Anna's mom, was she a good coach? -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2003, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,204
Anna's mom, was she a good coach?

People used to say to Anna in the past that she should stop having her mother as a coach in order to improve. However, when Anna was in the top10 and having some great results, wasn't her mother the coach? Hello!!! It seems to me that all the other coaches didn't succeed, but her mother was the best. What happened exactly?
selesrules is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2003, 12:45 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sailing my ship
Posts: 3,626
the other coaches couldn't succeed because of Alla's interference. I think Alla has her daughter's best interests at heart, but she never allowed anyone to really coach her daughter.

I think Anna getting into the top ten had more to do with her remaining healthy and injury-free rather than anything her mother did. I didn't agree with Alla coaching Anna because I didn't feel that she was qualified to help Anna with certain aspects of her game. Plus, I think she overworked Anna. Anna played constantly and that is one of the reasons that her body is so worn down now.

Anyway, that's my opinion. For whatever it is worth.
apoet29 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2003, 12:53 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 377
what apoet said: could not agree more

there are a lot of dark clouds hanging over Anna's future - injuries, no coach, no confidence, no results

all are linked.

things look like they might get worse before they get better
Scorch is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2003, 01:16 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: United States
Posts: 7,278
no she is not and was not a good coach. Even richard williams and oracene who are great coaches knew that their daughters needed outside help as well and got them that without interfering. They don't get in the way when bjk has some pointers or whatever.

alla should step aside but now its really on anna's shoulders she is an adult and can do what she wants.

The WTA Women of Wonder Featuring....The Goddess: Venus Williams The Glamazon: Serena Williams The Lioness: Jennifer Capriati The High Priestess: Monica Seles The Saint: Kim Clijsters The Phoenix: Chanda Rubin The Bon Vivant: Amelie Mauresmo The Titan: Lindsay Davenport The Courtesan: Anna Kournikova The Exile: Martina Hingis The Sorceress: Anatasia Myskina The Minx: Maria Sharapova
Cybelle Darkholme is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome