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tennisphilia
Feb 1st, 2010, 01:58 AM
If yes, which tennis coach would benefit her the most as she pursues a Wimbledon crown in her second career?

a. Melanie Molitor
b. Martina Navratilova
c. Billie Jean King
d. Richard / Oracene Williams
e. Like Federer, she's better off without a coach

Craig.
Feb 1st, 2010, 01:59 AM
Michael Joyce of course.

The heights he's brought Maria to these past few years are just one of a kind :worship:

trufanjay
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:00 AM
Obviously E wouldn't be a choice....she needs someone to give her guidance during matches.

sorceress
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:01 AM
d. Richard / Oracene Williams

:haha:

tennisphilia
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:03 AM
:haha:

Hey, why not? If that means winning Wimbledon.

Sally Struthers
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:05 AM
she needs Yuri so he can add to her repertoire of coaching hand signals :D

mdterp01
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:07 AM
:rolls: @ Richard and Oracene Williams. Oooo thats funny. Ummm...Justine will never part from Carlos. They may bring on someone else to the team, but he will always be her main coach. Its been said that he is like a surrogate father for her. It is still very creepy though how often she looks up to him during her matches. Its creepy and kind of sad in a way. Its like she is constantly looking for approval or support. Poor Justine.

she needs Yuri so he can add to her repertoire of coaching hand signals :D :haha: :lol: :rolls: Ungh ungh...see yall ain't right.

sorceress
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:08 AM
Hey, why not? If that means winning Wimbledon.
Who do you look at for an indication of emotion?:scratch:

tennisforadults
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:16 AM
:rolls: @ Richard and Oracene Williams. Oooo thats funny. Ummm...Justine will never part from Carlos. They may bring on someone else to the team, but he will always be her main coach. Its been said that he is like a surrogate father for her. It is still very creepy though how often she looks up to him during her matches. Its creepy and kind of sad in a way. Its like she is constantly looking for approval or support. Poor Justine.

:haha: :lol: :rolls: Ungh ungh...see yall ain't right.

Everyone has someone to look to for support. For most of us, it's our family. Justine had a difficult childhood so Carlos is a fatherly figure to her. What's creepy and sad with that? :rolleyes: You are patronising at best.

Sally Struthers
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:18 AM
:rolls: @ Richard and Oracene Williams. Oooo thats funny. Ummm...Justine will never part from Carlos. They may bring on someone else to the team, but he will always be her main coach. Its been said that he is like a surrogate father for her. It is still very creepy though how often she looks up to him during her matches. Its creepy and kind of sad in a way. Its like she is constantly looking for approval or support. Poor Justine.

:haha: :lol: :rolls: Ungh ungh...see yall ain't right.

I always thought their relationship was exceptionally creepy bordering on incestuous had they been father and daughter :lol:

Tennisation
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:41 AM
Carlos just seems scary to me, if Justine tries to part with him, he'd probably murder her...just saying :angel:

tennisforadults
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:52 AM
I always thought their relationship was exceptionally creepy bordering on incestuous had they been father and daughter :lol:

There's nothing funny about making a statement like that. What evidence is your 'thought' based on? Doesn't Sharapova look up to Yuri all the time when she plays? Is that incestuous?

sorceress
Feb 1st, 2010, 03:18 AM
Yeah I think that's a bit much, really come on now.
He's just a fantastic mentor to her, she is dependent on him for confidence yes but considering all the crap that went on in her childhood you can understand.

Potato
Feb 1st, 2010, 03:29 AM
I always thought their relationship was exceptionally creepy bordering on incestuous had they been father and daughter :lol:

That's just mean. :o

Caralenko
Feb 1st, 2010, 03:48 AM
I'm a Justine fan and I hate Carlos :tape: He is very creepy, I agree. Especially his hand signals.

I would love to see Justine and Serena meeting in a Wimbledon final, and when Serena goes to serve she sees Navratilova in the player's box giving Justine hand signals :happy: :happy:

Volcana
Feb 1st, 2010, 03:54 AM
Why on earth would she want to change her coach? But if she did, the obvious choice is Venus.

Bijoux0021
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:38 AM
:rolls: @ Richard and Oracene Williams. Oooo thats funny. Ummm...Justine will never part from Carlos. They may bring on someone else to the team, but he will always be her main coach. Its been said that he is like a surrogate father for her. It is still very creepy though how often she looks up to him during her matches. Its creepy and kind of sad in a way. Its like she is constantly looking for approval or support. Poor Justine.

:haha: :lol: :rolls: Ungh ungh...see yall ain't right.
More so cheating signals.

mdterp01
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:40 AM
More so cheating signals.

:tape: I'm not saying a word!!!

Vartan
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:18 AM
It's not as if her coach won the matches for her.

DefyingGravity
Feb 1st, 2010, 06:04 AM
Justine would never leave Carlos. That man has been a father to that woman when she was estranged from her family. He's been the most solid thing in her life. You can't just up and leave that!!!

The Witch-king
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:01 AM
Obviously E wouldn't be a choice....

but D would be :lol:

i would like her so much more if she dumped that dirty looking gonzalez wannabe out in the trash with them boring ass Adidas outfits she wears she needs to sexify her oncourt persona a bit if she expects to be competetive

Deck
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:10 AM
Schindler's List was funnier than this thread.

solo
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:12 AM
Obviously E wouldn't be a choice....she needs someone to give her guidance during matches.

:haha:

jerry yan 08
Feb 1st, 2010, 09:46 AM
No.I don't agree.Carlos is well coach and Carlos was trained Henin for a long time

sorceress
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:05 AM
i would like her so much more if she dumped that dirty looking gonzalez wannabe out in the trash with them boring ass Adidas outfits she wears she needs to sexify her oncourt persona a bit if she expects to be competetive

You've got rocks in your head!
I love her outfits, just because she doesn't dress in a seaweed dress like Sharapova doesn't mean her outfit is boring!

Petkorazzi
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:11 AM
Not everyone would stand someone looking at you after every single point begging for advice. :tape:

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:19 AM
Who do you look at for an indication of emotion?:scratch:

Richard's crazy girlfriend?:shrug:

freeandlonely
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:38 AM
some of you are annoying

debby
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:05 AM
I'm a Justine fan and I hate Carlos :tape: He is very creepy, I agree. Especially his hand signals.

I would love to see Justine and Serena meeting in a Wimbledon final, and when Serena goes to serve she sees Navratilova in the player's box giving Justine hand signals :happy: :happy:

So true. :o

I think Mc Enroe or Navratilova would be the best choice for Justine.
Justine wants to serve better, to volley more, to win Wimbledon. I don't think Carlos is good enough to teach her how to serve on grass :tape: I think both Mac and Nav would be, and they would be delighted if Justine asks them to help her as they are like her biggest fans :lol: But it will never happen :tears:

tennisphilia
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:16 PM
I think Mc Enroe or Navratilova would be the best choice for Justine.
Justine wants to serve better, to volley more, to win Wimbledon. I don't think Carlos is good enough to teach her how to serve on grass :tape: I think both Mac and Nav would be, and they would be delighted if Justine asks them to help her as they are like her biggest fans :lol: But it will never happen :tears:

How about Jana Novotna? She can teach Justine a thing or two about reaching the Wimbledon finals and eventually winning. Didn't she win Wimbledon on her third trip to the final?

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:21 PM
The one thing I really love about Charleston is being able to see repoire between coach and player without any problem.
There's no barrier on certain courts like the US Open.
And there are some other tournis that also have an open insight into watching practices like Indian Wells I believe.

I remember watching Justine pratice with her hitting partner with Carlos there at Charleston and knowing she was taking in everything that Carlos was requesting from her.
It was a marvel to watch compared to Nicole Vaidisova whose step-father was coaching her at the time and Nicole was bitching over certain things she should do on the court.

She can win a Wimbledon with Carlos.
I would like to see her play a little doubles though.
Her net awareness is still weak compared to what it was before she left.
She still has amazing passes especially on her backhand but she dumps too many in the net for my taste.
If she doesn't win Wimbledon this year, I would like her attempt to play Hopman Cup for Belgium and at least attempt to play mixed doubles at the slams.
Considering she mentions from time to time that she watches mostly men's tennis, I don't see why she would have a problem playing a little with the boys.

Wawrinka's ass.

bandabou
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:39 PM
Not gonna happen. Carlos is like her father and it's good to be loyal.

tennisphilia
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:48 PM
Not gonna happen. Carlos is like her father and it's good to be loyal.

At the expense of not ever winning Wimbledon? I think Carlos is a great coach. But if Henin would want to break the Williams dominance in Wimbledon, she has to bring in someone with experience on being a Wimbledon champion.

Arnian
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:52 PM
The one thing I really love about Charleston is being able to see repoire between coach and player without any problem.
There's no barrier on certain courts like the US Open.
And there are some other tournis that also have an open insight into watching practices like Indian Wells I believe.

I remember watching Justine pratice with her hitting partner with Carlos there at Charleston and knowing she was taking in everything that Carlos was requesting from her.
It was a marvel to watch compared to Nicole Vaidisova whose step-father was coaching her at the time and Nicole was bitching over certain things she should do on the court.

She can win a Wimbledon with Carlos.
I would like to see her play a little doubles though.
Her net awareness is still weak compared to what it was before she left.
She still has amazing passes especially on her backhand but she dumps too many in the net for my taste.
If she doesn't win Wimbledon this year, I would like her attempt to play Hopman Cup for Belgium and at least attempt to play mixed doubles at the slams.
Considering she mentions from time to time that she watches mostly men's tennis, I don't see why she would have a problem playing a little with the boys.

Wawrinka's ass.

I agree, Charleston has a wonderful atmosphere for seeing the players up close and personal.
I've had the great privilege of being right next to so many of the greats, while they practiced :)

thrust
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:52 PM
Carlos just seems scary to me, if Justine tries to part with him, he'd probably murder her...just saying :angel:

By just saying it, makes you an IDIOT!!

tennisphilia
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:30 PM
By just saying it, makes you an IDIOT!!

Now, now. No need to use the "i" word.
So, THRUST, if someone else should be Henin's coach to help her win Wimbledon, who would you recommend?

The Witch-king
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:35 PM
You've got rocks in your head!
I love her outfits, just because she doesn't dress in a seaweed dress like Sharapova doesn't mean her outfit is boring!

lol she's wearing the same stuff as she was like 5yrs ago. If that's not boring then i don't know what is :shrug:

i think vee should sign her to EleVen and have her wear a version of the Slut Dress with slits, and skin color undies for her booty and her cleavage :drool: she can be SlutStine !

Serenita
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:53 PM
lol she's wearing the same stuff as she was like 5yrs ago. If that's not boring then i don't know what is :shrug:

i think vee should sign her to EleVen and have her wear a version of the Slut Dress with slits, and skin color undies for her booty and her cleavage :drool: she can be SlutStine !
:haha::haha:uhm wich cleavage?

Yuri would be a great coach for jh

tennisphilia
Feb 2nd, 2010, 01:20 AM
how about steffi graf?

tennisbum79
Feb 2nd, 2010, 02:20 AM
No

Their emotional bound is so strong and they have been together for long, a separation would be devastating for Henin on court composure and well being when things do not go her way.
Safina Redux?

Dandy_Warhol
Feb 2nd, 2010, 02:51 AM
No.

Carlos can be annoying at times but he's the one thing that has remained constant in her life and in her game. a separation will be bad for both herself and to her game.

tennisbum79
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:14 AM
No.

Carlos can be annoying at times but he's the one thing that has remained constant in her life and in her game. a separation will be bad for both herself and to her game.
I agree, but I think it will be worse for Henin.

After Henin, Carlos will be a very hot marketable commodity, all due his success with Henin .

Whether carlos can repeat it with another, probably unlikely. Most coaches rearely do.

But he does not have to stay with anyone player for a prolonged period time. He'll work as consultant tweeking players game.
If it works, it enhanced his repuation.
It it does not, the blame will be on the player "for not taking advantage of Carlos advice".

tennisphilia
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:16 AM
No.

Carlos can be annoying at times but he's the one thing that has remained constant in her life and in her game. a separation will be bad for both herself and to her game.

What if Carlos takes a different role? Justine can't just aim to win Wimbledon by not doing anything different. Change is good.

Dandy_Warhol
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:35 AM
I agree, but I think it will be worse for Henin.

After Henin, Carlos will be a very hot marketable commodity, all due his success with Henin .

Whether carlos can repeat it with another, probably unlikely. Most coaches rearely do.

But he does not have to stay with anyone player for a prolonged period time. He'll work as consultant tweeking players game.
If it works, it enhanced his repuation.
It it does not, the blame will be on the player "for not taking advantage of Carlos advice".

you're right that it'll be more hard for Justine than Carlos should they separate. however, i believe they have lasted this long together because he is not just a coach to Justine. he has been a guidance to her on and off the court so i guesss that's why Carlos won't go away or separate from Justine. they have been family. as for Carlos coaching other players, Carlos and the other players had their chance but it never happened, it's probably because of Carlos's pride or just his mere refusal to coach another player because he thinks he won't have the same chemistry with another player :shrug:


What if Carlos takes a different role? Justine can't just aim to win Wimbledon by not doing anything different. Change is good.

perhaps they don't want to change anything because if there's anything that needs to be changed or improved, it's Justine's game. afterall, it's Justine who's playing not Carlos so even if she changes her coach or style, it's still up to her to win her matches.

tennisbum79
Feb 2nd, 2010, 04:02 AM
as for Carlos coaching other players, Carlos and the other players had their chance but it never happened, it's probably because of Carlos's pride or just his mere refusal to coach another player because he thinks he won't have the same chemistry with another player :shrug:.

I think at the thase base of their success is not only that Justine is talented
(and overachiving at the same time), but she is also very coachable.
This is a character trait coaches of any sport like in their athlete.

At the same time, this quality can have its drawback.
Chief among them is the overreliance of the player on their coach for instrcutions.
At worse, it diminishes the player's capacity to make decision for themseleves in crtitical moments.




perhaps they don't want to change anything because if there's anything that needs to be changed or improved, it's Justine's game. afterall, it's Justine who's playing not Carlos so even if she changes her coach or style, it's still up to her to win her matches.

I agree, despite her talent, Carlos presence for 13 years was a big factor in Henin success.

Of course she could get a coach who is as enterprising as Carlos during the match, that is unlikely.
Most coaches get annoyed if the players constantly look at them for guidance during the match.

And Justine has come to rely heavily on those Carlos discrete interventions during matches.

LucasArg
Feb 2nd, 2010, 04:12 AM
Carlos Rodriguez is the reason of her confidence, there is no point even asking this. She came back on top in just 2 tournaments.

sorceress
Feb 2nd, 2010, 04:28 AM
lol she's wearing the same stuff as she was like 5yrs ago. If that's not boring then i don't know what is :shrug:

i think vee should sign her to EleVen and have her wear a version of the Slut Dress with slits, and skin color undies for her booty and her cleavage :drool: she can be SlutStine !

:haha:
Well no, firstly because it would ruin how HOT Venus looked in that outfit and secondly she's not that sort of girl.
I like how she dresses fairly tomboyish it's cute!

tennisphilia
Feb 3rd, 2010, 04:06 AM
Carlos Rodriguez is the reason of her confidence, there is no point even asking this. She came back on top in just 2 tournaments.

She's not yet ON TOP. And, she's had Rodriguez for a long time now and hasn't gotten the Wimbledon results she so desires. So perhaps, it makes sense to think and act out of the box. Try something new.

tennisphilia
May 30th, 2010, 12:36 AM
If Henin will lose in the third round of the French Open, shouldn't she really think hard about having Rodriguez on her side when Wimbledon comes?

Nicolás89
May 30th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Yes and Oracene Price.

edificio
May 30th, 2010, 03:52 AM
Never will happen. He's her Svengali. Well, just kidding...a bit.

tonybotz
May 30th, 2010, 05:02 AM
she's pretty much carlos' avatar, i mean he probably imagines himself as her while she plays. she's nothing without him.

mapaliey
May 30th, 2010, 05:27 AM
Obviously E wouldn't be a choice....she needs someone to give her guidance during matches.martina navratilova will guidance her too into her bedroom and sleep and guidance in married life...lol

Tennisstar86
May 30th, 2010, 05:27 AM
She cant win without him coaching her through every point so..... no. :)

tennisphilia
May 31st, 2010, 04:46 PM
What a disappointment it must be for Justine's fans - to lose early in her favorite tournament.
But, more of a disappointment for Justine and Carlos.

Isn't it really the time for Justine to look for another coach?
Sure, Carlos can stay as her father figure - but Justine's game just doesn't match up with the better players 2 years after she retired.

Tennis Ball
May 31st, 2010, 05:49 PM
Yes, and she should take Martina Navratilova! And since Martina is yearning to coach Kim, they should join her both!

Carlos, read this, YOU ARE WRONG this time. NEVER CHANGE A WINNING TACTIC!
Ju, just feel confident, you are the best, just play your intuitive self, you invented your own game.

tennisphilia
Jun 1st, 2010, 03:48 AM
Yes, and she should take Martina Navratilova! And since Martina is yearning to coach Kim, they should join her both!


Kim and Henin under Navratilova? Unlikely but it makes a lot of sense. They should be able to stop a Williams sister at least.

bandabou
Jun 1st, 2010, 06:18 AM
:lol: Mann! What's wrong with people these days? Henin will NEVER EVER drop Carlos Rodriguez.
Just like with Serena and Vee who never took other coaches. Somethings are just sacred and holy.

Miranda
Jun 1st, 2010, 06:21 AM
her loyalty towards her coach touches me , I always admire loyal persons, which are very rare now:hearts:

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2010, 07:04 AM
If you look at this match objectively, from 3-4 0-30 2nd serve, Henin didnt play well.
She gave away some very key points. Thats the time of a slam match when you have to avoid unforced errors early in points.

ZODIAC
Jun 1st, 2010, 09:11 AM
she couldnt see his fingers in the cold damp Paris dusk plus she just looks tired

Beat
Jun 1st, 2010, 11:32 AM
if that means that i'll never have to endure carlos' face on TV again, i'm all for it.

mauresmofan
Jun 1st, 2010, 11:47 AM
No they are a team and the trust is there

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jun 1st, 2010, 11:48 AM
She is nothing without Carlos (and vice-a-versa ). They are a team, she relies on him way too much.

tennisphilia
Jun 16th, 2010, 12:51 AM
She is nothing without Carlos (and vice-a-versa ). They are a team, she relies on him more way too much.

Don't agree. Henin is a champion, just from sheer talent alone.

She however will need more than talent and hard work to win Wimbledon.
That's where the coach's role will play a big part.

kiwialicat
Jun 16th, 2010, 08:03 AM
She shouldn't change coaches completely, but bring in someone new. Someone who can work with them, especially on serve.

Mike_T
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:46 AM
She needs a new psychiatrist. She’s been with the same one since aged 9, when she stole Kim’s racquet and cut all the strings out.

Sharapowerr
Jun 16th, 2010, 11:17 AM
I agree she that she wouldn´t have achieved as much as she did without Carlos, she is looking way too often at Carlos, sometimes it´s like she s a robot programmed by Carlos .

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jun 16th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Don't agree. Henin is a champion, just from sheer talent alone.

She however will need more than talent and hard work to win Wimbledon.
That's where the coach's role will play a big part.

Just sheer talent doesnt get you to the pinnacle of this sport. (Just look at Schnyder )
Henin needs all the reassurances she can get from Carlos during a match, and not to forget the tactical guidance (during a match and not just before.).

debby
Jun 16th, 2010, 11:36 AM
I would be between Tennisphilia and Reetard (erm, I don't mean by THAT you know the :hehehe: part :lol: not the sandwich :lol: ) : yes Reetard is right, Henin needs her coach, she forgets her tactics because she is nervous but she can rely on Carlos. Not good. That's why I want her to change her coach, she would struggle at the beginning but after, she would learn to overcome her nervousness/anxiety on the court, then she would play much better. She would build her confidence faster.

I don't think she is a lost cause (I hope so then :lol: ) Maybe actually she needs a psychiatrist, that's amazing how she struggles in life. I don't mean it by a bad way...

ZODIAC
Jun 16th, 2010, 11:59 AM
why temper with what has given them success,she will be nothing without Carlos

Matt01
Jun 16th, 2010, 01:17 PM
yes Reetard is right, Henin needs her coach, she forgets her tactics because she is nervous but she can rely on Carlos. Not good.


Have any of you ever seen any evidence that without Carlos she forgets her tactics? :rolleyes:

debby
Jun 16th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Have any of you ever seen any evidence that without Carlos she forgets her tactics? :rolleyes:

Sharapova (2nd set and early 3rd set, at 0-2 0-40 she remembers how she should play Maria on clay) and Stosur matchs at RG.

Matt01
Jun 16th, 2010, 01:22 PM
Sharapova (2nd set and early 3rd set, at 0-2 0-40 she remembers how she should play Maria on clay) and Stosur matchs at RG.


Did Carlos leave the stadium at that time or did Justine forget to look to him?

debby
Jun 16th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Did Carlos leave the stadium at that time or did Justine forget to look to him?

I am saying she forgets her tactings during matchs, but outside of her matchs, she is advised by Carlos about her tactics.

bandabou
Jun 16th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Not happening. Carlos is much more than coach for Juju.

Polikarpov
Jun 16th, 2010, 01:51 PM
Lakeisha as Juju's new coach please.

ZODIAC
Jun 16th, 2010, 02:10 PM
Lakeisha as Juju's new coach please.Lakeisha is a ball of fun maybe Joostine will let her hair down and wear girlie stuff....imagine Justine wearing that dress Vee wore at RG:tape:OR WEAR that yellow thing JJ was wearing.:tape:

debby
Jun 16th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Lakeisha is a ball of fun maybe Joostine will let her hair down and wear girlie stuff....imagine Justine wearing that dress Vee wore at RG:tape:OR WEAR that yellow thing JJ was wearing.:tape:

One more reason to laugh at Herpes.

Matt01
Jun 16th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Lakeisha is a ball of fun maybe Joostine will let her hair down and wear girlie stuff....imagine Justine wearing that dress Vee wore at RG:tape:OR WEAR that yellow thing JJ was wearing.:tape:


Still making fun of Justine I see. How original :yawn:

tennisphilia
Jun 16th, 2010, 11:50 PM
She shouldn't change coaches completely, but bring in someone new. Someone who can work with them, especially on serve.

Really agree with this. Bring someone new.
How about Jana Novotna?

*JR*
Jun 17th, 2010, 12:11 AM
If yes, which tennis coach would benefit her the most as she pursues a Wimbledon crown in her second career?

a. Melanie Molitor
b. Martina Navratilova
c. Billie Jean King
d. Richard / Oracene Williams
e. Like Federer, she's better off without a coach

If it were any Martina, I think it should be the one who (also) won mutiple Slams despite a size disadvantage against most opponents. While the peak "le... le... lefthander" was only about average size by today's standards, in her heyday she was bigger than most of her major opponents (of course including Chrissie).

DefyingGravity
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:10 AM
Melanie Molitor wouldn't be a bad addition to Carlos, honestly. That woman knows how to get mileage out of players strengths.

Dawn Marie
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:56 AM
HELL NO! Carlos is one of the best coaches out there. Keep him. He understands the game and knows how to change a player's game with the times. Its just a matter of time before Justine wins the RG and many more slams. Cause she has the game and patience.

kiwialicat
Jun 17th, 2010, 07:32 AM
Really agree with this. Bring someone new.
How about Jana Novotna?

sure. A bit late now, but they really could have worked with serve and volley for Wimbledon. Or better yet, get Navratilova to teach Justine how to win Wimbledon. Or some tips, I don't know.

It's nice to show loyalty, but the problem with working primarily with one person for your whole career is that you tend to stagnate, with a lack of fresh ideas or new perspectives. Perhaps with the case of Justine it is less about new ideas since she has totally changed her style play, but more about new perspectives. Perhaps someone who can see something that Carlos can't or support Justine in a way that he can't because he's to much of a parental sort of figure or they're too close.

Besides I think, and I might be proven wrong very soon, but this whole change of style thing was a massive mistake. If she fails to do well at Wimbledon (not necessarily win, at this stage and with her form I think that might be too big of an ask, she just needs to show that she is playing reasonably well) then the gamble will have backfired and it will be a long process to get her game back up there. Besides she was pretty success without winning pre-retirement, so it just seems like a bit much to change it like that.

Plus the change is probably the reason for all this inconsistency. It's hard not to play your natural game or to have to change it, as players like Sharapova post-surgery will attest to.

but yeah, I would absolutely love to see someone new.

tennisphilia
Jul 2nd, 2010, 05:53 AM
How about Amelie Mauresmo? Heard that he's coaching a French male player.

DOUBLEFIST
Jul 2nd, 2010, 06:36 AM
Still making fun of Justine I see. How original :yawn:
And yet you took the time to respond.

Matt01
Jul 2nd, 2010, 10:42 AM
And yet you took the time to respond.


:weirdo: