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Today 03:26 PM
LewisCarroll
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Fissette could be a good option if he's available, which could be possible given how Konta has played recently. He has an excellent track record with players. She worked him for like 1 week last year when she went through a different coach every week for a while, hard to know if they could work together from that.
He's officially available now. May be a nice one. If he teaches her to serve like Konta woooow.
Yesterday 10:47 PM
Penc
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"You talked about Ostapenko, who recently have been your doubles partner. How is to play with her? She looks so lively and energetic…

Jelena is a lovely girl. We didn’t know each other very well before playing together in Asia, but she is such an happy person. I always tell her she is like a donkey [smile]. She is such a good person to have around, so positive, I like her game and I was impressed by the way she played in Asia. I lost to her in Beijing even if I played a good match but she had an incredible level. I think she will be no. 1 too."
Yesterday 02:39 PM
Penc
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

Look who's taking a flight with #CS300airBaltic today!
It's an honor to fly Jelena Ostapenko to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore where she will make her debut. Wishing you good luck!


Oct 15th, 2017 12:05 AM
LewisCarroll
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Anabel Medina Garrigues likely to stop coaching Ostapenko | TENNIS.com

So, it seems Anabel may end up leaving anyway. What do you guys think about it? Who should she hire as a coach in case it happens?
AMG might be of a use on RC, but Lena's universal game starts somewhere else. Alena is another level, no Medina can manage that. I'm good with her leaving. Lena needs a better coach.
Who do you think would be a good one? Fisette? Kotyza? Högstedt? Sam Sumyk? Cahill?
Oct 14th, 2017 10:44 PM
Penko Powers
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

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There will be a player forum soon for her. They only add/remove player forums every now and then.
I'm not that insisting. Ts just weird. I can't understand why, I guess. What's wrong with this world if someone misses a jewel.
Oct 14th, 2017 10:38 PM
Penko Powers
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Anabel Medina Garrigues likely to stop coaching Ostapenko | TENNIS.com

So, it seems Anabel may end up leaving anyway. What do you guys think about it? Who should she hire as a coach in case it happens?
AMG might be of a use on RC, but Lena's universal game starts somewhere else. Alena is another level, no Medina can manage that. I'm good with her leaving. Lena needs a better coach.
Oct 14th, 2017 10:09 PM
ozza
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

There will be a player forum soon for her. They only add/remove player forums every now and then.
Oct 14th, 2017 09:59 PM
Penko Powers
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

Still no forum for my oustanding girl Well. I did my time for that, I freaked out when I saw her schedule in Wuhan SF, that was atrocious. I should be sorry for that, but me bebe was in danger and not qualified back then. I could have done better, at least I tried. She was relaxed in Peking though, I felt it too, she was in peace, just rolling, and she did it to YEC, I was pleased with that, she did it and it felt good. I believe she means it in Singapore, she skipped all IHs, I'm a bit nervous coz of that if she can do it to SF. I'm confused, I want to believe, but she didn't do anything decent indoors since '15.
Oct 13th, 2017 06:10 PM
ozza
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

Fissette could be a good option if he's available, which could be possible given how Konta has played recently. He has an excellent track record with players. She worked him for like 1 week last year when she went through a different coach every week for a while, hard to know if they could work together from that.
Oct 13th, 2017 09:52 AM
LewisCarroll http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2017/...tapenko/69934/

So, it seems Anabel may end up leaving anyway. What do you guys think about it? Who should she hire as a coach in case it happens?
Oct 12th, 2017 04:46 AM
tennisbummer
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

I'm kind of torn on whether I want her to get to the next level and have a better serve. In order to do that she'll probably need more strengthen conditioning (muscles) like most of the top players have. To me what makes her such an intriguing player is her youth, full motion strokes, good looks, and not too musclely. I would like her to have more of a flat serve instead of an Agassi looking serve. If her current first serve could be her second serve and higher % in, she'd be unbeatable. But in order to do that she would need more upper body and leg strength which would look muscley - yuck. She IS #7 now with what she has now and with a little more experience she can move up without having to look like Serena. lol
Oct 10th, 2017 09:46 AM
tejmeglekvár
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To add to that, I'd like to see her bring in an additional coach with specialism in serving, perhaps just for off-season. Anabel cannot be expected to work miracles as quickly as a specialist could.
To be in the top ten and qualified for Singapore with such a weakness is a testament to how good the rest of her game is. Just excited to see her with a reasonably good serve, a
great serve would probably put her fighting for number one. More importantly contesting more slam finals.



I'd hope Medina is not going anywhere. She has a wise head on those shoulders and Jelena needs someone like that.



I'm glad Jelena is off this week, she needs to rest. So many players over do it and get injuries and poor performance as a result.
I would like Anabel to stay, at least part time (i mean she wasn't in Seoul, turned out okay). She has tons of experience (on the technical side too) and just can talk the way she needs, yes that includes their wuhan "drama". They seemed perfectly fine just couple days later in Beijing.
But agree she also needs other, more technical voices too. Just perhaps not during matches. They seemed to work with the physical trainer Scott Byrnes during USO season, so at least covering other bases. Aljona has all the money she needs for a team that available for only her, and everybody would want to work with her, so options are plenty in every area.
Oct 9th, 2017 04:42 PM
Penc
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Oct 9th, 2017 12:04 PM
Penc
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I'd hope Medina is not going anywhere. She has a wise head on those shoulders and Jelena needs someone like that.
I'm glad Jelena is off this week, she needs to rest. So many players over do it and get injuries and poor performance as a result.
Yes.
Oct 9th, 2017 11:54 AM
joycemiester
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

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She went from four R1 slam loss and unseeded to not losing before R3, with two titles and into top10. I'm in no position to doubt it's their main priority to improve her serving performances over the offseason and next year.
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She needs to revamp her whole approach to serving. Not only is her 2nd serve the clear weak point in her game, she is hitting a lot of them because her first serve % is mostly very low. Generally players cover up a poor 2nd serve by a high first serve %, she has the lowest first serve % on tour according to WTA stats though. It's these sort of margins that cost you in the biggest matches, as it doesn't matter how good the rest of your game is, if your serve is putting you at a disadvantage it will hurt you vs the best players. She needs to add about 15% to her first serve % some way or another.
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To add to that, I'd like to see her bring in an additional coach with specialism in serving, perhaps just for off-season. Anabel cannot be expected to work miracles as quickly as a specialist could.
To be in the top ten and qualified for Singapore with such a weakness is a testament to how good the rest of her game is. Just excited to see her with a reasonably good serve, a
great serve would probably put her fighting for number one. More importantly contesting more slam finals.

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Meanwhile spanish federation named Anabel as Fed Cup captain, that maybe an indication their coaching relationship ends after Singapore. Or maybe not.
I'd hope Medina is not going anywhere. She has a wise head on those shoulders and Jelena needs someone like that.

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Out of Moscow, probably a good decision. I thought it would have been nice to just turn up and play R2 and QFs because it would be good preparation on slow Indoors and she would get enough points to get into Top 6 most likely, but this will give her more time, spare her energy and get her accustomed to Asian time more quickly again I'm very excited to see what she will do in Singapore
I'm glad Jelena is off this week, she needs to rest. So many players over do it and get injuries and poor performance as a result.
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