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Beakling
Dec 20th, 2009, 06:08 PM
So Vera will now be working with Azarenka's old coach... Anyone have any scoop on this? Wondering why he & Vika parted & whether he'll be a good match w/Bepa. Only time will tell, I suppose.

goldenlox
Dec 21st, 2009, 10:50 PM
Right now there's no scoop. It's only a temporary thing since they know each other and Vika just went in a different direction.

I don't know if Vera wants him as her full time coach. And he said he might want to take a few months off.
But if they like working together now, maybe they will team up.

Beakling
Jan 14th, 2010, 11:23 PM
Thanks, goldenlox (pardon my delayed reply). That's cool, but seems she was doing well w/Sam. Ah, well, c'est la vie. At least she didn't hire her mother (tho on second thought, seems to work well for a few others.) ;)

Ksenia_PervakFAN
Sep 13th, 2010, 07:43 PM
The Real coach
http://s.qguys.com/diaries/50/29/335681_653_663163173.jpg

Beakling
Sep 13th, 2010, 08:21 PM
Um, yeah, nice pic - thanks for sharing. Wouldn't mind his help with my erratic forehand, among other things... That Bepa is a smart one... ;)

redsonja
Sep 14th, 2010, 02:59 AM
Oh Jesus. :lol:

He is... inspirational.

Juliana_
Sep 14th, 2010, 12:21 PM
http://s59.radikal.ru/i166/1009/f1/0c1ea898da02.jpg

http://s004.radikal.ru/i205/100/a6/72d5ca8b451c.jpg

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http://s08.radikal.ru/i181/1009/ff/8cd54dc75bc1.jpg

http://s48.radikal.ru/i119/1009/70/342c2b297b0e.jpg

http://s56.radikal.ru/i154/1009/31/12c0687308ef.jpg

http://i077.radikal.ru/1009/92/5f071a460ae4.jpg

http://s001.radikal.ru/i195/1009/d1/f9cb80cef6ad.jpg

http://s57.radikal.ru/i158/1009/ba/4d7543c796d7.jpg

http://s16.radikal.ru/i191/1009/09/a42568f29e2f.jpg

Ksenia_PervakFAN
Sep 14th, 2010, 02:37 PM
:worship::worship:Vera/:lol::lol:

Beakling
Sep 14th, 2010, 03:20 PM
Oh Jesus. :lol:

He is... inspirational.


Those are definitely some inspiring images... ;)

Caralenko
Sep 16th, 2010, 04:58 AM
Sergey is godly.

#kArLoS#
Sep 19th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Vera is extremely lucky :lol:

Sergey is so hot :drool:

Ksenia_PervakFAN
Sep 25th, 2010, 02:12 PM
http://www.sports.ru/images/object_76.1284798061.76419.jpeg

Nena_xxx
Sep 25th, 2010, 08:02 PM
Is he Vera's boyfriend?

Juliana_
Oct 5th, 2010, 09:38 PM
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20101005/Img275433198.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20101005/Img275433196.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20101005/Img275433192.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20101005/Img275433184.jpg

liztennis
Nov 14th, 2010, 09:43 PM
he is hot!!! but i heard he is the hitting partner not the coach

Ksenia_PervakFAN
Feb 27th, 2011, 02:16 PM
http://11.imagebam.com/download.php?ID=104705022&salt=39ae2a&sec=57bab6&filesize=45700&filename=Sergey+Demekhin8.jpg

Juliana_
Mar 4th, 2011, 09:11 AM
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/271/demekhin2.jpg

Juliana_
Mar 4th, 2011, 09:12 AM
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7004/demekhin4.jpg

GoofyDuck
Mar 30th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Where Sergey? Vera is with another guy in Indian Wells now.

redsonja
Mar 30th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Where Sergey? Vera is with another guy in Indian Wells now.

On wtatour.ru someone apparently heard from him that something came up and he had to go back to Russia during Miami. He said "as far as he knows", they're still working together. :shrug:

I guess we'll see.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2011, 08:17 PM
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1322606231/___________normal.JPG
VladasLasitskas (http://twitter.com/#!/VladasLasitskas) Vladas Lasitskas



@verazvonareva (http://twitter.com/verazvonareva) split with her coach Sergey Demekhine. Karen Krotov now is her only coach. http://bit.ly/gFZtPO (http://bit.ly/gFZtPO)

redsonja
Apr 26th, 2011, 08:21 PM
:bigcry:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 26th, 2011, 08:28 PM
came down to differences between Sergey and Krotov

edificio
Apr 26th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Well, we shall see if this Krotov can keep her in the top five. I hope so.

Juliana_
Apr 26th, 2011, 10:09 PM
:sad: :shrug: :sobbing:

Sean.
Apr 27th, 2011, 05:11 AM
From the sounds of it Vera wasn't happy and decided to bring in a 2nd opinion. Sergey didn't like being number 2 and left! It's not Vera's fault his ego is too big! He's not been around since IW and her results have been good, so I hope it doesn't effect her!

As for Krotov all I know is that he played club tennis when he was a boy (at the same club as Vera) but I don't think he ever went pro. I guess he was quite good as he won a 1st division boys title in Moscow and reached the final of the national club championships (he had better doubles results). Maybe Vera knew him when she was younger?

I'm not 100% sure but I think he might have worked with Bryuhovets (Kiri's former coach) and former top 10 doubles player Tatarkova. I might be getting confused there though. :unsure:

Anyone have more info?

redsonja
Apr 27th, 2011, 06:37 AM
I'm not sure it's quite fair to characterize this entirely as a Sergey ego problem. I'm sure that's some of it. But also if you already have a coach, you should consult them before you make changes to the situation. From the full article (and of course we're only getting one side of it), it sounds like:

1. Before Sergey had to go back to Russia after Indian Wells, they discussed her getting a hitting partner for Miami.
2. Instead of a hitting partner, she ended up hiring a new coach when she got to Florida.
3. When Vera got back to Moscow for Fed Cup, she pretty much said, "I'm gonna have two coaches now, that's cool, right?"

Of course it's her prerogative to try to have whoever she wants in her team. But it's not as if it's hard to understand why Sergey would feel slighted, assuming this course of events is accurate. With the two of them working together, she had her most successful year ever, and then all of a sudden she announces that he'll be working part-time in tandem with someone he's never worked with before.

Anyway, she's been fine with coaching switches before and I'm sure she'll be fine now. I'm only sorry that it sounds like it ended poorly. :sad:

Sean.
Apr 27th, 2011, 08:45 PM
I've been thinking some more about Krotov and why Sergey and Vera supposedly split. It said somewhere that Vera wanted to bring something new into the training. I think she wants to use her net skills more.

She probably feels she's getting the most she can from her ground game and it's time to work on her other talents. Krotov is a doubles coach she knew when she was younger and so brings him in.

It's only a theory, but it could be a good move from Vera.

GoofyDuck
Apr 27th, 2011, 09:03 PM
I'm not sure it's quite fair to characterize this entirely as a Sergey ego problem. I'm sure that's some of it. But also if you already have a coach, you should consult them before you make changes to the situation. From the full article (and of course we're only getting one side of it), it sounds like:

1. Before Sergey had to go back to Russia after Indian Wells, they discussed her getting a hitting partner for Miami.
2. Instead of a hitting partner, she ended up hiring a new coach when she got to Florida.
3. When Vera got back to Moscow for Fed Cup, she pretty much said, "I'm gonna have two coaches now, that's cool, right?"

Of course it's her prerogative to try to have whoever she wants in her team. But it's not as if it's hard to understand why Sergey would feel slighted, assuming this course of events is accurate. With the two of them working together, she had her most successful year ever, and then all of a sudden she announces that he'll be working part-time in tandem with someone he's never worked with before.

Anyway, she's been fine with coaching switches before and I'm sure she'll be fine now. I'm only sorry that it sounds like it ended poorly. :sad:

:sad:

Vera comes off a little as a cold bitch, but then again she is one of the players we get to hear fewest off about their personal lifes.
I don't even know if she has a BF in first place or how the relation with Sergey was...
He makes it sound rather sad and I wonder how Vera really feels about it.
I mean you traveled together with soemone for months... He was an old friend afterall.

Losing Streak
Apr 29th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Here are both versions of the "thing" in an interview of Sergey and one of Vera by Vladas Lastikas :shrug:

http://www.sport-express.ru/newspaper/2011-04-27/7_1/
http://www.sport-express.ru/newspaper/2011-04-29/15_2/

Sean.
Apr 29th, 2011, 03:03 PM
- Каким видите итог вашей совместной работы?

- Конечная оценка любой работы - результат. А вот каким путем он достигается, уже зависит от многих компонентов. Мы и в техническом плане изменяли ее игру, и в тактике прибавляли. Самый яркий пример - недавняя встреча с Сарой Эррани в рамках Кубка федерации. Мне очень понравилось, как играла Вера. Хотя, конечно, в этом может быть и заслуга Карена, проработавшего с ней к тому времени уже пару недель, но я в этом сильно сомневаюсь. Смотреть на ее игру в том поединке с Эррани было приятно. Звонарева действовала агрессивно, доминировала на корте, неоднократно выходила к сетке. Причем это не был предел возможностей Веры, она может действовать еще лучше.

Sergey wanted her to be more aggressive, I hope that's not what Vera disagreed with. :scared: I don't want her to go back to being a pusher like AO!

redsonja
Apr 29th, 2011, 03:43 PM
Sergey wanted her to be more aggressive, I hope that's not what Vera disagreed with. :scared: I don't want her to go back to being a pusher like AO!

Frankly, I don't think any of this has anything to do with Sergey's coaching methods. :shrug: The whole thing sounds to me like a failure of communication, followed by Vera wanting Sergey to go along with what she wanted without any consultation, followed by Sergey refusing, followed by both of them refusing to back down. If Vera had wanted him fired, she would have just fired him. It's not like she's never fired a coach before.

"I wanted to add another point of view to my coaching" is not the same thing as "my last coach was doing something I didn't like". And "you should discuss changes with me before you make them" is not the same thing as "my ego is too big to accommodate new team members".

Sean.
Apr 29th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Maybe, but he says:

Инициатива привлечь к работе Карена исходила от Веры. Видимо, она решила внести в свою подготовку что-то новое. Но я был с этим не согласен. У меня свое видение ее игры. Ну а когда в команду пришел новый человек, то уже мне не захотелось брать ответственность за его действия. Перетягивание одеяла на себя до добра не доведет. Поэтому я решил отстраниться, так как в первую очередь не хотел навредить Вере.

'It was Vera's idea to hire Karen. Apparently, she wanted to work with him to bring in something different. I [Sergey] didn't agree with that. I have my own view of the game. I didn't want to take responsibility for her new coaches actions or fight for leadership. So I decided to step aside, so as not to hurt Vera.'

Мы и в техническом плане изменяли ее игру, и в тактике прибавляли. Самый яркий пример - недавняя встреча с Сарой Эррани в рамках Кубка федерации. Мне очень понравилось, как играла Вера. Хотя, конечно, в этом может быть и заслуга Карена, проработавшего с ней к тому времени уже пару недель, но я в этом сильно сомневаюсь. Смотреть на ее игру в том поединке с Эррани было приятно. Звонарева действовала агрессивно, доминировала на корте, неоднократно выходила к сетке. Причем это не был предел возможностей Веры, она может действовать еще лучше.

'We [Sergey & Vera] planned to change Vera's game tactically. The most obvious example of this was the recent meeting with Sara Errani in Fed Cup. I really liked how Vera played. Although, of course, this credit for this might be Karen's, who had worked with her for a few weeks at that time, but I strongly doubt it. Watching her play the match against Errani was nice. Zvonareva played aggressively, dominating the court and repeatedly moving into the court. But I don't think even this was her best, he can play ever better.'

................

It just sounds like he wants her to play aggressive tennis, which I agree with, and that's not the direction he thinks Karen will take.

redsonja
Apr 29th, 2011, 04:25 PM
It just sounds like he wants her to play aggressive tennis, which I agree with, and that's not the direction he thinks Karen will take.

None of that means that she disagrees with the idea of playing aggressively. Wanting a second opinion does not mean that you think the first opinion is wrong. I speak Russian and I've read all these articles, and none of them sound like a disagreement about coaching methods, unless you count having more than one coach around as a coaching method. They all sound like Vera forgot to tell Coach #1 that she was hiring a Coach #2, and Coach #1 got offended and walked away.

Now, it might be legitimate to worry about how her game might change with a new coach. But nothing either of them have said points to Vera not liking the way Sergey's been coaching her/disagreeing with his game plan. I say again, if she really didn't like what he'd been doing, she just would have fired him. That is not what happened.

Anyway, I think we're talking at cross-purposes. :) You're talking about how Karen might coach her. I'm talking about why the split might have happened. I guess I'm just trying to say I don't really think that it's because she thinks she shouldn't be playing the way Sergey wants her to play.

Sean.
Apr 29th, 2011, 04:31 PM
I speak Russian and I've read all these articles.

Sorry, I didn't realise.

I did read somewhere that she wanted to demote him to hitting partner though, I thought that was significant.

I'm not arguing with you, just discussing. Maybe I'm just reading too much into it. I guess we'll just have to see what happens. If she wins RG, playing aggressive tennis, I will admit I'm wrong. :p

redsonja
Apr 29th, 2011, 04:37 PM
I did read somewhere that she wanted to demote him to hitting partner though, I thought that was significant.

He said in his interview that he felt like she wanted him to work with her at Fed Cup more as a hitting partner, and control of the coaching team had already been passed to Karen. That might be true, or it might just be how he was feeling after having "surprise! I brought a new coach home from Miami!" dropped on him. She had said beforehand that she thought they could take turns travelling with her (:lol: Vera, that's the kind of thing you should discuss with both parties involved). So to me, it's kind of impossible to tell what the power structure actually would have been like. Sergey stepped out before it could get that far.

In any case, all we can do is wait and see... :)

C. Drone
Apr 29th, 2011, 07:00 PM
- you don't need hire a full time coach just to "add another point of view".
- possible Vera only saw him as a friend, while Sergey possibly has further/serious coaching ambitions.
- big changes when a player is almost 27... success is doubtful. But i didn't read in anything factual in the interviews, so, we'll see.
- she is silly. :p

#kArLoS#
Apr 29th, 2011, 07:43 PM
:facepalm:

Well,hopefully this Karen guy will be as sucessful as (hot) Sergey,to say the least...:fingerscrossed:

Noctis
May 17th, 2011, 07:15 PM
you dump sergey and now your slumpping, you dumo hot man for a ugly mut :facepalm:

NoExit
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:14 PM
Already posted this in the Live Score thread, but seriously, does Vera already have another new coach?? Saw a new guy in the players box in her match at Wimbledon today and one of the commentators said she's now working with Alexey Ageev... so is she already through with Karen Krotov or what?

Sean.
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:20 PM
She's said it's only temporary and that he's a hitting partner for the grass court season.

NoExit
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:43 PM
She's said it's only temporary and that he's a hitting partner for the grass court season.

Ah... ok. Thanks for that bit of info Sean, appreciate it dude.

Sean.
Jun 20th, 2011, 03:19 PM
^ She has also said things like that in the past though, and then it's turned out things are more formal and long term.

NoExit
Jun 22nd, 2011, 05:14 AM
^ She has also said things like that in the past though, and then it's turned out things are more formal and long term.

Hey Sean, do you know the name of the other guy in her box? I think he's her physio...

Sean.
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:14 AM
Which one?

The one on the right here?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/254501848.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1308731403&Signature=uJvaE0PQZVo8Qb6vhL2aVZ1TN8s%3D

NoExit
Jun 22nd, 2011, 03:01 PM
Which one?

The one on the right here?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/254501848.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1308731403&Signature=uJvaE0PQZVo8Qb6vhL2aVZ1TN8s%3D

The dude on the right in this pic:

http://twitpic.com/47iuvs

Dominika23
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:14 PM
TO Hell With Karen ANd this Other Dude let get back sergei demekhine

Sean.
Jun 24th, 2011, 04:24 PM
The dude on the right in this pic:

http://twitpic.com/47iuvs

Sergey Homutov I think.

redsonja
Jun 24th, 2011, 07:31 PM
Sergey Homutov I think.

No... I can't remember his name, but that's definitely not it. He's Dutch, not Russian.

Sean.
Jun 24th, 2011, 08:23 PM
No... I can't remember his name, but that's definitely not it. He's Dutch, not Russian.

Oh ok. I can't actually see the picture NoExit posted.

Juliana_
Jun 24th, 2011, 08:29 PM
No... I can't remember his name, but that's definitely not it. He's Dutch, not Russian.

He is a Dutch physio Perry Augustin. :wavey:

Sean.
Jun 24th, 2011, 08:38 PM
He is a Dutch physio Perry Augustin. :wavey:

:bowdown: That's the one.

http://nos.nl/video/200823-zvonareva-begint-2011-in-amsterdam.html

lang26
Aug 7th, 2011, 03:39 AM
Bepa has A New Coach I So Happy she gotta rid of Karen

redsonja
Aug 7th, 2011, 08:09 AM
Bepa has A New Coach I So Happy she gotta rid of Karen

I wonder what's going on there, really. I mean, she certainly seems to have gotten rid of Karen, but she's never actually said so. Plus, Alexey Ageev has been her hitting partner/stop gap coach for a long time. I wonder if she's looking to hire someone else, or if she's just going to make a go of it with Alexey for awhile.

fsfikke
Aug 8th, 2011, 02:41 PM
It's official now, Karen's gone: http://zvonareva.ru/index2.php?Id=20

Explains why the Eurosport commentators finally got his name right yesterday :P

lang26
Aug 8th, 2011, 03:40 PM
YES it be great time too get Sergei Demekhine back

redsonja
Aug 8th, 2011, 05:26 PM
Yes, Vera, I can easily see now how hiring Karen was so essential that it was worth chasing Sergey off. Totally worth it. :facepalm:

fsfikke
Aug 8th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Seems like such a waste indeed :/

On the other hand, if that was all it took for them to split, maybe it wasn't going so well anyways. But I don't think we're gonna hear the full story from Bepa any time soon :P

Anyone knows what Sergey is up to these days? Maybe there's still a possibility of an happy ending to all this :cheer:

Or maybe Alexey is just the one she needs to get her GS, let's hope so :)

redsonja
Aug 8th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Seems like such a waste indeed :/

On the other hand, if that was all it took for them to split, maybe it wasn't going so well anyways. But I don't think we're gonna hear the full story from Bepa any time soon :P
I'm sure we will never hear the full story, but IMO it wasn't such a small thing. Generally before you hire a new coach, you should inform the one you already have. :o Most anyone with a shred of self-respect would leave. :shrug: As an athlete, I would never have dreamed of doing such a thing, and as a coach, I would have left immediately if one of my students had done it to me. And again, in the sport I grew up in, Karen would have lost his right to coach at any meaningful level for being part of it.

Anyone knows what Sergey is up to these days? Maybe there's still a possibility of an happy ending to all this :cheer:
As far as I know he's not working with anyone, but who knows. :shrug:

Or maybe Alexey is just the one she needs to get her GS, let's hope so :)
Well, they've got a lot of work to do. She is just not playing that well.

ShakeMe
Sep 19th, 2011, 03:47 PM
I didn't know where else to ask this question since i can't create my own thread, and seeing as how it concerns a former coach of Vera's, i figured id post in this thread. Anyways, according to some posts in these 2 threads:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=140071
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=140071
Vera use to date her former coach Lex Carrington. So i was wondering if there was any truth in that or if it was just pure speculation? Seeing as how you never really hear about Vera's dating life, unlike some of the other players on tour, i was just kinda curious about it. So i figured id see if anyone could actually confirm or deny it or whatever...

Milk_Shakespeare
Oct 5th, 2011, 11:02 PM
I think she lost control in some matches and needs more than a towel to calm down.

Maybe some lessons with Gary Kasparov.

jonnyroyale_13
Oct 6th, 2011, 03:35 AM
Just wondering..she hasnt been breaking strings as much the last few matches but her serving has been so bad. Is she using something different now and would that take a little time getting used to for someone like her that relies on accuracy?

fsfikke
Oct 19th, 2011, 09:08 AM
Karen's back?

Losing Streak
Oct 19th, 2011, 10:28 AM
:lol: What's this mess? I didn't even notice Karen had disappeared. :lol: :rolleyes: What's this shambles Bepa? Please, sort it out. :sad:

GoofyDuck
Oct 19th, 2011, 11:34 AM
I saw Sergey Demekhin in the crowd during the Vinci-Dushevina match ..atleast i'm almost 100% sure of it

ardley
Oct 19th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Nothing special. Vera said, that Karen helps her when she is in Moscow. Ageev is traveling with her.

Losing Streak
Nov 4th, 2011, 05:26 PM
http://youtu.be/NdVcvzX8YHY

Can some Russian-speaking sweetheart tell us what she is moaning about to Aleksei? Pretty please? :)

Milk_Shakespeare
Nov 21st, 2011, 11:50 PM
As I told, she doesn´t need a new coach.

After seeing Vera's matches, I concluded she needs a CADDY !

From Wikipedia:
"In golf, a caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a player's bag and clubs, and gives insightful advice and moral support. A good caddy is aware of the challenges and obstacles of the golf course being played, along with the best strategy in playing it."

Change the golf for tennis, the clubs for racquets (she breaks a lot of strings, so she needs many racquets) and the course for court.:)

fsfikke
Dec 29th, 2011, 06:05 PM
Ageev is gone again:confused:??
http://zvonareva.ru/index2.php?Id=20
https://twitter.com/vladaslasitskas/status/152463023691407360
Please Vera sort this out :(

pav
Dec 29th, 2011, 06:10 PM
I happened to look at her team yesterday and I'm sure he was on there,it's a bit like the game of thrones:)

GoofyDuck
Dec 29th, 2011, 06:12 PM
I happened to look at her team yesterday and I'm sure he was on there,it's a bit like the game of thrones:)

:lol: :haha:

Yes I wonder who is gonna sit the throne now.

Sean.
Dec 29th, 2011, 07:55 PM
There were rumours she was now working with Alex Krasnorutsky, former hitting partner to Myskina & Kuznetsova. I assumed it was at a hitting partner though, rather than as a new coach! :facepalm:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Dec 29th, 2011, 09:01 PM
Ageev is gone again:confused:??
http://zvonareva.ru/index2.php?Id=20
https://twitter.com/vladaslasitskas/status/152463023691407360
Please Vera sort this out :(

http://radioactiveliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/donald-trump-youre-fired.jpg

:confused: :confused: :confused:

It's good have a coach. And will be better work with one, for a long period of time. Change of coach every 6 months, it's an awful idea.. :help:

Sean.
Dec 29th, 2011, 09:41 PM
I always got the impression her and Ageev never really hit it off, maybe this one will work out better. It is starting to get slightly concerning though!

Losing Streak
Dec 29th, 2011, 11:02 PM
Bepa & her sweet holy mess :lol: :tape:

NoExit
Dec 29th, 2011, 11:12 PM
I happened to look at her team yesterday and I'm sure he was on there,it's a bit like the game of thrones:)

I did too, and he was there. LOL.

Wow though, another new coach for Vera, and at that, one who is younger than she is. Crazy, lol. You gotta love Vera. :D

fsfikke
Dec 29th, 2011, 11:18 PM
It is so weird what has been going on with her and her coaches.
Until I know more I'm just going with the theory that she is confident enough in herself that she doesn't think she needs a real coach coach. Just someone to hit some balls with and give her some tips, the more different people the better.
At least that's better for my heart :p

Sean.
Dec 29th, 2011, 11:32 PM
Vera's turning into such a cougar. :lol:

http://eg.ru/upimg/photo/120246.jpg

He looks like a male version of Dushevina! :lol:

EDIT: The previous photo was flattering:

http://img0.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/0//63/266/63266732_000099yd.jpg

Sean.
Dec 29th, 2011, 11:49 PM
It's official, according to Lasitskas (who is normally reliable on such things) they have agreed to work together until Dubai:

http://news.sport-express.ru/2011-12-29/484530/

Losing Streak
Dec 30th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Hope it's gonna work whith this one :lol:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Dec 30th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Hope it's gonna work whith this one :lol:

By trial and error? I don't know. Maybe he will not last that long..

Phenomareva
Dec 30th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Never heard of him before, but let's see how this works. I don't expect too much, so it can only be a surprise to us :lol:. I just hope it will be stable relation which can only be good to Vera's game.

Sean.
Dec 30th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Never heard of him before, but let's see how this works. I don't expect too much, so it can only be a surprise to us :lol:. I just hope it will be stable relation which can only be good to Vera's game.

He was actually quite a promising youngster. There was a lot of talk about him a few years back but he never delivered. You might know his elder sister Lina Krasnoroutskaya (http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Красноруцкая,_Лина_Владимировна) she used to play on the tour! :)

Pvt. Kovalenko
Dec 31st, 2011, 12:15 AM
He was actually quite a promising youngster. There was a lot of talk about him a few years back but he never delivered. You might know his elder sister Lina Krasnoroutskaya (http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Красноруцкая,_Лина_Владимировна) she used to play on the tour! :)

Almost unnecessary say they are brothers. They are identical. :eek:

It's a shame Lena has been forced to retire so early. Same age as Bepa.. :tears:

And HAPPY 2012 FOR ALL!!

Phenomareva
Dec 31st, 2011, 08:21 AM
He was actually quite a promising youngster. There was a lot of talk about him a few years back but he never delivered. You might know his elder sister Lina Krasnoroutskaya (http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Красноруцкая,_Лина_Владимировна) she used to play on the tour! :)

I know her, tragic how her career ended. So he must know tennis ;), but again see how it goes. We know Bepa and coaches :cool:.

Anyway, to all of you, have a good new year and may it be a Vera jolly one:bounce:.

pav
Dec 31st, 2011, 05:00 PM
We can but hope he lasts for a while before he gets the order of the boot, and for a good new year for Bepa and her followers(and future coaches):)

fsfikke
Dec 31st, 2011, 05:12 PM
We can but hope he lasts for a while before he gets the order of the boot, and for a good new year for Bepa and her followers(and future coaches):)

Thank you! Happy new year to all! :)

Losing Streak
Dec 31st, 2011, 05:44 PM
Happy New Year fellow Zvonarevians! :D
http://i.imgur.com/iOmJb.gif

May 2012 bring us an as epic as possible Bepa (among things) :p ;)

Pvt. Kovalenko
Dec 31st, 2011, 06:46 PM
Happy New Year fellow Zvonarevians! :D
http://i.imgur.com/iOmJb.gif

May 2012 bring us an as epic as possible Bepa (among things) :p ;)

Haha, Zvonarevians. I like it!! :lol:

Well, a Happy 2012 to ALL Zvonarevians, and especially for your Leader.

GO BEPA, GO!!! :hearts:

NoExit
Dec 31st, 2011, 07:09 PM
Happy New Year to all of you as well. Enjoy and stay safe. And here's hoping for an amazing 2012 for Vera. :yeah::aparty:

Milk_Shakespeare
Jan 3rd, 2012, 12:54 AM
It is easier to predict the next Lybia president than Vera's next coach.

Foot's Fingers
Jan 17th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Sasha K fights for Vera with her pessimistic fans on Russian tennnis board after her loss to Sveta ;) Nice try

Salar
Jan 17th, 2012, 04:25 PM
It is easier to predict the next Lybia president than Vera's next coach.

:haha::haha:
so, what's the reason ?

Salar
Apr 14th, 2012, 07:29 AM
On her post-match press conference, after win over Stephanie Voegele ( Charleston 2012 ) she answers some questions about her coaching situation:

Q. Vera, can you confirm your coaching situation right now? Are you working with anyone?
Vera Zvonareva: Yeah. Well, Scott Burns is helping me here. He's my fitness trainer, but he's helping me a little bit, like he was doing on court coaching today. But you know, like as of the moment I don't really have a coach.

Q. Vera, just one last question going back to the coaching, are you looking to hire a coach soon or are you kind of happy going at it alone?
Vera Zvonareva: You know, I'm not in a rush, you know. As soon as I feel that I can -- soon maybe I'll meet a person that I feel like can help me, then you know, I will consider it. As of the moment I'm just, yeah, taking my time and trying to focus on getting my health back.
That's the priority at the moment. That's what we're working a lot on with my fitness trainer as well. We're implementing a lot of special work outs to help me recover
from all those injuries that I had. That's the priority, and then from there we will
see about the coach.

Pvt. Kovalenko
Oct 1st, 2012, 02:28 AM
Following a Lizzie's finding on Twitter, I found this on Youtube..

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Angelica Fratini ‏@angelikf

Julien Vespan is Alisa Kleibanova and Vera Zvonareva's coach in 2013.

So, what you think??

NoExit
Oct 1st, 2012, 03:07 AM
Following a Lizzie's finding on Twitter, I found this on Youtube..

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So, what you think??

I don't know. I'd guess it's good that Vera has a coach again, but ill withhold commenting too much until i see what he does with her and the kind of results she gets with him as her coach. So i guess i just generally don't have much of an opinion on it at this point, lol. I most certainly hope things go well and Vera winds up back in the top again and finally wins a singles grand slam. :)

Pvt. Kovalenko
Oct 1st, 2012, 03:29 AM
^ With a coach for 2013, I think is safe to declare:

R.I.P Retirement Rumors And stay burning in hell for a while :angel:


About the coach, like Danny said, is better to await until we see her on court. We complained about that, some times in the beggining of this year..

I'm starting to be more optimistic, about 2013.. It's not much, i know, but anything is better than 2012..

Phenomareva
Oct 1st, 2012, 07:35 AM
Following a Lizzie's finding on Twitter, I found this on Youtube..

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So, what you think??

I believe Vespan was already with Vera during Wimbledon and OG, I am sure I read something about it (I think it was posted in the Off topic threat), but there was not much to work on lately. Let's see indeed first how it works out, I certainly like the idea her having a coach, I still thinks she needs one. Let's make a new start for everything, so a (steady) coach is part of that. At any age, a new coach can add something which brings you to a different level. See what happened to Petrova last weekend, after she started working with a new coach.

Phenomareva
Oct 1st, 2012, 07:40 AM
^ With a coach for 2013, I think is safe to declare:

R.I.P Retirement Rumors And stay burning in hell for a while :angel:



Yes, I threw them in the bin now as well:cool: