Dementieva: profi, amateur and the coach ?
Profi:cool, clever, controlled, consistent, conceptfull.
She has these on good days, (very, very seldom) and no opponents could
whitstand her even in spite of her "soft serves".
Amateur: capricious, chaotic, controlless, confused, conceptless.
These are the "attributes" of her play on bad days (very often) and she could
lose even against a legless donkey.
Further: "step by step collection" of her plays for the last ca. 2 years:
over 490 DF-s, over 709 UE-s, (there are much more "results"
like these, but these are more than enough to see the "defects").
Question: how are these facts possible at all ?
She has the best "constructed" body (forget everything about beuaty,
charm and shape here), well trained physically, posessing extra-
ordinary ground strokes, light footed, very quick and the fighting
habit is very well here too.
But since 1998 she was not able ( or not willing !?) to learn a proper service,
and to acquire the above mentioned "profi attributes".
She is representing a Rolls-Royce, badly assembled somewhere in Kabul, every-
thing is there but not properly placed, no fine tuning at all, forward gears
are running backwards ecc.ecc.ecc.
What to do: the Rolls-Royce should be completely disassembled and properly
reassembled at a truly professional "factory". After about 12-16 weeks we
could see some tennis-wonder. But, just a new Coach is insufficient here.
"Things should be done as simple as possible, but not more"(A.Einstein.)
Last edited by matyika; Dec 16th, 2006 at 10:32 PM.