i'm not trying to make people mad or diss Tati. i love her, shes my favorite player after Jenn. but Tati really needs to hire a coach. she had so many wasted chances in this match only, not to metition this whole season.
Tati needs a coach, as much as i hate Brad Gilbert i hope Tati hires him or another coach. Gilbert helped Roddick so much, Tati like Roddick has alot alot of raw tatlent that Gilbert will help to its best possiable ablility. stop being stubborn Tati, get a coach and become a better player! you should be winning matches like the ones today with Elena.
Coaches can never be undervalued. I agree with beauty_is_pink that they are really good as support etc. I think Gilbert would be a good choice as he knows Tat, and the way he helped Roddick was great to see, and he can do the same with her.
I think that elena's experience was probably the deciding factor, and so naturally as Tat plays more top players more often then she will gain the experience, and improve as well, to win matches like todays.