Petra has really opened my eyes to just how profoundly a player's team's organizational strength--or lack of it--can impact an individual's performance.
I've been seeing that,in various manifestations,with both of my current faves and an EX-fave,too.I wonder if the male players are equally impacted;I know that,in Nadal's case,his uncle Antonio has made a huge difference with wise counsel b/c,to be gentle,Rafa's intelligence doesn't come close to matching his on-court talent and dedication.In the future,analyzing the stability of the surrounding team will be a big factor in whether I adopt a player as a fave or merely cheer for her at times....gonna stick with Petra
,though,'til the end of the ride
You know Bruce: I was thinking the same thing, and had a feeling of sadness and disappointment, knowing that Petra would never have access to the best people under this current arrangement.
However, I didn't write that, cause I didn't want to be any more negative, than my speculation of her team and how it's decisions are made. Of course I voiced those concerns now.
Boy, I sure hope that Petra and Kotyza can over come all this. And maybe Csersonek can prove us wrong? But it's clear to me, that Csersonek is only interested in people that are close to him (or his cronies). I'm not sure I like this (for Petra).
Hopefully, our protest, the Czech & Tennis media (or maybe Martian Hingis and Navratilova via back channels) can force her team to make better selections and decisions--through embarrassment?
And he (the new fitness guy, if/when he's picked) better not be 50+ years old either. SMH
I just don't see the meticulous process of selecting a great team, befitting the talent and expectations of Petra. Sorry! I really don't.