Originally Posted by pov
I hadn't thought along those lines before but now that you mention it . yeah . I could see that. And what if things didn't work out well? Navratilova seems like someone with very strong opinions. A little friction could develop into them having a less cordial relationship. So maybe Kvitova and her team do know what they're doing. It's so easy for those outside (meaning all of us posting here) to think we know what she should or should not do. In some cases . sure there's some validity. In most cases - not so much.
Thanks for your comments. That's certainly one way to look at it, yes.
However, I was hoping it was more, "Petra not wanting to let Martina down", with out even creating any friction (in the non Official capacity) with Martina.
What that really means is, 'what if Petra felt she was disappointing Martina's expectations in her'? That would be all on Petra, with out Martina being upset at all. Now, I would hope that wouldn't be a reason, not to use someone as an advisor or confident. But maybe Petra and her team know HERSELF, more than they know Martina in that capacity/example.
Yeah, in a more official capacity, Martina may be more demanding (the other argument, and the angle you may have been leaning more to). So I could definitely agree with you on that. Martina, has a tough minded reputation indeed. That's why I always make the "confidante" argument, before I make the Coach/more official one (and also, out of respect for Kotyza).
However, they wouldn't really know (Petra's team), until/unless they tried it or talked to her.
And that's with giving them the benefit of the doubt of pro-actively doing so. You can at least talk to her as mentor--periodically. No (whether or not Petra felt like, letting her down or disappointing her; cause, wouldn't she have more to gain in the long run)? Of course, she'd have to recognize that (the long term value), feel it's worth the risk in the first place, of course.
Nonetheless, a very interesting situation, and good points.