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I was wondering first of all has an active player EVER coached another player while they were on tour? Second of all Anna it seems listens to Hingis during their doubles play and is focused on the court. I was wondering could it really be possible for Hingis to be Anna's coach and Still play tennis? I know this may seem like a silly question, but it popped in my head a few days back.. and I was wondering what you tennis fans think about my questions?
 

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Well, I know that's the type of relationship Lori McNeil has with Amanda Coetzer.. but then again Lori only plays doubles now, so I don't think it's quite the same. I think Melanie coaching Anna would probably work out... but Martina coaching Anna is definately a very interesting thought! :)
 

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Lori only plays singles and Amanda hasn't really struggled with many other coaches. Where as Anna has had trouble. I really think Hingis would be a GREAT coach for Anna. Hingis is the kind of player who can STILL play great tennis and be a coach on the side and help Anna with her mental game and so forth? It just seems Anna really looks up to Martina and would do wonderful under her coaching guidence.
 

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It would be very interesting. If Melanie or Martina may coach anna, Im sure Anna will play respectivley like martina.
 

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Doesn't Martina have enough problems of her own?!!

I think Martina's mum should take up coaching Anna K and let someone else sort out Martina's serve. That would work better.

PS. Your questions are fine :)
 

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I have to agree with you dawn... I know Anna playing doubles with Martina really does help her out a lot.. it'd be interesting to see what would happen if Martina would coach Anna. But will it happen? I'm not sure...

I think Martina's mum should take up coaching Anna K and let someone else sort out Martina's serve.
I think that would also work well! Melanie is not just a figure head parent coach, from what I read, she knows her stuff!
 

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Being great at tennis doesn't necessarily ensure being great at coaching. Even if Hingis had the time to coach Anna, it's not guaranteed that Hingis would be much help.

Hingis seems like a really natural talent. So she would probably either be unable to point out all that Anna needs to do to improve, or get frustated at Anna's deficiencies. This would happen because there is probably so much Hingis takes for granted.

Last point. It seems like it would be inappropriate for Hingis to coach her competition. Anna would probably see a serious conflict of interest.
 

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Melanie should coach Anna...:rolleyes:
 

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LOL!!!

I think the relationship between Anna and Martina works well because Martina is the clear Tennis Queen Bee of the two. If Martina coached Anna, Anna might then BEAT Martina, get a higher ranking than Martina, and then we'd have another screaming, crying, and flower-throwing incident on our hands! :eek:

Better to let sleeping dogs lie, as they say! But thanks for the laughs! :D :D :D

Although, come to think of it, the drama sounds like it might be pretty fun to witness! :cool:
 

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I tend to really think that Hingis would be a better coach for Anna then Melanie. It seems Anna listens to Hingis and feels comfortable around her. I think it would work.

Then when Anna gets to Hingis's level they can both Rig their matches. Heck maybe Hingis will let Anna finally win a tourney? Joking of course.:) Seriously Hingis could do wonders for her.. at least until she gets to that next level.:)
 

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Bright Red said:
Being great at tennis doesn't necessarily ensure being great at coaching. Even if Hingis had the time to coach Anna, it's not guaranteed that Hingis would be much help.

Hingis seems like a really natural talent. So she would probably either be unable to point out all that Anna needs to do to improve, or get frustated at Anna's deficiencies. This would happen because there is probably so much Hingis takes for granted.

Last point. It seems like it would be inappropriate for Hingis to coach her competition. Anna would probably see a serious conflict of interest.
I couldn't agree more. I remember once a tennis teacher that used to post in the old wtaboard said that she told their students not to try to imitate Martina Hingis as they wouldn't be able to do what she does. I don't think Martina can teach to play like she does and I don't think she can see tennis any other way.

There are many examples, Justine Henin never was taught how to hit the backhand, Goran Ivanisevic never was taught how to serve and the two are probably the best in their category in today's tennis.

Martina can't teach the court sense, anticipation, shot selection, she could probably help a little with technique in some shots.

Although, she doesn't seem to have the type of personality a coach must have. Being a good player doesn't make you a good coach and you can be a good coach being a bad player.
 

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Coaching during matches isn't allowed, and that's where Anna needs her.
 

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I think Martina would be an excellent coach AFTER her career ends, though I don't think she will opt for that. I think she could be a fantastic tennis commentator, and that's what I hope she will do someday, and in the US, please!
 

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I think Anna should get Brad Gilbert as a coach, look what he did for Andre, why not Anna.
 

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Originally posted by Dawn Marie
"Anna it seems listens to Hingis during their doubles play and is focused on the court."

"I really think Hingis would be a GREAT coach for Anna. Hingis is the kind of player who can STILL play great tennis and be a coach on the side and help Anna with her mental game and so forth? It just seems Anna really looks up to Martina and would do wonderful under her coaching guidence."

"I tend to really think that Hingis would be a better coach for Anna then Melanie. It seems Anna listens to Hingis and feels comfortable around her. I think it would work."
I agree with all these points.
I remember watching them play doubles, and they seemed to be talking about Anna's backhand. And Martina looked like she was coaching Anna, and suggesting where to hit it.
Anna returns a backhand down the line, and she's like "thats what I should be doing, right?" and Martina's like "Good one, girl!"

Dawn is a great poster, when she's not bagging out Hingis.
 

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I think Martina should never coach Anna - she'd know all of Anna's weaknesses and Anna would never be able to beat her.

Plus, can you imagine the conflict of interest and the tension when they played each other on court ?

It wouldn't be nice ...
 

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martina may or may not be a good coach but c'mon guys, don't u think anna's pride would keep her from making martina her coach, its true dat their friends...but somehow i think it'll be better if martina's mom coach anna because one of d weakness in her game is tactics...and molitor is pretty good at that...

it wouldn't hurt if martina gives anna a tip once in a while like wat she does in their doubles match...

:) :wavey:
 

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Imagine that Anna is beating Martina, then Martina starts coaching Anna during the match, from the other side of the net.

As coaching during matches isn't allowed, Anna gets a warning, so Martina keeps coaching her until Anna gets penalised a point and so on until either Anna breaks down or is disqualified :eek: :eek:
 
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