When I ask players who is coached by her dad/mom they say they prefer this because of their emotional needs. They say a professional coach can't understand what we are feeling on the court and off the court, we may have problems in our private life and when we were traveling we need someone who knows us well. Therefore we choose our dad to coach us.
Maybe they are right but on Sabine situation she really needs a professional team. I don't say her parents should leave her, they should keep travelling with her but they should not touch her tennis. I'm sure Mr. Richard Lisicki has a great tennis knowledge and I'm also sure her mom helps and takes care of Sabine but I believe this is not enough for a player who is a Wimbledon Semi-finalist, Charleston/Birmingham/Texas champion.
I talked with all the players but about Sabine I talked with some of them and their team members. I think giving their name is not fair..
I talked Sharapova's team about the semi final match. I asked what was the key point behind Sharapova's comeback in that match. The guy said "Sabine has has great tennis skills and her tennis suites well on grass. Maria didn't need to do something special, Sabine gifted the match. When she started to fail on serve, she was done. This helped Maria to believe she can win and she started to dominate the match."
Another guy who is coaching a player said "Normally she was able to defeat Vera in Rolland Garros, she played amazing but I still don't know how her team didn't notice she has celiac disease before that time. This is a big fault. She needs a professional team." When he said that I said "If she needs a professional coach why Nick Bollettieri is not helping her and tell her she needs it" he replied "Nick Bollettieri doesn't care his players team, if he believes she has a professional coach, he won't say"
This list will continue like this.
Btw, I also noticed that Marion Bartoli, Andrea Petkovic and Sam loves Sabine so much