Conchita can have her pick of whoever she wants to coach. I have someone in mind............
-She improved her speed and movement during that period. Maybe she wanted a slam.
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.
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.I think she has enough money now that she can afford to take more risks for the sake of glory.
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:-
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.