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houseoflords
Dec 12th, 2006, 03:52 AM
Maria once again is without a coach. Nigel Sears is the new Fed Cup captain of Great Britain.

Hopefully Maria will find a coach who can help turn her career back in the right directon. That of course means no daddy. Stay away Yuri!

~lollipop_girl~
Dec 12th, 2006, 04:27 AM
Maria once again is without a coach. Nigel Sears is the new Fed Cup captain of Great Britain.

Hopefully Maria will find a coach who can help turn her career back in the right directon. That of course means no daddy. Stay away Yuri!
Why do they keep leaving her to be Fed Cup Captains? :scratch:
Although I am quite happy about this one, I don't think Nigel could have done much for her!

_lotti_
Dec 12th, 2006, 08:13 AM
"For Sears, who refused a one-year deal to coach Maria Kirilenko, of Russia, one of the best young players in the world, to become women’s head coach, that means an absolute dedication to the cause. He will be working with players on the cusp of the professional game and beyond, an area where the women’s game has disintegrated recently.

“We have a lot of work to do,” Sears, who will become Britain’s new Fed Cup captain, said. “No one is going to pretend we have a whole load of highly ranked players, so it’s a question first of getting the best from those we have and, crucially, working hard at the lower end of the scale as well. Our initial work is going to be assessing the strength of the player base and improving our talent ID.

“To be able to create something in British tennis is the most motivating and stimulating thing I could want to be involved with.” "

King Aaron
Dec 12th, 2006, 03:11 PM
I wish she could go back to David Taylor. :(
Oh well, let's hope she gets a good coach. Definitely no dad. And I don't know if it's the right time to be coachless. Seeing as she came off a very bad end to the season and is now preparing for next year.

the cat
Dec 12th, 2006, 03:19 PM
What worries me is that Makiri heads into 2007 without a legitimate WTA Tour coach. :( I don't think Nigel Sears is a big loss for Maria but the timing is bad. Hopefully she will hook up with someone good such as Olga Morozova.

Kirilenko_Kamp
Dec 12th, 2006, 03:54 PM
I wish she could go back to David Taylor. :(
Oh well, let's hope she gets a good coach. Definitely no dad. And I don't know if it's the right time to be coachless. Seeing as she came off a very bad end to the season and is now preparing for next year.

I wish she stayed with David also!:sad: Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't David Taylor Ana Ivanovic's coach? Not having a coach right now is definitely bad timing for Makiri. The 2007 season is just around the corner. I wish she would just take a stand against her father and make her own decisions like House mentioned before. It's her life, her career, and her money. Her tennis is in limbo. Please Yuri, I beg you don't decide to be her coach this new year!:eek: We've seen the results of that.:mad: Let her choose a coach and make it quick, don't diddle dally Yuri and hope for the best.

the cat
Dec 12th, 2006, 05:50 PM
I wish she stayed with David also!:sad: Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't David Taylor Ana Ivanovic's coach? Not having a coach right now is definitely bad timing for Makiri. The 2007 season is just around the corner. I wish she would just take a stand against her father and make her own decisions like House mentioned before. It's her life, her career, and her money. Her tennis is in limbo. Please Yuri, I beg you don't decide to be her coach this new year!:eek: We've seen the results of that.:mad: Let her choose a coach and make it quick, don't diddle dally Yuri and hope for the best.
K_K, it's a differnt mentality amongst the Russians. The tennis players usually make up part of a family team with their parents. The same is true of Elena Dementieva who is coached by her mother Vera. This way Elena's family has control of her money and none of it is spent on strangers like coaches. I'm sure Makiri's parents would like same thing. Now it's up to Little Masha to be a big girl and say adios to her father as her coach. :eek: ;)

JimM
Dec 12th, 2006, 06:09 PM
I hope she finds a good one soon, even just for the AO. Lesley Bowery is involved with other things, but maybe she could help over Maria's Ozzie tournies. A lot of peolple over here dont rate Sears all that highly, but they never had much time too work together.

Coach or not, I still think she will take another title this coming season.

Go Masha

:)

:bounce:

furrykitten
Dec 13th, 2006, 11:03 AM
Yeah I hope Maria can find a new quality coach :hug:
she needs help thats for sure :awww:

leo830301
Dec 13th, 2006, 11:17 AM
Who will gonna be her new coach?
I think it's good news for her.
Sears is not enough for her...
Her records after she changed her coach to Sears are not that good.
I hope the new coach will help our Makiri to be top 10 player!

Benchwarmer1
Dec 13th, 2006, 11:41 PM
I just hope she finds one that she can fix up her game with in time for the AO preferably

Ravsieg
Dec 14th, 2006, 03:34 AM
By this time, all the Cup team directors are waiting to know who is going to be Maria's next coach. Then, the Cup team that's of the same nationality will hire the coach.

the cat
Dec 14th, 2006, 02:05 PM
#1, what Cup team directors are you talking about? :scratch:

King Aaron
Dec 14th, 2006, 02:32 PM
By this time, all the Cup team directors are waiting to know who is going to be Maria's next coach. Then, the Cup team that's of the same nationality will hire the coach.
:lol: That is SO right! :lol:

cat, he means all the Fed Cup directors are waiting so see who works with Maria next, then they'll snatch the coach away ala David Taylor and Nigel Sears. ;)

Ravsieg
Dec 21st, 2006, 12:56 PM
:lol: That is SO right! :lol:

cat, he means all the Fed Cup directors are waiting so see who works with Maria next, then they'll snatch the coach away ala David Taylor and Nigel Sears. ;)

:lol:
Correct. ;)

Sorry about the weird phrase construction. :P

the cat
Dec 23rd, 2006, 05:28 PM
Thanks for the explanation KA. I just re-read your post #1 and it makes sense now. ;)

Kirilenko_Kamp
Jan 8th, 2007, 02:41 PM
HELP WANTED
Former ranked #20th player in desperate need of a coach. Must be strongly motivated and energetic. Have an in-depth knowledge of the game and knows what it takes to win. Upon hiring, will only have a three week window to help daughter regain her former self as a top ranked player or else be terminated due to impatient dad. Must be willing to work for peanuts since father is known as a "penny pincher". All inquiries please send to www.YuriKirilenko.com or www.MakiriNeedsNewCoachNow.com

Kirilenko_Kamp
Jan 25th, 2007, 03:56 PM
Hey. I read on a thread today that said Ana Ivanovic has decided to part ways with her coach David Taylor. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he used to work with Makiri before??? Hopefully Yuri will let Makiri hire him back before anyone else does! Let this be your b-day gift to your daughter, Yuri please, please, please!!!:bowdown:

the cat
Jan 25th, 2007, 06:21 PM
Yes Maria worked with David Taylor for a short time. And she should try to work with him again.

King Aaron
Jan 26th, 2007, 04:27 PM
It would be great if they were to work again.

Game Time
Jan 26th, 2007, 07:08 PM
He seems to be an excellent coach. But, if one of Masha's friends could not get along with him I wonder if Masha would take a chance with the guy. Can just imagine the girl chatter between Masha and Ana while they were waiting in line at the park they visited in Australia. Ana had to be pondering firing the guy at that time, probably talked to Masha about it. Given the poor reference that Ana would provide, I wonder... clearly don't have a clue what Masha and her Dad are thinking.

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 27th, 2007, 04:39 AM
VERY random, but I would to to see Yuri Sharapov give MK some tips and stuff... I think he could get through to her!