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samsam4087
Mar 28th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Who should coach Elena Dementieva to help her to win a slam?

:confused::confused::confused:

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samsam4087
Mar 28th, 2010, 03:11 PM
I reckon Martina can help Elena.

Noctis
Mar 28th, 2010, 03:12 PM
brain surgery.

elenadrocks
Mar 28th, 2010, 03:13 PM
martina doesn't seem to like elena or be impressed with her, from what i noticed from the wimbledon interview, she seemed to be talking down at her

frenchie
Mar 28th, 2010, 03:15 PM
Anastasia Myskina

Aryman3
Mar 28th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Papa Radwanski - he's the best in this business

babsi
Mar 28th, 2010, 05:12 PM
What random options...being a good player doesn't equal being a good coach.

Slutati
Mar 28th, 2010, 05:14 PM
No one can help her. :sad:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 28th, 2010, 05:21 PM
richard williams...maybe she'll finally be let in on those family decisions she likes to talk about

changel
Mar 28th, 2010, 05:31 PM
Anastasia Myskina

She only won one major and she was very lucky to, so no, no Myskina.
I don't think she will ever win a Major, she is just not good enough.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 28th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Guus Hiddink

danieln1
Mar 28th, 2010, 06:22 PM
Billie...

But Elena will never cut the parental cord

frenchie
Mar 28th, 2010, 06:24 PM
What Dementieva lacks the most is tactical sense

which cannot be taught unfortunately for her!

Loungy
Mar 28th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Guus Hiddink
He can do it. :lol: He can do anything.

If not him, The Special One.

The Dawntreader
Mar 28th, 2010, 07:09 PM
They should all save themselves the heartache:lol:

Uranium
Mar 28th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Didn't Hana coach Novotna, a well known choker, to win her first slam at 1998 Wimbledon?
Maybe Hana could do it again:p

sunset
Mar 28th, 2010, 07:19 PM
None of the above.
I believe all Elena needs is someone like Tony Robbins to help her believe in herself. I think she is every bit as good as any top ten player maybe even better but she just lacks the ability to believe she can really win.
This same man coached Andre Agassi regain the number 1 stop after several years of mediocre play. He also was hired by Serena Williams who then went on to go from 150th in the world back to number 1.
He is expensive but effective. I think if Elena would hire Tony for a couple of days we would see her win her first slam and even more.



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MaBaker
Mar 28th, 2010, 07:44 PM
Dule Vujošević.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 28th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Alex Ferguson seems to win everything

tennisbum79
Mar 28th, 2010, 08:01 PM
Richard Williams.

He can start by telling her resuts between Venus and Serena were never arranged or his decision, but based on who played better and/or wanted if the most, on a given day.

Then they can procede on to work on how to win matches Dementiava is supposed to win.
They could also consider leaving mama Vera home.
It will cut down down the emotional drain that must be weighing on Elena

Serenita
Mar 28th, 2010, 08:24 PM
richard williams...maybe she'll finally be let in on those family decisions she likes to talk about
:lol:

perseus2006
Mar 28th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Yuri.

BluSthil
Mar 28th, 2010, 08:54 PM
I reckon Martina can help Elena.
At this point in Elena's career, I don't believe she needs any outside help. She's in good shape, she moves very well, and her shot selection is usually pretty good. Her 1st serve is the key to her success (a consistent 68%).

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 28th, 2010, 09:00 PM
At this point in Elena's career, I don't believe she needs any outside help. She's in good shape, she moves very well, and her shot selection is usually pretty good. Her 1st serve is the key to her success (a consistent 68%).

Your reputation :speakles:

*JR*
Mar 28th, 2010, 11:34 PM
miffedmax

(I don't know if she'll win, but @ least she'll regrow her bangs)

Elenarulez
Mar 28th, 2010, 11:48 PM
Yep ... miffedmax knows her the best. He would be a great help.

.ivy.
Mar 28th, 2010, 11:49 PM
Piotr Wozniacki

But seriously, Lena's at the point in her career where a coach won't make much difference. The only thing separating her from a slam is belief and mental strength, which unfortunately can't be taught.

samsam4087
Mar 28th, 2010, 11:49 PM
None of the above.
I believe all Elena needs is someone like Tony Robbins to help her believe in herself. I think she is every bit as good as any top ten player maybe even better but she just lacks the ability to believe she can really win.
This same man coached Andre Agassi regain the number 1 stop after several years of mediocre play. He also was hired by Serena Williams who then went on to go from 150th in the world back to number 1.
He is expensive but effective. I think if Elena would hire Tony for a couple of days we would see her win her first slam and even more.



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good suggestion

égalité
Mar 28th, 2010, 11:49 PM
Oracene :bowdown:

Apoleb
Mar 28th, 2010, 11:52 PM
Her only option is to sell her soul to the devil. Even then, I'm not sure he can guaranty her a slam.

samsam4087
Mar 28th, 2010, 11:58 PM
Her only option is to sell her soul to the devil. Even then, I'm not sure he can guaranty her a slam.

:lol::lol::lol:

King Halep
Mar 29th, 2010, 01:50 AM
Phil Jackson

Lord Choc Ice
Mar 29th, 2010, 01:55 AM
I voted Aranxta. :cool:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 29th, 2010, 02:02 AM
Phil Jackson

Nah , Phil Jackson is overrated

nicidle
Mar 29th, 2010, 02:54 AM
someone that forces her to take chances.. and someone gives her confidence at the net. maybe arantxa :hearts:

Lord Choc Ice
Mar 29th, 2010, 02:56 AM
someone that forces her to take chances.. and someone gives her confident at the net. maybe arantxa :hearts:
Exactly why I voted for Aranxta. :D

Midnight_Robber
Mar 29th, 2010, 03:16 AM
Don't know who to vote *for* but I'd definitely vote against Nav. If what the Lena D fans say about her temperament is true then Nav would be the opposite extreme of her mother - abrasive, exacting, hard and hyper-analytical. While Elena might require a change of pace in terms of coaching, shifting over to Nav might be a tad too extreme.

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 29th, 2010, 04:54 AM
Her only option is to sell her soul to the devil. Even then, I'm not sure he can guaranty her a slam.

Well, it worked for Ivanovic. :shrug:

newselflee
Mar 29th, 2010, 05:51 AM
god

kiwialicat
Mar 29th, 2010, 05:55 AM
Alex Ferguson seems to win everything

In a toss up between Ferguson and the Special One, I'd go with the Special One. Just imagine the press conferences and interviews. :D

Inger67
Mar 29th, 2010, 06:00 AM
No one can. :sad:

gc-spurs
Mar 29th, 2010, 10:37 AM
Serena Williams
Phil Jackson

samsam4087
Apr 22nd, 2010, 06:09 AM
Martina Navratilova

hkyen
Apr 22nd, 2010, 06:11 AM
serena williams:D

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 22nd, 2010, 06:39 AM
Richard Williams

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 22nd, 2010, 06:42 AM
richard williams...maybe she'll finally be let in on those family decisions she likes to talk about
My question is, if Richard DID coach her and she beat Vee/Ree in the finals, would she then ALSO say that it was fixed? :scratch:

Jajaloo
Apr 22nd, 2010, 08:07 AM
Coach?

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bandabou
Apr 22nd, 2010, 08:57 AM
My question is, if Richard DID coach her and she beat Vee/Ree in the finals, would she then ALSO say that it was fixed? :scratch:

:lol: Because that would be the only way that either Vee or Serena could lose to Elena D in a major final. Oh the irony!

bandabou
Apr 22nd, 2010, 08:58 AM
But indeed...Richard Williams. 19 majors and counting.

Brooklyn90
Apr 22nd, 2010, 09:01 AM
Baby Jesus :hearts:

miffedmax
Apr 22nd, 2010, 01:40 PM
Maybe that shitbag Tarpishev. He may be a sleazeball, but there's no doubt he's gotten great results out of the whackjob.

Another choice--look at Lena's record when coached by her brother Seva. It's actually pretty impressive. I recall reading somewhere that when they were young, he was considered a far more promising player than his baby sis. He knows the game and her psychology.

basset
Apr 22nd, 2010, 02:19 PM
i think elena will never win a slam. she's a great player and has improved her serve but still it is far too weak...

Myggen
Apr 22nd, 2010, 02:38 PM
Don't think the serve is a problem any longer. It has improved a great deal and is no longer a huge weakness. The problem now is that her baseline game is not at the same level that it was when her serve was shit. Difficult to make it all work together at the same time, I guess...

Spiritof42
Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:56 PM
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miffedmax
Apr 22nd, 2010, 04:24 PM
Or maybe...

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tea
Apr 22nd, 2010, 05:50 PM
Serena, Venus, Justine and around 10 other players should quit and organize a group of coaches. Not necessarily Elena's coaches.:angel: