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MarcusRock
May 13th, 2003, 03:56 PM
Just curious as to which players have had romantic flings with their coaches and how it ended up. Share all details. Thanks.

disposablehero
May 13th, 2003, 04:00 PM
Haven't they all been rumoured to?

best best better
May 13th, 2003, 04:00 PM
I believe Meghann Shaughnessy (damn, can NEVER spell that name right) is engaged to hers....

cooolconchita
May 13th, 2003, 04:02 PM
well pato DID coach conchi for a time... ;)

sartrista7
May 13th, 2003, 04:04 PM
I believe Meghann Shaughnessy (damn, can NEVER spell that name right) is engaged to hers....

He's coached her since she was 13... and I believe there were rumours of a relationship when she was still a minor.

Hawk
May 13th, 2003, 04:36 PM
He's coached her since she was 13... and I believe there were rumours of a relationship when she was still a minor.

Ewww I hope she wasn't a minor :eek: How much older is he?

Anyway I'm sure most have heard the rumours of Daniela and coach Nigel :o I doubt it's true though..

NaF
May 13th, 2003, 04:38 PM
Yayuk Basuki married her coach Suharyadi...

I have no idea how long it took them to hook up since they first worked together though..

JPV
May 13th, 2003, 04:43 PM
Dominique Monami & Bart Van Roost ;)

SerenaSlam
May 13th, 2003, 05:55 PM
Sandrine and her Coach right? that is da baby daddy ain't it?

Elke
May 13th, 2003, 08:07 PM
I thought Serge was Appelmans' first coach?
Afterwards, she was coached by Steven Martens.

Dava
May 13th, 2003, 08:13 PM
Babsi nearly got married to one of her coaches.

Patty Schynder also got involved with her world famous coach the man from DelMonte

Dava
May 13th, 2003, 08:14 PM
Julie Harlard married her coach to.

ico4498
May 13th, 2003, 09:19 PM
From Mr Ed, www.tennis-ontheline.com ...

Arizona resident Meghann Shaughnessy is one of the WTA’s more intriguing figures. After drawing her family’s ire by leaving home in her early teens with coach Rafael Font de Mora, to whom she later became engaged, the American became one of the tour’s rising stars in 2001, climbing to 11th spot in the world ranking.

Last year Shaughnessy slid backwards, playing mediocre tennis and falling to the 30s. The Arizona Republic, which is one of the rare sources of information about the usually secretive Shaughnessy, revealed this week that it was a year of turmoil on and off the court for her. Her controversial relationship with Font de Mora came to an end, as the two decided to part ways in every respect after the U.S. Open. "When you are together professionally and personally, where you separate the line is not easy," Font de Mora told the Arizona newspaper. "We were at a stage in life where we had to separate in both areas.”

However, Shaughnessy decided to return to Font de Mora -- but as a coach only -- toward the end of the season, and the results have finally started to come. Notably, she won the Canberra tournament and reached the Australian Open quarterfinals in January. And in Scottsdale she has performed well, knocking off Jelena Dokic (admittedly a popular sport these days) and reaching the semifinals.

We had noticed during the Australian Open that Meghann appeared to have transformed her physique, and Shaughnessy confirmed this in Scottsdale. In an effort to keep up with the power game now in vogue on the women’s tour, she has added 20 pounds of muscle to her formerly slender frame, and now pounds her serve at a more than respectable 115 mph. "I worked a bunch on strength, endurance, explosiveness, flexibility, injury prevention,” said Shaughnessy. “I spent hours in the gym every day and felt really confident starting the year."

If Meghann Shaughnessy keeps going in this direction, we would not be surprised to see her knocking at the door of the top ten before the year is out.

Andre@
May 13th, 2003, 11:06 PM
Barbara Schett was involved with her coach too.
and afterwords he talked to the newspaper about her.

Ek Balam
May 14th, 2003, 12:05 AM
Ewww I hope she wasn't a minor :eek: How much older is he?

Anyway I'm sure most have heard the rumours of Daniela and coach Nigel :o I doubt it's true though..


I can't believe that daniela is :hearts: :hearts: , but you have a "proof" or what rumors??? I don't hear that rumors...

TS
May 14th, 2003, 12:59 AM
I think Irina Spirlea married her coach, and indeed was involved with her coach at an early age....can anyone confirm?

Lots of players. We'd be here all day if we listed them all :)

MarcusRock
May 14th, 2003, 01:06 AM
I think Irina Spirlea married her coach, and indeed was involved with her coach at an early age....can anyone confirm?

Lots of players. We'd be here all day if we listed them all :)List them all anyway. I wanna know. Thanks.

TS
May 14th, 2003, 01:16 AM
Nosey bitch :p

I'm sure someone can list a few more...I can't remember them all.

*JR*
May 14th, 2003, 01:36 AM
Barbara Schett was involved with her coach too.
and afterwords he talked to the newspaper about her.
Mandl or the other guy? :confused:

MarcusRock
May 14th, 2003, 01:12 PM
Nosey bitch :p

I'm sure someone can list a few more...I can't remember them all.And? LOL. There's gotta be more, people. Get those stories out.

beecharmer
May 14th, 2003, 01:36 PM
Betty Stove was coach/lover to mandlikova, who was then coach/lover to Novotna

miranda_lou
May 14th, 2003, 03:11 PM
Font de Mora should be in jail.:mad: If I were Meghann's parents I would have had that crud arrested for kidnapping my daughter at 13.:(

There have been rumors for years about the older male coaches and their younger students and the older lesbian coaches and their younger charges. It's no wonder we see so many parents traveling with their girls. What responsible parent would risk a daughter getting involved with the person who is supposed to be teaching her tennis and ends up teaching her other things?:rolleyes:

Years ago, Peter Graf complained that one of the lesbian players were trying to "recruit" Steffi. The WTA people said he was nuts. Then people laughed at Samantha Stevenson when she talked about gay players on tour. Maybe the WTA should stopped calling the parents crazy and do something about what's happening. :(

griffin
May 14th, 2003, 03:32 PM
Years ago, Peter Graf complained that one of the lesbian players were trying to "recruit" Steffi. The WTA people said he was nuts. Then people laughed at Samantha Stevenson when she talked about gay players on tour. Maybe the WTA should stopped calling the parents crazy and do something about what's happening. :(

I agree that the WTA buries its head in the sand on this one, HOWEVER, what I find "nuts" about Graf and Stevenson's allegations is that while they're obsessing on lesbians, every example people have managed to come up with of adult coaches getting involved with underage players (Conchi was an adult when she hooked up with Pato, and the coach Momo was rumored to have been involved with at the French tennis academy was male) have been about male coaches. Is their message then that it's ok to abuse a student so long as it takes place in the context of a heterosexual relationship?

I am NOT saying that there are no predatory women out there, but given what seems to happen in practice, to focus on lesbians as the problem only buries your head in a different hole.

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dhnet2
May 14th, 2003, 05:12 PM
I can't believe that daniela is :hearts: :hearts: , but you have a "proof" or what rumors??? I don't hear that rumors...

It's just gossip mate :D Not the least bit likely

irma
May 14th, 2003, 05:27 PM
wasn't conchita sexual abused by her coach (a man) when she was a teenager?

DA FOREHAND
May 14th, 2003, 07:50 PM
Font de Mora should be in jail.:mad: If I were Meghann's parents I would have had that crud arrested for kidnapping my daughter at 13.:(

There have been rumors for years about the older male coaches and their younger students and the older lesbian coaches and their younger charges. It's no wonder we see so many parents traveling with their girls. What responsible parent would risk a daughter getting involved with the person who is supposed to be teaching her tennis and ends up teaching her other things?:rolleyes:

Years ago, Peter Graf complained that one of the lesbian players were trying to "recruit" Steffi. The WTA people said he was nuts. Then people laughed at Samantha Stevenson when she talked about gay players on tour. Maybe the WTA should stopped calling the parents crazy and do something about what's happening. :(


That's ignorant....your sexuallity isn't a choice, nor are you recruited! There are def. Lesbians on the tour. Are they predators? I doubt it.

Xian
May 14th, 2003, 09:01 PM
Mandl or the other guy? :confused:

yes former player Gerald Mandl but they split up 3 years ago since then Babsi is playing like shit :o

oren987
May 14th, 2003, 09:34 PM
Anna pistolesi got married to her coach this year.

I think that Silvia Farina Elia did the same with her coach.

propi
May 14th, 2003, 11:23 PM
wasn't conchita sexual abused by her coach (a man) when she was a teenager?
I heard the same!!!:eek:
Some say it was Van Harpen:eek:

sartrista7
May 15th, 2003, 03:47 PM
to focus on lesbians as the problem only buries your head in a different hole.

Hehe. Very good Griffin ;)

Andre@
May 16th, 2003, 12:26 AM
Sorry rd878

I don`t remember his name.

*JR*
May 16th, 2003, 10:39 AM
Sorry rd878

I don`t remember his name. Thanks. If I really cared who, I could look it up in a WTA archive, I guess. I was more interested if it was Mandl, who I was asked about by the father of a kid in next-door Hungary. (And Xian, Mandl coached Babs thru '02, so if the one you mean broke up with her in 2000, it couldn't have been him).