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backhand_user
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:37 AM
hello there to everyone!!!
so, if you had the chance to pick up a player and make her your coach, who would be that?
personally, I'd choose Justine because she has the best technique out there in my opinion and also a great variety in the game.

stefi62
Mar 19th, 2007, 10:11 AM
I'd choose Mary. She knows the WTA circuit so well, she's been through so much that she can guide wisely! And she learned, going from a huge hitter to a wise player, how to build a point, with the years. When you hear her speaking about the other players game, she is so accurate! And she loves tennis, she wouldn't do anything wrong for my career and my love of the game!
So I would not hesitate for one second!:worship:

Kim.C.Fan
Mar 19th, 2007, 10:44 AM
Dokic so I know to do the opposite of what she says.

DimaDinosaur
Mar 19th, 2007, 11:01 AM
Definitely Juju because she's smart, nice, competitive, and strong. Basically, she's a great champion and we have similar childhoods and she inspires me every single day, win or lose.

Plus I like her way of thinking and her replies in press conferences are off the hook! :haha:

Goai
Mar 19th, 2007, 11:02 AM
Probably Lisa Raymond. I think she'd give really good advice.

backhand_user
Mar 19th, 2007, 11:09 AM
Dokic so I know to do the opposite of what she says.

hehehehehe! yeah, guess you're right from that point of view!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

stefi62
Mar 19th, 2007, 11:29 AM
Dokic so I know to do the opposite of what she says.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

schorsch
Mar 19th, 2007, 12:40 PM
hmm, i dont know thats hard... i mean hingis is surely a good player and knows her stuff. but could she be a good mentor and could i ask her things expecting a precise personalized answer? i dont think you could expect that from juju either.

maybe momo... cause she's so down to earth... :-)

John.
Mar 19th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Lindsay. A true professional and the purest striker of the ball

ALYOUNA
Mar 19th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Of course Martina Hingis

She can tell me how to play

frontier
Mar 19th, 2007, 01:35 PM
i would choose serena because she coached venus to a final at wimbledon,venus told the media that it was serena who gave her the pointers to beat pova and lindsay,she knows how to win against all odds ,she is a confident person who can read a player's game quickly.

auntie janie
Mar 19th, 2007, 01:41 PM
Definitely Martina Navratilova. She kept adding to her game up to the very end. And anyone who could still be playing professional tennis at age 49 has got to know what she's doing.

Also, she enjoys passing on her tennis knowledge to others. Not every great player is going to have that interest, or even that ability.

lolas
Mar 19th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Amélie because I could always look forward to a glass of wine after the training.

heartBREAKeRS
Mar 19th, 2007, 01:47 PM
Serena or Venus!

CDGS22
Mar 19th, 2007, 02:16 PM
Hingis...even though she isn't the strongest, she knows how to play the game

j-fan
Mar 19th, 2007, 03:23 PM
Not Justine. She has so much variety that I'll be totally confused.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

HenryMag.
Mar 19th, 2007, 04:40 PM
Kournikova!! LOL


Maybe Serena, she could help me improving my serve....

ioni
Mar 19th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Dokic so I know to do the opposite of what she says.

:haha: :haha:

mashamaniac
Mar 19th, 2007, 04:57 PM
i'd choose steffi graf! she's been fantastically well and beyond all expectations!

Volcana
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:15 PM
Coaching isn't playing, so that's hard. ( I'm assuming you mean active players, since otherwise I'd pick BJK.) Definitely an older player. No one younger than 25. I'd have said Davenport if she hadn't retired. She comes from a coaching family, understands the effect fitness has, has a solid game, understands tactics and is a good communicator.

Serena is good at figuring out what's going on on the court, but can she coach people who aren't as good as her? That's why Larry Bird didn't make it as a basketball coach. He got frustrated that his players couldn't see what he saw, or do what he did.

Hmmmmm.... Mary Pierce.

AJZ.
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Ai! She has so much experience. And she'd be honest, I'm sure, but supportive too... I think she'd be a good choice~!

Craigy
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:17 PM
Serena because she's my favourite :p
Treats = McDonalds :drool: :p ;)

Mina Vagante
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:20 PM
^^haha i choose serena

jazar
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:22 PM
justine. she is the only player with all the shots

wtatennisballer
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:24 PM
Mauresmo

brent-o
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:25 PM
Amélie because I could always look forward to a glass of wine after the training.

haha that's always a plus. As for me, I'd have to say either Justine or Martina. I would probably get along with Martina better.

brent-o
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:25 PM
Nice thread, by the way.

gentle
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:56 PM
Amelie.. I would do everything she said!

Volcana
Mar 19th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Of course Martina Hingis But if your problem is your fitness level, or physical strength, is she a good answer?

vesanto
Mar 19th, 2007, 06:06 PM
justine. she is the only player with all the shots


Yeah, but somehow I don't see her being a mental support to the player...all she is, she owes it to Carlos Rodriguez, otherwise she would still be a skilled player with no head...sometimes, you can still see flashes of her fragility.

Reiken
Mar 19th, 2007, 06:18 PM
hingis

backhand_user
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:06 PM
Nice thread, by the way.

thanks a lot brent-o!!! :D :wavey:

suffer well
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Gabriela Sabatini....

tennisbum79
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:16 PM
Hingis

Pengwin
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Navratilova :p

CORIA01
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:26 PM
Hingis Cos She's Smart And Has A Lot Of Variety!!!

auntie janie
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:31 PM
Coaching isn't playing, so that's hard. ( I'm assuming you mean active players, since otherwise I'd pick BJK.) Definitely an older player. No one younger than 25. I'd have said Davenport if she hadn't retired. She comes from a coaching family, understands the effect fitness has, has a solid game, understands tactics and is a good communicator.

Serena is good at figuring out what's going on on the court, but can she coach people who aren't as good as her? That's why Larry Bird didn't make it as a basketball coach. He got frustrated that his players couldn't see what he saw, or do what he did.

Hmmmmm.... Mary Pierce.

That's a great choice! I think she'd be better to work with than Nav, who I picked. Mary seems like she'd be infinitely patient and compassionate as a coach; you do feel like Nav would probably get fed up pretty quickly if her charge wasn't catching on. :D

In fact I'll dump Nav even for doubles coaching, and go with Natasha Zvereva for that. :cool:

Sexysova
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:41 PM
Nicole, Serena, Venus Or Hingis :)

Volcana
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:56 PM
Check out the coaches of the best of the active players. Richard Williams & Orecene Pryce, Melanie Molitor, Carlos Rodriguez .... none of them were anything noteworthy as players. I don't know if Williams & Pryce even played. In fact, what slam winning player has gone on to coach a player to slam wins?

The most successful player I know of who went on to be a successful coach is Brad Gilbert. He was a top ten player, but he never won a slam.

LindsayRulz
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:58 PM
Lindsay, Hingis or Venus :)

!<blocparty>!
Mar 19th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Andre Agassi.
Roger Federer.

!<blocparty>!
Mar 19th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Check out the coaches of the best of the active players. Richard Williams & Orecene Pryce, Melanie Molitor, Carlos Rodriguez .... none of them were anything noteworthy as players. I don't know if Williams & Pryce even played. In fact, what slam winning player has gone on to coach a player to slam wins?

The most successful player I know of who went on to be a successful coach is Brad Gilbert. He was a top ten player, but he never won a slam.

Not really known as a coach but Roger has won slams under Tony Roach. That's the only one I can think of.

-sugi-
Mar 19th, 2007, 10:10 PM
Sugiyama :)