Re: Does Maria need to Fire Thomas Hogstedt
This thread is ridiculous. Particularly the wait til after RG 2013 option. Is that supposed to suggest that should she fail to defend a slam, which she never did in her so called "Prime" she should sack him then?
Maria's lost to two players this year, one of whom she beat handily the next time they played and has won two titles already. Today's performance was pretty dire but it's clearly on Maria. The one time she implemented some sort of strategy against Serena (which Hogstedt surely came up with) she took a set and went up a break in the second. Maria's game matches up badly with Serena and she's further hurt by Serena being in her head so badly. Thomas brought Maria back to the very top complete with slam finals and a victory (so far) after two years in the wilderness.
So no is the definitive and only logical answer to this question. Maria may never beat Serena again but Serena's an all time great and Maria can handily beat every other player on the tour and has done so.