then in 2012-13, she suffered freak injuries to her ankle. She rolled/sprained it in Brisbane (or Sydney, can't remember which) in 2012 and during the AO this year she rolled it again. The only thing that's been stopping Serena from winning the AO recently is Serena. Hopefully that will change next year. Based on form alone she should have 7 AOs.

Also, I'm glad she's training with Richard this off-season. He could probably get her to be more aggressive on hard courts again, not to mention getting that 2012 serve back. She had a hard time coming out of "clay mode" after RG and sometimes reverted back to it during the summer HC season and on. On hard courts, Serena needs to be the boss. She played far too defensively a lot of the time.
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They are a couple. Are we seriously still debating this? The photographic evidence goes way beyond that photo from 2012 and continues until very recently. If they are no longer, that info will probably take a little while to trickle out.

Preseason training is more about getting/staying in shape. This is where Mackie comes in and she probably prefers him and he ain't going to Mauritius. Patrick is not there to help her improve her backhand or serve. He is more a coach of matches and match-ups, and he helps her mentally (assuming all is well).

His whole family was there last year and all the people from MTA. He HAS to be there.

If he doesn't show up in Brisbane or is not in her players box but only in some 185th ranked MTA player's box, then we'll know if there's anything more to this.
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^ didnt mama williams help her win 2007?

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Can't wait to see what type of shape she's in.
SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The story of this thread is seeing how animated Anna Wintour was! Serena is the boss! That woman is ice.

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