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.What Pliskova wants she can't have and that is foot speed. It's not something you can get by coaching.
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 beforeAs good as Conchita is, do you REALLY think she would be enough to turn Muguruza's career around?
The loss to andreescu was a mess as well. She lost because she lost her focus. A lot of her loses is because of her loss of focus. Tbf conchita and rennae are saying the same thing over and over again. Move your feet and keep the intensity.I kinda expected this, while Karo improved in some ways and Conchi was good for her, it seemed to me like she regressed (especially in the later part of the year) a lot in the mental department. Obviously she's always had problems with big matches <img src="http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="oh" class="inlineimg" /> but her losses like against Muchová at Wimby or Kuznetsova in Cincinnati(?) were pretty much just tragic mentally.
Obviously she wants a slam, so it makes sense that she wants to focus on this more. I hope she'll remember the stuff Conchi and Rennae taught her though, as she had a very successful year
Certainly feels that way. Don’t blame her though, she’s probably got about 2 more seasons of being a prime contender at the majors, maybe 3. Doesn’t seem the type of player to be out there at 32/33 grinding away.Bot knows shes running out of time, thats why shes panicking and changing coaches so frequently.
Certainly feels that way. Don’t blame her though, she’s probably got about 2 more seasons of being a prime contender at the majors, maybe 3. Doesn’t seem the type of player to be out there at 32/33 grinding away.
Martinez was a good fit but perhaps there’s even better out here. As another poster picked up, Pliskova wants what she can’t have in terms of the foot speed. I do think she could train her reactions and initial first step though, which would make things a little easier at least. At the moment she’s still as slow as lava to push off, her speed itself mid-run isn’t *that* bad honestly.
There’s definitely a lot of majors we can point to that Pliskova had her chances in. Will be interesting to see who she pockets, and how it pans out.
Yastremska has already won titles on both hard and clay courts. She only played three grass tournaments as a senior this year, losing in the first round at Birmingham (to Goerges) and Eastbourne (Konta) before making it to the fourth round at Wimbledon, beating Kenin in the second round before losing to Zhang Shuai. Her game has picked up so much since then that I wouldn't be surprised to see her challenging for top honours next year. Don't forget, either, that she was runner-up at Junior Wimbledon, in possibly the best girls' final I've seen....Seeing where their rough age peers (i.e. players already on tour full-time but under ~24, like Vondrousova, Kenin, Sabalenka, Muchova, Yastremska, Anisimova, etc.) slot into that constellation will be a big determining factor of who ends up with how many majors, and where, for the next decade.
She also somehow couldn't out-ace Osaka in Melbourne like she did in the Osaka final. Maybe the issue lies with her, on how she plays on the big stage. She has a great serve, sounds confident in PCs, just somehow can't get that extra step right.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 :lol:
He was also in Shenzhen so, you never know... time will tell/I'm not that convinced of him until she announces him as new Coach.
Well she has been working with Marian Jelinek since 2016, he joined the team weeks before her run at US Open, now seems like whatever the strategy is, is not working that well anymore.Maybe Karolina Pliskova should keep Conchita and add a mental coach (for the Slams).
A mental coach could help Karolina to be mentally strong, focused and play her best at the Slams.
Exactly. Also Konta at USO in that exact manner. Basically, the second half of the season was a mental mess (bar Zhengzhou). That's why I think she's looking for someone who can literally drill that focus into her head - Rennae was super great at it during OCC, sure, but that doesn't help you at slams (not to mention that's when Rennae didn't have time to coach her at all). So imo that's probably the thing she feels she's missing.The loss to andreescu was a mess as well. She lost because she lost her focus. A lot of her loses is because of her loss of focus. Tbf conchita and rennae are saying the same thing over and over again. Move your feet and keep the intensity.