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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2005, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question Does Elena need a new coach

I think Elena needs a new coach, a European or an American with technical expertise to fix her awful serve and toughen her up mentally.

Olga Morozova has done a good job helping Elena win her first tournament and improving her ranking but she hasn't fixed her serve and Elena is still too inconsistent.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2005, 07:46 PM
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I don't think that a new coach is necessarily the solution as there doesn't seem to be anything major wrong with her game apart from her serve, and I think that is mental. Ultimately Elena's serve is OK when it's working, her problem is that she often wanders mentally during matches which causes her serve to wobble. Once the serve starts to wobble she seems to panic, it gets even worse and then her whole game starts to implode. Any kind of sports coach is going to struggle to get that out of her game.

I think she needs to do some serious consultation with a sports psychologist to help her out with her mental approach, if she could stay focused and not stress-out and panic then I think her game (her serve included) would hold together technically.
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No, it's to see one of the top players with a female coach.

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lena is comfortable with the coach and she is a great coach.lena knows best so she wil decide,after all,we don't know what happens realy so for all we know olga keeps lenas head together better than anyone

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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old May 30th, 2005, 04:13 AM
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yeah maybe. She needs to improve her serve definitely. I agree Olga has done so many to help LenaD, but LenaD serve seems has not yet really improved.

I actually want Brad Gilbert, look at Roddick serve after he's coached by him.
But i heard that Golovin had hired Gilbert?

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oh no not brad gilbert plz. during aus open he made fun of elena so many times.
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I don't think so. Olga has done some great things, and even despite last night, it has been evident that Elena is serving much better than before. The only thing REALLY lacking in Elena's game is the mentality/confidence. And that's not something a coach can give you. Maybe a sports psychologist could help, it's worked well for a lot of other top players...
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oh no not brad gilbert plz. during aus open he made fun of elena so many times.
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oh no not brad gilbert plz. during aus open he made fun of elena so many times.
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I'm not sure if it is a good idea

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What!??!?! how did he make fun???
YEAH !!! what had he done ????????

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ijust want elena to do imrpove on he rserve
olga is fine
maybe during the long breaks at the end of the year
she should u know train with some great servers

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Olga is fine, tactically and experience wise.

However Elena's mental jitters need the most help (a psychologist). This work could feed into a better serve (i.e. ability to use new technique regularly or start with a new motion).

The technical aspect of Elena's serve also needs to be addressed.

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She should keep Olga but hire Pete Sampras to help her with her serve. Can you imagine having Pete as her serving coach!!!

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pete can serve well but he probably can't coach that.love if ithappened though,and maybe mixed doubles too.

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