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So, so sorry to hear this about Elena.  I think TJ is right in that she has had liver problems before but she is young and she is a fighter - let's hope for a positive outcome.
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Poor lass. All the best for her recovery.
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Goodness, what a shock!

Wasn't it Elena who had problems with her liver a few years ago? Hepatitis rings a bell somehow.

Horrible news, she has had such a lot to deal with already. Wishing her all the best.

At the age of 19, Baltacha was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver condition which compromises the immune system.
From http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/26488401
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Federer no fan of on-court coaching  [Global Post, 14 March]

Roger Federer, something of a tennis purist, hopes the innovation of on-court coaching adopted on the WTA Tour doesn't come to men's tennis.

"If it does happen, it's hopefully after I'm done playing," the 17-time Grand Slam champion said Thursday after booking his semi-final berth at Indian Wells, where the ATP Masters tournament is combined with a WTA event.

"I really don't think it's necessary. I don't think it's fair maybe, because not everybody can afford a coach ....it's just not right."

The WTA has allowed limited on-court coaching since 2009, with players able to call for their coaches at one changeover per set, and between sets.

It isn't allowed in Grand Slam tournaments, and Federer conjured a dire picture of what could happen if the ATP Tour adopted a similar rule.

"We'll see girlfriends walking out, we'll see parents walking out. It's not going to be pretty," said Federer, who was also wary of the Hawkeye electronic line call review system when it was introduced.

The subject of coaching came up after Thursday's WTA quarter-final clash between Flavia Pennetta and Sloane Stephens, in which Pennetta, up a set and 5-4, called her coach out for a chat on the changeover and promptly dropped three games and the set.

"Clearly when the coach comes on and they go on a losing streak, that wasn't helpful," Federer said with a smile.

Mainly, however, Federer said he believed that the individual nature of the sport was part of its attraction.

"It's cool to figure it out yourself," Federer said. "You can look over to your coach for comfort and support, but other than that, I think tennis should be one of those unique sports where you don't get coaching."

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140314/tennis-federer-no-fan-court-coaching


 

It isn't often I agree with what Federer says, but if the day ever comes when the ATP allows on-court coaching then that'll be the day I stop watching tennis.
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Federer no fan of on-court coaching  [Global Post, 14 March]




 

It isn't often I agree with what Federer says, but if the day ever comes when the ATP allows on-court coaching then that'll be the day I stop watching tennis.
Dont think it's gonna happen in the near future Aileen , so I think your going to be ok.
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"We'll see girlfriends walking out, we'll see parents walking out. It's not going to be pretty"

Fed's not given to exaggerating at all... lol
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Coaching had absolutely no impact on Pennetta losing 3 games, the media exaggerating again, the weaponless **** just got hammered by Sloane's forehand.
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Dont think it's gonna happen in the near future Aileen , so I think your going to be ok.
So no need for you to order a wreath just yet?  wink  

"We'll see girlfriends walking out, we'll see parents walking out. It's not going to be pretty"

Fed's not given to exaggerating at all... lol
That bit was just plain silly.  Mind you I have a mental image of Maggie and Rusty coming on court to coach Andy.  Might give him paws for thought ...
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Dont think it's gonna happen in the near future Aileen , so I think your going to be ok.

I hope for your sake you don't have a freak accident anytime soon, then you really will be the humourous one with your predictions. :P
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So no need for you to order a wreath just yet?  wink 

Preferred your first reply Aileen. Smile
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I hope for your sake you don't have a freak accident anytime soon, then you really will be the humourous one with your predictions. :P
Oooh, Aileen's side kick.
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Oooh, Aileen's side kick.

Nah, more like psychic, the future is looking bleak.
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Nah, more like psychic, the future is looking bleak.
I have this vision of Aileen stroking a cat in a Edinburgh flat. roflmao
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I have this vision of Aileen stroking a cat in a Edinburgh flat. roflmao

Should have gone to Specsavers.. tut, tut.
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Should have gone to Specsavers.. tut, tut.
Oh how I laughed , I'm waiting for Prod to turn up. roflmao
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