Wozniacki, father discuss role of mystery coach

Thursday, August 25, 2011 /by
Caroline and Piotr Woznaicki still will not reveal the identity of her new coach, but tell Ekstra Bladet that he is more of a technical adviser who will assess her game from afar. Both father and daughter concede that it was more of Piotr’s decision to bring in a new voice as he was stung by criticism that she has been playing too defensively.

"I will be the daily coach who tries to implement his ideas on the practice court and in Caroline's matches," Piotr said. "And I must also say that I believe in his ideas and fully agree with his observation. He also believes that we must go out from Caroline's current base. She should just get better at some things, but it must be built on in a calm and sensible pace."

Piotr also said that Caroline must cut down on her off court training and play a more sensible schedule.

The new coach apparently has other tennis responsibilities so he wants to remain anonymous. He is mainly going to work off videotapes, but will occasionally work with her in person.

"It is entirely his own choice," Caroline said of the coach's decision to remain secret…. "It was a joint decision that [my dad and I took], although it was probably a little more from my father's side. But I agree with it. He's still my dad and a really good friend. In this way, it has not changed. I just get some input from the other side, too."

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