Michael Joyce, Maria Sharapova’s former coach, is greatly disappointed in Caroline Wozniacki, saying in a recent interview for Bleacher Report, which I heartily recommend, that she “has to get more weight on her ball” because right now she “can’t break an egg with her forehand”. What could have the Dane done better in her career? Joyce believes that her father should have stepped away more and she should have given more time to other coaches to prove themselves and let the relationship develop.
Talking about Piotr as an obstacle, Joyce mentioned Sharapova’s father Yuri as a person who did give a free reign to his daughter’s coaches, even though it didn’t seem so:
But if Caroline’s dad is the coach it might be [a] problem because you can’t go in there and really help her if her dad has the final word on everything. That’s going to be an issue. That’s one thing about Yuri [Sharapov] that people don’t realize is that Maria always had good coaches. Yuri liked to hear he was the coach in public, but he was letting me work with her all the time. You see Wozniacki’s dad running down on the court. Yuri never ran down on the court, Sometimes you would see him yelling down at Maria, but half the time he was telling her what I had told him to say.
Joyce also mentioned how it was reckless of Wozniacki to let go of Ricardo Sachez after just two months of cooperation, during which Sanchez was not allowed to develop trust between the three.
That why I laugh at players who change coaches all the time, because it take a while to get to know somebody. We as men have a enough trouble figuring out women in general, let alone when they are playing a sport like tennis.