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pierce0415
Oct 24th, 2006, 06:00 PM
LINZ, Austria, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Russian Nadia Petrova (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/196/) credited her success on the WTA tour this year to her decision to sack former coach Glen Schaap. :rolleyes: [Schaap guided Petrova to her 1st title in Linz 2005]
The 24-year old cut her ties with the Dutchman late last year as she felt he was controlling too much of her life.

"When we started working together I was young and he was trying to create someone he was thinking was the right person," Petrova told reporters in Linz, where she begins the defence of her title against Israel's Shahar Peer (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/950/).


"I was told how to behave, what I should be, but the person he was trying to create was somebody else. It was not suiting who am I in reality."
After trials with several other coaches over the last few months, she is now working with Tatiana Matoukhnuke and Roger Anderson and feels that she works better under a more relaxed regime.

This year she has claimed titles in Doha, Amelia Island, Charleston, Berlin and Stuttgart and has also qualified for next month's season-ending WTA Championships in Madrid.


"I started developing as me," said Petrova.

"I opened up to the outside world and started to have fun off-court and that's definitely worked very well for me.

"We shouldn't forget we have another life to live after tennis.

"I finally had the opportunity to make my own decisions and that really changed me as a person and made me more grown up and made me appreciate and enjoy life a little bit more. "Now I really enjoy sightseeing and being outside, checking things out, a bit of shopping, some movies, going to nice places to have dinner, going to the bars, going to the night clubs, just really appreciating what's around."

S_Fahad
Oct 24th, 2006, 06:05 PM
Good for Nadia!
I am glad she took charge of her life. Go Girl!

pierce0415
Oct 24th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Nadia's Coaching Merry Go Round

Glen Schaap (fired at end of 2005)
Herself (fired during Sydney 2006)
Alexander Mityaev (fired during Australian Open 2006)
Andy Fahlke (fired after winning Doha 2006 / Miami R16)
Tomas Iwanski (fired during USO 2006)
Tatiana Matoukhnuke and Roger Anderson

Diesel
Oct 24th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Didn't she dump a coach after the AO or FO? Wasn't the reason given that she wanted someone tougher?

~Carsten~
Oct 24th, 2006, 06:10 PM
you forgot Andy Fahlke. With him she won Doha.

pierce0415
Oct 24th, 2006, 06:53 PM
you forgot Andy Fahlke. With him she won Doha.

OK I added him now ... didn't even know about him :tape:
geez when is Nadia going to realize that it is her own fault that she is not getting the results she wants :rolleyes:

~Carsten~
Oct 24th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Andy Fahlke (fired after winning Miami 2006)

Kuznetsova won Miami! ;)

vesanto
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:04 PM
I honestly believe in her words. For me, she always seemed too serious about her career, like she didn't see anything else except tennis. I honestly think that developing a social life in a healthy way can help you to play more relaxed and happy and that's where the good results come from.

morningglory
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:04 PM
Nadia's Coaching Merry Go Round

Glen Schaap (fired at end of 2005)
Herself (fired during Sydney 2006)
Alexander Mityaev (fired during Australian Open 2006)
Andy Fahlke (fired after winning Doha 2006 / Miami R16)
Tomas Iwanski (fired during USO 2006)
Tatiana Matoukhnuke and Roger Anderson
:eek: didn't realize Nadia had so many coaches! and all in one year!!! :eek:
Anyway I say Glen Schaap at her matches and he really looked like he cared about her... anyway I think she shoulda stuck with him, but whatever... Nadia should know who's best for her...

Ferosh
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:09 PM
I fail to see how she is ungrateful? Somebody enlighten me please. She pays for these coaches with her hard earned money. Why should she not have the option to go through as many as she wants to find the right combination? Many players including Na Li, should learn from this. Why keep working with someone that simply isn't bringing in the results? Oh but silly me, how could I forget? Na Li can't decide on anything since she's controlled by the Chinese government.

Keep the hate threads coming! I :hearts: them because I can always throw it in your face how Nadia is top 5 and Na Li, well...she's falling. :kiss:

the cat
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:10 PM
Nadia didn't slam Glen Schaap. She just explained why she made the coaching change. They grew apart and Nadia needed to make a big change in career and life by leaving him and it's paid off for her.

LeRoy.
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:13 PM
Nadia didn't slam Glen Schaap. She just explained why she made the coaching change. They grew apart and Nadia needed to make a big change in career and life by leaving him and it's paid off for her.

I agree :)

LH2HBH
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:17 PM
Nadia didn't slam Glen Schaap. She just explained why she made the coaching change. They grew apart and Nadia needed to make a big change in career and life by leaving him and it's paid off for her.


Seems fair.

pierce0415
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:32 PM
I fail to see how she is ungrateful? Somebody enlighten me please. She pays for these coaches with her hard earned money. Why should she not have the option to go through as many as she wants to find the right combination? Many players including Na Li, should learn from this. Why keep working with someone that simply isn't bringing in the results? Oh but silly me, how could I forget? Na Li can't decide on anything since she's controlled by the Chinese government.

Keep the hate threads coming! I :hearts: them because I can always throw it in your face how Nadia is top 5 and Na Li, well...she's falling. :kiss:

Glen brought her her 1st tournament title in Linz 2005. When she returns to Linz in 2006, she should thank him ... Without Glen, Nadia would still have no tournament titles and probably Schiavone would have won Amelia Island 2006 so that means Nadia would be the best player on tour without a title :tape: it is really annoying that Nadia sacks coach after coach. Ultimately she is the reason for her losses, not her coaches.

anyway, Nadia is a player that has already reached her peak in the WTA while Na is a player will will be breaking records for years to come ;) :wavey:

Ferosh
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:39 PM
Glen brought her her 1st tournament title in Linz 2005. When she returns to Linz in 2006, she should thank him ... Without Glen, Nadia would still have no tournament titles and probably Schiavone would have won Amelia Island 2006 so that means Nadia would be the best player on tour without a title :tape: it is really annoying that Nadia sacks coach after coach. Ultimately she is the reason for her losses, not her coaches.

anyway, Nadia is a player that has already reached her peak in the WTA while Na is a player will will be breaking records for years to come ;) :wavey:

:spit:

Na Li is slightly older than Petrova you halfwit. I doubt Na will be breaking records for years to come. She's still 0-4 against Petrova and more importantly, she will lose all her funding when she fails to win Olympic gold for China. :lol:

pierce0415
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:44 PM
:spit:

Na Li is slightly older than Petrova you halfwit. I doubt Na will be breaking records for years to come. She's still 0-4 against Petrova and more importantly, she will lose all her funding when she fails to win Olympic gold for China. :lol:

:spit:

Nadia has been playing on the wtatour since 1998
Na has been playing on the wtatour since 2004

Na's achievements after 2 years on tour = Nadia's achievements after 2 years on tour x 10000000000000

:dog: Nadia :wavey:

Ferosh
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:47 PM
:spit:

Nadia has been playing on the wtatour since 1998
Na has been playing on the wtatour since 2004

Na's achievements after 2 years on tour = Nadia's achievements after 2 years on tour x 10000000000000

:dog: Nadia :wavey:

Any way that you try to slice and dice it, Nadia is heaps more successful than Na. Quartefinals or better of every slam. Six career titles including two tier ones. :drool:

What does Na have? A tier 3 or 4? :angel:

iPatty
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:48 PM
That's really not being ungrateful. pierce, I never had a problem towards you, but you're starting to get on my nerves.

Nadia has looked happier on court this year, it's been apparent. If she said Schapp kept trying to make her into the perfect tennis player, then of course she would berate herself when she made errors. Now, she's enjoying life (and tennis) more and her results prove it.

Helen Lawson
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:50 PM
I don't get how it's ungrateful, it actually comes off nice, he wanted to mold her into someone, as many coaches do, and she felt better with someone else (or many someone else's). Big deal.
You ought to write headlines for tabloids because there's nothing I see ungrateful in the article.

MisterMan
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:03 PM
you call THAT ungrateful ? Ask Brad Gilbert about ungrateful !

Roddick had someone else tell Gilbert that he was fired !

MisterMan
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:04 PM
I don't get how it's ungrateful, it actually comes off nice, he wanted to mold her into someone, as many coaches do, and she felt better with someone else (or many someone else's). Big deal.
You ought to write headlines for tabloids because there's nothing I see ungrateful in the article.

I could've sworn you were gonna say "you want to hear about ungrateful ? When me and Bette Davis were at the 1944 Academy awards, that tramp spilled my drink on purpose !"

Helen Lawson
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:10 PM
I could've sworn you were gonna say "you want to hear about ungrateful ? When me and Bette Davis were at the 1944 Academy awards, that tramp spilled my drink on purpose !"

The thread starter has obviously lead a sheltered life 'cause he don't know what ungrateful is until he's been in Hollywood for a few years! Compared to most Hollywood splits, Nadia's giving her coach a public love letter!

alibaby
Oct 25th, 2006, 01:40 PM
I honestly believe in her words. For me, she always seemed too serious about her career, like she didn't see anything else except tennis. I honestly think that developing a social life in a healthy way can help you to play more relaxed and happy and that's where the good results come from.

very well said!:worship: really,she is totally different to last year,so there must have been happening something right!!now,if shes on the court,it feels like:"hey,i am nadia,and i am going to win this thing"!!,but in a more relaxed way.she finally believes in herself 100%!!and like she said,shes much more relaxed and settled.

could you have imagined her smiling last year or the years before?nadi-baby,you are on the right way!!:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

goldenlox
Oct 25th, 2006, 02:08 PM
Nadia's Coaching Merry Go Round

Glen Schaap (fired at end of 2005)
Herself (fired during Sydney 2006)
Alexander Mityaev (fired during Australian Open 2006)
Andy Fahlke (fired after winning Doha 2006 / Miami R16)
Tomas Iwanski (fired during USO 2006)
Tatiana Matoukhnuke and Roger AndersonWhatever Nadia is doing, it seems to be working

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Oct 25th, 2006, 02:12 PM
good on her its obviously worked well for her

Foot's Fingers
Oct 25th, 2006, 02:13 PM
at least she won plenty titles with this change

May that is waht she need

fufuqifuqishahah
Oct 25th, 2006, 02:24 PM
seems like Nadia is trying to find herself ;)

Nadia's Coaching Merry Go Round

Glen Schaap (fired at end of 2005)
Herself (fired during Sydney 2006)
Alexander Mityaev (fired during Australian Open 2006)
Andy Fahlke (fired after winning Doha 2006 / Miami R16)
Tomas Iwanski (fired during USO 2006)
Tatiana Matoukhnuke and Roger Anderson

but.... how does one fire herself??? :haha:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 25th, 2006, 02:34 PM
Nadya needed to move on
Tanya no longer with Yari and Sasha Panova :(

RenaSlam.
Oct 25th, 2006, 02:51 PM
Perspective from Nadia.

Nice to see. She isn't as cold as I thought.