Re: Maria's Coach
With the shoulder issue, Mike became Pova's protector and friend and helped her get back on the court. She would never have made it without his support, friendship and love in those dark days. The transition back to being a task master coach just didn't/couldn't happen. Mike did his part, heart and soul.
Hogg seems to be the ideal coach with Pova. With him she got her mojo back, her intensity and has demonstrated her will to play and win, which was lacking in 2009 and 2010. 2011 was just an incredible turnaround in my opinion. 2012 should be very exciting...