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ManChild
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:30 AM
I was in Key Biscane today and everyone noticed that Marias coach Mike Joyce that has been with them for 3 years was replaced. There is no word on who was with her. Allthough it was heard her hitting partner couldn't make a ball in the court. Yuri apparrently told the hitting partner that he would only be making 2 dollars a day if he was in Russia and if one more ball was missed he would get axed with no money or food. I guess there is no such thing as loyalty when a bad match is played i guess. Its really a shame because Maria would be nowhere if it wasn't for Mikes brillance.

Volcana
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:41 AM
Its really a shame because Maria would be nowhere if it wasn't for Mikes brillance.I guess we'll find that out, won't we? I'll bet you a dollar she wins another slam sooner or later.

DimaDinosaur
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:43 AM
Yuri Yuri Yuri................. (sigh)

Treating people like means to an end instead of an end in themselves will only cause Masha to suffer in the long run :sad:

DimaDinosaur
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:44 AM
P.S. I like the name, Man-Child; it's a word that is severely underused

darrinbaker00
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:44 AM
Looks like Maria's going to have to learn a new set of signals..... :tape:

Dan23
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:48 AM
might want to wait til this is confirmed

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:49 AM
yeah :unsure: I don't think that they'd let him go after all that he's done for her.

DOUBLEFIST
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:06 AM
:lol: Hell of a first post.



...especially if it's not true. ;)

Krystell
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:23 AM
If Michael Joyce did get the axe, that may be a good thing. If the best he can do when she's struggling is to yell at her and say "FIND A WAY TO WIN" when he gets a chance to coach during a match, then I have a feeling she could find a better coach. And maybe a coach that wouldn't have allowed a couple of matches with the yips on serve to turn in to a three tournament long stretch of the yips by one of the best servers in the game. And if indeed the hitting partner couldn't keep a ball in the court, then yes, he needs to be axed too.

womensrights
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:11 AM
any official ifo on this!!!!!!!!!!!Hard to believe this one!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:17 AM
Hopefully Yuri doesn't become her full time coach :tape:

rockbottom
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:31 AM
m joyce is a cool guy and all but i gotta tell you...i've seen him play couple of times and most girls i knowadays for a fact hit the ball harder than him. sorry but that's the truth.

Talula
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:42 AM
Players often change their coaches:shrug: Monica went through loads after her comeback.

jazar
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:46 AM
why sack the coach when it is the player that loses?

Dan23
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:00 AM
why sack the coach when it is the player that loses?
again....wait and see if its true before asking the big questions ;)

Junex
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:06 AM
why sack the coach when it is the player that loses?

can an employee fire his employer...?


the best way out of shame for M Joyce to do is annoucne her resignation before Yuri officially held a press con....:devil:

:inlove:
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:38 AM
I think the thread starter's just trolling. :o :unsure:

jacobruiz
Mar 21st, 2007, 03:29 PM
I think the thread starter's just trolling. :o :unsure:


;)

Manchild - got any proof of this?

ToeTag
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:47 PM
Its really a shame because Maria would be nowhere if it wasn't for Mikes brillance.I'm assuming that's sarcasm. I hope she did fire the fat fuck; he was useless. She should hire someone who can teach her, and someone who has actually won something, like, say, Navratilova.

John.
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:07 PM
I am taking this with a pinch of salt

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:08 PM
as expected and posted here before

tennisjunky
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:49 PM
not sure how to feel. just hope it all benefits masha. wish maybe it didn't happen right at the start of this event just so she can stay calm and not have reporters asking her questions. if she loses early that'll probably be why though. hard to stay focused and play good tennis with a coach leaving, it's emotional for the players too.

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:32 PM
They were a cute couple, Mike & Maria

selesbooz
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:38 PM
Looks like Maria's going to have to learn a new set of signals..... :tape:

Maybe she can get some pointers from Serena and her fat coach:tape:

Rocketta
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:05 PM
Maybe she can get some pointers from Serena and her fat coach:tape:

and this changes the fact that Maria uses signals how?? :scratch:

Slampova
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:05 PM
Maybe she can get some pointers from Serena and her fat coach:tape:

Or her friend with the pretty sunglasses :p

cartmancop
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:16 PM
If this is true, hopefully they find a coach soon... b/c Yuri is not a coach & will make a struggling situation worse..

swissmr
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:21 PM
:bs:

schorsch
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:48 PM
uhm, well i dont see why masha couldnt just hire a really good coach.
maybe she and her father are hard to work with, but they've got lotsa money (uhm, well masha does) and its great media exposure :D

darrinbaker00
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:21 AM
Maybe she can get some pointers from Serena and her fat coach:tape:
She definitely needs pointers from somebody, because she and her dad have gotten caught more than once. ;)

Volcana
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:29 AM
Sharapova is the biggest player on the tour. Well, the biggest good player anyway. She's tall, she's got wide shoulder, and she hits the hell out of the ball. This serving thing will pass, Mike Joyce or no Mike Joyce. And when it's all over, to beat her, you'll have to be faster than her, and hit nearly as hard, or harder. This is Shakespearian. As in 'Much Ado About Nothing'.

womensrights
Mar 23rd, 2007, 10:21 AM
Read www.Mariasharapova.com Not nice to spread rumors MANCHILD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emina.
Mar 23rd, 2007, 10:23 AM
:sad: hope she recovers soon! :sad:

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 23rd, 2007, 12:00 PM
:hug: to the Joyce family