Originally Posted by watchdogfish
I think she needs a proper coach, or at least someone who can help her with the mental aspect of the game. In terms of pure ability, she's one of the best but her lack of focus on the court has let her down over the years. 2008 was her best year in terms of titles won when she was with Eric van Harpen. She won 3 titles that year and hasn't won another since. Or she should become a doubles specialist where I honestly believe she could win a slam title.
I agree 100% she does need a coach and a good one. Somebody who will tell her all thing s she really does not want to hear.."Stop trying to be a baseliner you dont have the game etc" The loss to Zakopalova showed this. Maria's game is and all rounder like Domi or Kimiko