Originally Posted by 18majors
I still remember vividly the disappointments when Maria lost to Petkovic at 2011 AO. Thanks Hogstedt, for rescuing Maria from the oblivion during 2011 and 2012.
However, he overstayed the welcome by one year; he was totally useless in 2013.
The Sven Groeneveld era will formally start when Maria plays Serena tomorrow; let's hope for the best.
He was the one who made ClayPova
. I don't blame the guy for Maria's downfall sort of (Indian Wells and Stuttgart are both great tournaments), but what I do blame him for is his lack of effort I guess when it comes to how Maria approached her matches with Serena.