On the regular women’s tour a player can call their coach to the court for advice, as long as the coach is miced up for people to hear what is being said. Australian Jarmila Groth was notable in telling her husband...
On the regular women’s tour a player can call their coach to the court for advice, as long as the coach is miced up for people to hear what is being said. Australian Jarmila Groth was notable in telling her husband and stand-in coach what she thought of him and Svetlana Kuznetsova told her coach not to talk till she said what she had to. China’s Li Na brought her husband some unexpected exposure when she pretty much suggested he didn’t know what he was saying during a match. After he left the court she lost the next three games “He just say, Look at your serve. So bad. I was like, Come on. I just win tournament.  You should say something good like for me,” she said. “But he say nothing good. He always like if I think I didn't play good, he say, Oh, yeah this is good.  We can keep going.  But I think I was play good, he always find something wrong for me. “So, yeah, doesn't matter on the court or off the court, we are always fighting.” What about looking for a new coach then? Err not on the radar for her. So then, what about a new husband then? There was a long pause and she burst out laughing: “Not yet!” She added: “Just after match, my physio stretch me, and my husband say, ‘I take some beer.  I just wait for you.’ I mean, he just take the beer for himself. It’s my money.”