Swiss news paper reports that Masha has a new coach in the shape of Eric Van Harpen.
Van Harpen coached Schnyder, and helped her to six titles. She aslo reached the top ten under his gudiance. However, there maybe a downside too this if true. Schnyder said that regardless of how well she played, or titles she won, he was never satisfied with her performance.
This news has still too be verified.
Jun 21st, 2007, 10:22 PM
Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:47 AM
Eric Van Harpen coached Anna Kournikova for awhile and Maria has a similar game and build to Anna. Hopefully Van Harpen can help Masha. She really needs a good professional coach.
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:39 AM
if she does it will be great!!! I agree with the cat she needs one coach!!! pitty she didn't think about it earlier!!!
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:41 AM
Great! Hope she does well at Wimby.
Jun 22nd, 2007, 04:27 PM
really if it's true good news for Makiri and us :cool:
Jun 22nd, 2007, 06:04 PM
As long as he does good things for her i am happy lol
Jun 23rd, 2007, 12:51 AM
Thanks too lotti for the link
Translated from the German
"he 59-year-old Dutchman Eric van Harpen is responsible for about one year for Swiss tennis with a 70-percent mandate for the area of Top-class sport of the women. Principal reason for the contract change shows the only conditioned Abkömmlichkeit for longer training unities in Switzerland. Van Harpen pursues for many years successfully a tennis academy in Tiengen (De) and recently looks also after the Russian Maria Kirilenko."
Maybe we will see him with Maria at Wimbledon.
Jun 23rd, 2007, 05:16 PM
Rod the Bama
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:16 PM
Judging from what i`ve heard about Eric, he seems like a good coach and could be the one to give Makiri some much needed help to improve her game. Good move to get him in the camp.