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Re: No.2 Karolina Pliskova parts ways with Conchita Martinez

I think a female coach for Naomi would be great.
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I think a female coach for Naomi would be great.
Naomi has already signed her Coach per Japanese Media. We just don't who he/she is?
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Really curious who Conchita ends up working with. Am I crazy for thinking Mladenovic might be a good fit?
Yes. Conchita can do much, much better.
Who is available better than Mladenovic, though? She's already on the rise, she's hungry to prove Bajin was a fool, and she's got a bit more at her disposal than Pliskova w/r/t making adjustments to her game both mid-match and mid-season.
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Naomi has already signed her Coach per Japanese Media. We just don't who he/she is?
Wim Fissette.

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Re: No.2 Karolina Pliskova parts ways with Conchita Martinez

If someone is the world No. 2 and they part with their coach, only two scenarios are possible: that someone is either foolish as hell, or ambitious as hell.

In Karo's case I believe it's the latter and this move makes me like her even more. Make no mistake: she's parting with Martinez, because she's most likely already having late-stage negotiations with someone else. And that someone else is probably very good.

Anyways, I wish all the best to both Karo and Conchita in the 2020 season.
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I'm not that convinced of him until she announces him as new Coach.
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I think she has enough money now that she can afford to take more risks for the sake of glory.
Absolutely. Just today I came across a big poster of Karo in Prague on a pharmacy next to a major hospital - she has a deal with a pharmaceutical firm - and lately I got my hands on a brochure of real estate firm Czech Funds which she is the face of and carried their logo even during the recent YEC in Shenzen.

She also promotes traditional Czech jewellery and probably some other stuff.

A very rich woman already who can afford to take a lot of risk to meet her sport goals. Money is probably no longer an issue.
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I was very surprised by the improvement in her movement and defense in some of the matches this year.
Ka Plis was defending like a 5'5 clay courter in some of her matches.
This coaching move doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but there are always other factors only the insiders know about.
She might have been moving like a seasoned clay courter in some matches, but the reason she lost e.g. the YEC semis to Barty was that her biggest weapon went AWOL and it was actually the Australian who made the most of this biggest weapon in tennis and used it in her own favour:



BTW, those 13 extra free points Ash gained on aces/DFs are equal to the difference in the total points won in the match. Now imagine those points went in Karo's favour regardless of how she was moving or running across the court following the instructions from Conchita's training drills
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Errani should hire Martinez.
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What Pliskova wants she can't have and that is foot speed. It's not something you can get by coaching.
You definitely can and she did get better foot speed earlier in the year but I'm betting it took a lot of hard work to improve the strength in those long skinny legs and it's something she would have to work on constantly or lose it because it doesn't come naturally to her.
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No.2 Karolina Pliskova parts ways with Conchita Martinez

I find it interesting that Pliskova hits so many effortless Aces EXCEPT on key points. Can you imagine if she could hit Aces when the pressure is at it highest in a match?


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Garbiñe, get her!
As good as Conchita is, do you REALLY think she would be enough to turn Muguruza's career around?
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As good as Conchita is, do you REALLY think she would be enough to turn Muguruza's career around?
Not saying that would be enough but she’s her best shot probably. Garbiñe is very difficult to handle and Conchita can do it. Her positive/easygoing approach is beneficial for Garbi’s mental game plus they made a goid work before
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