Another small controversy between Misa and her former coach Eric van Harpen. Misa said in the fall of last year that she had spent a week of training at his tennis academy in Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany. Afterwards she said she hoped she could take Eric with her to tournaments in the future and that he would become her coach again. Van Harpen now says that he didn't consider coaching her because they hadn't concretly spoken about it and that he doesn't get why she said those things in the media. He is now coaching Andrea Petkovic with whom Misa trained at his academy.
Getting a bit tired about this all, Misa and Eric both seem to have trouble communicating with eachother so as it is now I don't think they will ever be able to create an effective player-coaching duo.