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Tracking the post-Kotyza era

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After seven fantastic years together I will no longer be working with my coach David Kotyza. We had a great run together, winning two Wimbledons, 17 titles and enjoying many laughs. I would like to thank David for the many things he taught me both on and off the court and I wish him all the very best in the future
A thread because most here have long wanted this. I OTOH have maintained that - at best - it won't improve her overall results.

So if anyone else wants to post in this thread great. If not I'll just post tournament results. At some point we'll be able to compare with and without.

P.S. I'd thought she'd been with Kotyza for longer than seven years

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Match 1 (coach less) Fed Cup - loses to Niculescu 3-6, 4-6
Match 2 (coach less) Fed Cup - loses to Halep 4-6, 6-3, 3-6
The above is PK's first 0-2 Fed Cup performance

Match 3 (Still "Lone Gunwoman") Dubai R2 - loses to Brengle 6-0, 6(1)-7, 3-6

Match 4 (Still "Lone Gunwoman") Doha R2 - defeats Strycova 7-6(2) 6-4
Match 5 (Still "Lone Gunwoman") Doha R3 - loses to Ostapenko 7-5, 2-6, 1-6

Match 6 (Still "Lone Gunwoman") IW R2 - defeats Kovinic 6-4. 3-6, 7-6(5)
Match 7 (Still "Lone Gunwoman") IW R3 - defeats Larsson 6-3. 4-6, 7-5
Match 8 (Still "Lone Gunwoman") IW R4 - defeats Gibbs 4-6. 6-3, 6-4
Match 9 (Still "Lone Gunwoman") IW QF - loses to Radwanska 3-6, 6(3)-7

Match 10 (Still "Lone Gunwoman") Miami R2 - defeats Falconi 6-1, 6-4
Match 11 (Still "Lone Gunwoman") Miami R3 - loses to Makarova 4-6, 4-6 (was up 4-1 in the first)
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PK promotes her hitting partner to "coach."

Match 12 (With pseudo-coach) Stuttgart R1 - defeats Chirico 6-0, 6-0
Match 13 (With pseudo-coach) Stuttgart R2 - defeats Niculescu 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-2
Match 14 (With pseudo-coach) Stuttgart QF - defeats Muguruza 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
Match 14 (With pseudo-coach) Stuttgart SF - loses to Kerber 4-6, 6-4, 2-6
The above matches PK's best performance at Stuttgart (2012)

Match 15 Madrid R1 - defeats Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-2
Match 16 Madrid R2 - defeats Vesnina 6-3, 6-3
Match 17 Madrid R3 - loses to Gavrilova 3-6, 4-6
The above is PK's worst Madrid performance since 2013

Match 18 Rome R2 - loses to Keys 3-6, 4-6


Match 19 RG R1 - defeats Kovinic 6-2, 6-2
Match 20 RG R2 - defeats Hseih 6-4, 6-1
Match 21 RG R3 - loses to Rogers 0-6, 7-6(3), 0-6


Match 22 Birmingham R2 - defeats Safarova 6-3, 6-2
Match 23 Birmingham R3 - loses to Ostapenko 4-6, 6-4, 3-6

Match 24 Eastbourne R2 - defeats Babos 6-4, 7-6(5)
Match 25 Eastbourne R3 - loses to Konta 5-7, 6-4, 0-6

Match 25 Wimbledon R1 - defeats Cirstea 6-0, 6-4
Match 26 Wimbledon R2 - loses to Makarova 5-7, 6(5) -7

Match 27 Montreal R1 - defeats Linette 6-1, 6-2
Match 28 Montreal R2 - defeats Petkovic 6-2, 6-4
Match 29 Montreal R3 - loses to Kuznetsova 6(2)-7, 3-6


Match 30 Olympics R1 - defeats Babos 6-1 6-2
Match 31 Olympics R2 - defeats Wozniacki 4-6 6-4 6-4
Match 32 Olympics R3 - defeats Makarova 4-6 6-4 6-4
Match 33 Olympics QF - defeats Svitolina 6-2 6-0
Match 34 Olympics SF - loses to Puig 4-6, 6-1, 3-6
Match 35 Olympics 3rd Place - defeats Keys 7-5, 2-6, 6-2


Match 36 New Haven R1 - defeats Chirico 1-6 6-1 6-3
Match 37 New Haven R2 - defeats Bouchard 6-3 6-2
Match 38 New Haven QF - defeats Makarova 6-3 6-1
Match 39 New Haven SF - loses to Radwanska 1-6, 1-6


Match 40 US Open R1 - defeats Ostapenko 7-5 6-3
Match 41 US Open R2 - defeats Buyukakcay 7-6(2) 6-3
Match 42 US Open R3 - defeats Svitolina 6-3 6-4
Match 43 US Open R4 - loses to Kerber 3-6, 5-7


Match 44 Tokyo R2 - defeats Brengle 6-3 6-r
Match 45 Tokyo R3 - loses to Puig 6-1, 4-6, 4-6


Match 46 Wuhan R1 - defeats Ostapenko 6-3 6-1
Match 47 Wuhan R2 - defeats Svitolina 6-3 6-1
Match 48 Wuhan R3 - defeats Kerber 6-7(10) 7-5 6-4
Match 49 Wuhan QF - defeats Konta 6-3 6-4
Match 50 Wuhan SF - defeats Halep 6-1 6-2
Match 51 Wuhan F - defeats Cibulkova 6-1 6-1
The above is PK's first title of 2016

Match 52 Beijing R2 - defeats Wang Y 6-4 6-1
Match 53 Beijing R3 - defeats Muguruza 6-2 7-6(5)
Match 54 Beijing QF - loses to Keys 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-7(5)


Match 55 Luxembourg R1 - defeats Hseih 7-5 6-0
Match 56 Luxembourg R2 - defeats Lepchenko 4-6 6-2 6-1
Match 57 Luxembourg QF - defeats Larsson 6-2 6-2
Match 58 Luxembourg SF - defeats Davis 7-5, 6-3
Match 59 Luxembourg F - loses to Niculescu 4-6, 0-6


Match 60 Zhuhai RR1 - defeats Vinci 6-1 6-2
Match 61 Zhuhai RR2 - defeats Strycova 6-1 6-4
Match 62 Zhuhai SF - defeats Zhang S. 6-2 6-2
Match 63 Zhuhai F - defeats Svitolina 6-4 6-2


Match 64 Fed Cup - loses to Garcia 6(6)-7, 3-6


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this place may actually be somewhat active now, revitalised so to speak
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Her game is in it's worst state since at least 2013 right now... IMO this split could not have come at a better time. I liked Kotyza and his calming presence in Petra's career but her game has regressed since 2011 and frankly, this split has been long overdue.

I'm not expecting much from her new partnership (with whomever it will be), but a fresh voice/idea/direction could be exactly what she needs to elevate her game to a higher level. And hey, even if it doesn't work out, at least she did something about it and not carry on getting the same mediocre results with Kotyza (two Wimbledon titles notwithstanding). Here's to hopefully a new Petra and better results.
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Well this is what a lot of people here have been waiting for. I myself belong to those who believe that with any other coach than David Kotyza Petra still would be slamless. I think there is no other coach that could squeeze more out of Petra than David. But I really hope I am wrong and at the end I am glad that she made this decision because she was declining and something fundamental had to be done.

It will be interesting to see who Petra chooses and how will new coach's regime reflect on her results. I am rooting for Martina Navratilova though I am not sure they would work together chemistry-wise. Martina is a hard worker but Petra is more an ethereal kind of person. It could end with Petra burning out like when Alex Stober came on board.
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I am hoping she will team up with Martina. I am sure she will inspire her to work hard to become the next world number one.
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I am hoping she will team up with Martina. I am sure she will inspire her to work hard to become the next world number one.
she needs to get her on the phone ASAP...i'm sure Navratilova is dying EVEN more to get the call from her now that news of Kotyza getting canned is out
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Who do you think will get the gig? I doubt it will be Navratilova unless she's changed her mind about not wanting to travel much.

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I expect it to be a woman.
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They just talked about this on TTC...Davenport said she wouldn't be surprised if it's a relatively unknown Czech guy

She did say that this change was long overdue and despite the great relationship Petra had w/ Kotyza...that something just wasn't clicking and that Petra is too good of a player for what her results indicate
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She will hire some Czech nobody (Cernosek's recommendation).
It won't help. One/two titles this year but horrible results at all GS.
She will fire the guy at the end of the year but before she finds some real coach she gets pregnant and ends her career.

I can speak Czech. What's your superpower?
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Who is Larry Stefhanki? Oh . . Roddick's coach. Strange choice IMO

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^ Is the person running that twitter account for real though? - they come across as a deluded fantasist.
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^ Is the person running that twitter account for real though? - they come across as a deluded fantasist.
I'd say a teen having silly fun but yeah her postings make it doubtful that she's not pranking.

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