Originally Posted by tenn_ace
if you consider how well they designed their calendars, whether they work with the coach(es), trainer(s), parents involvment, etc (please add your criteria if necessary to explain your opinion). Name 3 (if you can)...
I would probably go for
1. Sveta (parents are not involved, well designed calendar, travelling coach)
2. Nastia (travelling coach, calendar ok, parents are not involved)
3. Maria S. (well designed calendar, travelling coach, parents (unfortunately) invoived too much)
what do you think?
I would add 2 more criteria:
1. Willingness to address the problems (either mental or technical) which are impeding the player's progress. And for me, this is the essential criterion defining how professional a player really is.
2. Training regime and discipline, e.g., how hard they train, do they have a particular training regime designed for their specific needs, etc.
I would probably say:
1. Sveta (the reasons you named, plus the immediate withdrawl from tournaments as soon as she started to go deep into the draws)
2. Vera Z (although her growing waistline and continuing lapses of concentration make me doubt).
That's about it. I have to admit, I have no idea about Lena L or Tania P. Maybe their fans could say more.
Nastia - no improvements on 2nd serve. And she was playing too much last year and her decision to cut down on schedule because she wants to spend more time with her bf does not sound very professional
Elena D, no comments. So much time wasted under control of her mom.
Nadia - playing through injuries. Questionable schedule.
Dinara - maybe. Even though she has mom who actually IS competent in tennis, she has a coach. I thought her scheduling was excellent in recent years, which allowed her to have 2 titles already. On the other hand, don't see much improvement in her footwork and serve.
Maria S - she's not playing full schedule yet, so I'm not counting her.
Lena B, Lina K - not sure what's wrong with these girls at the moment.