Ana is interviewed for famous French L'Equipe
and main subject of that article (Ivanovic en cavalier seul
) is Ana's coach situation after she fire AvG.
Here is Google translation of this L'Equipe
Same article again in English-
"It's nice when you have sort of a little bit of a plan and tactics when you go on the court, but also I feel that if I play well it doesn't matter against who I play, I'm going to win. And that's why I'm not so stressed about tactics," Ivanovic said ahead of the Dubai Championships which start on Monday.
"But sometimes it just becomes so technical that you forget what you're doing. If you start thinking about how you come down the stairs and think about how each muscle is working you can't go down the stairs. Anyway I'm a person who over-thinks and over-analyses everything, so if you give me one thought it creates a lot more.
"So now I'm just taking a break and having a sparring partner and I'm not trying to look for someone, and see how that goes.
Seems she found Van Grichen very frustrating.
I dont like this way of looking at it, though. Almost sounds like shes making excuses for not wanting some help.
I think Ana needs to ask herself, what is it specifically that i am looking for out of a coach? The coach has to have some specific purpose for Ana.
She is confident about her tactics when she is playing well, I like that part.
The technical side though, to me that is all she needs out of a coach. Someone to keep an eye on her matches and practices, sort of like a watcher.
I want a coach that has done his homework , watched thousand's of hours of Ivanovic tape, knows what a properly working Ivanovic is supposed to look like, and accepts the fact that he/she isnt going to be creating anything new. No 'fixing' things that arent broken. Only doing the necessary maintenance to prevent the things that are already working well from becoming broken.
Apparently Ana has had enough and doesnt want a coach at all though.
I guess like Ana says, lets see how this goes.