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gopokes
03-27-2010, 01:27 PM
Do these guys still attend their daughters matches and function as their coach? Thanks -
GP

Fee
03-27-2010, 01:44 PM
Do these guys still attend their daughters matches and function as their coach? Thanks -
GP

Richard Williams is in Key Biscayne this week, but he doesn't sit in the box with his ex-wife during their daughter's matches.

I was told about a year ago that Yuri would no longer be traveling with Maria, except on a few rare occasions. Michael Joyce is officially her coach now.

mr_eko
03-27-2010, 09:44 PM
I miss Yuri. He is a character. And we all know the womens game could use a few characters.

Jonny S&V
03-27-2010, 10:05 PM
I miss Yuri. He is a character. And we all know the womens game could use a few characters.

Miss him? I wanted to punch him on various occasions...

mr_eko
03-28-2010, 08:39 PM
Miss him? I wanted to punch him on various occasions...

Exactly my point. He is a character. Some people like him, some people don't. But the womens tour needs that. He should just come out and pick a fight with some other pro tour's father. Add some more tension to some of these matches.

heycal
06-28-2010, 07:18 PM
Do we know exactly why Yuri is no longer around? Anyone have any links to any articles that cover this?

Richard also continues to seem MIA. Why?

mary fierce
06-28-2010, 07:26 PM
Kids grow up, kids want to be independent, kids ask parents not to hang around anymore.

heycal
06-28-2010, 07:34 PM
Kids grow up, kids want to be independent, kids ask parents not to hang around anymore.

Somehow I'm guessing it's a bit more complicated than that, in both cases. Plus, Mrs. Williams continues to be present a lot, while Richard doesn't seem to do his float around the stadium sitting in different seats thing anymore.

rommil
06-28-2010, 07:35 PM
They got sent to detention in the parents meeting for WTA. Somebody forgot to let them out.

mary fierce
06-28-2010, 07:37 PM
More complicated than that? How many children do you have?

heycal
06-28-2010, 07:42 PM
More complicated than that? How many children do you have?

One. She's 14, and if she played tennis, I bet she already wouldn't want me hanging around. But you're somehow suggesting that the explanation for Richard Williams absence is because his near 30 year old daughters suddenly decided after several years that they needed their space from Daddy -- but not their space from mommy?

I'm also guessing the Yuri explanation ain't so simple either.

miyagi
06-29-2010, 05:24 AM
One. She's 14, and if she played tennis, I bet she already wouldn't want me hanging around. But you're somehow suggesting that the explanation for Richard Williams absence is because his near 30 year old daughters suddenly decided after several years that they needed their space from Daddy -- but not their space from mommy?

I'm also guessing the Yuri explanation ain't so simple either.

Divorced parents can = very complicated situation. :-?

heycal
06-29-2010, 07:36 AM
Divorced parents can = very complicated situation. :-?

Sure, I can believe that. But haven't the Williams been divorced for awhile and already established a pattern of sitting separately at these events?

So what has changed?