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pov
Apr 28th, 2011, 06:37 PM
Back in the day (Graf, etc) were there top players who were coached by their parents?

Volcana
Apr 28th, 2011, 07:32 PM
Do you mean coached illegally during matches, or trained by their parents? Evert and Seles were trained by their fathers. Whereas back in the eighties, tennis didn;t pay well enough for most players to have a traveling coach.

pov
Apr 28th, 2011, 08:21 PM
What was it like in the 90s? Were there top players who had their parents as a traveling coach ?

King Halep
Apr 28th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Do you mean coached illegally during matches, or trained by their parents? Evert and Seles were trained by their fathers. Whereas back in the eighties, tennis didn;t pay well enough for most players to have a traveling coach.

thought Seles went to bolletieri

Soliloque
Apr 28th, 2011, 08:39 PM
What was it like in the 90s? Were there top players who had their parents as a traveling coach ?

Graf, Pierce, Capriati, Seles, Serena, Venus, Hingis. Most of the GS winners had parents as coach.

edificio
Apr 28th, 2011, 09:07 PM
I know MJFernandez had a coach who wasn't a parent, but I can't remember who coached Sabbatini. I don't think it was a relative.

tonybotz
Apr 29th, 2011, 03:39 AM
Graf was taught by her father, but was ultimately coached by Klaus Hofsass when she won the slam and Heinz Gundhardt.

Carlos Kirmayr coached Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 1993

Robert Van't Hoff was with Davenport for her prime

Rick Macci worked with Capriati in her formative years

Carlos Kirmayr also coached Gabby Sabatini

...who also coached Conchita Martinez

espntennis
Apr 29th, 2011, 04:34 AM
Rick Macci with Venus and Serena.

Varelia
Apr 29th, 2011, 11:59 AM
I know MJFernandez had a coach who wasn't a parent, but I can't remember who coached Sabbatini. I don't think it was a relative.

Sven Groeneveld also coached Fernandez.

The Last Unicorn
Apr 29th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Mary Joe Fernandez has been coached by Harold Salomon (a former top 5 player) for a longer period of time. He also worked with Jannifer Capriati and recently with Shahar Peer IIRC.
Steffi Graf's coach before GŁnthardt was Pavel Slozil. He worked with her when she won her Golden Slam.

nat75
May 1st, 2011, 11:47 PM
Gaby was coached by Pato Fidalgo (forming years), Pato Apey (Junior years/pro), Angel Gimenez (Mary Pierce), Carlos Kirmayr, Dennis Ralston (Chris Evert), Guillermo Vilas, Kirmayr again and Juan NuŮez (Evert, ASV). Billie Jean King said that Gaby asked her to coach her when she (Gaby) was changing coaches but it never took off.