Keys is forever coachless. I don't think she even knows what she wants.
I only half heard this but didn't Laura Robson say something about Maria Sharapova banning Thomas Hogstedt having dinner with her because he could not talk about anything but tennis? Maybe the Amazon Primers can remember...
I do wonder about Keys/Todero as well.... but because I am a statistics nerd, I looked at her past 5 years earnings... despite having injuries every year, and taken time off, her actual tournament earnings have been between $1.8 - $2.5 million every year for the past 5 years, or really since she broke onto the scene. So despite these setbacks, she usually still ends up having breakout tourneys every year, and therefore consistent with her earnings, even if it appears not. Of course this doesn't factor in chemistry or rhythm, as you say. I still think she should be landing a decent coach, and be in the mix.Somehow I missed that catty comment of Robson's from the booth. Meanwhile, Jo is actually out on the tour busting her chops like no other. I can't stand Hogstedt (and he comes across as a real scumbag) but I don't see why he would be a particularly bad choice for her actual gamestyle.
I wonder what happened with Keys and Todero 2.0? It must be hard being her coach, not just for obvious reasons (her absolute refusal to actually construct a point) but also because she spends so many months of every year sidelined with injury. If they are being paid a percentage of winnings and appearances etc. that could be financially unstable, but also could be hard to get a good rhythm or chemistry going.
God, that didn't last long.Sabalenka already part ways with Kindlmann...
will stay only with hitting partner right now