Henin: parting with Pat Etchebery a mistake?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Marius_Hancu, Jan 29, 2006.


Should JHH go back to Pat Etcheberry for conditioning?

  1. Yes, she should go back to Etcheberry

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  2. No, she should stay with her current trainers

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  1. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

    Oct 29, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    OK, most of you know the result by now.

    Until several months ago, JHH was trained/conditioned by Pat
    Etcheberry. He put a lot of emphasis on strength development, one
    could see Justine being really muscled up.

    Perhaps that regimen was too hard and burned her out, or made her too sensitive to various diseases (such as the mono, which she had), but it took her to the top.

    As a result of hamstring injuries, she concluded the regimen by
    Etchebery was too harsh on her, made her too fragile, and decided to
    switch her physical training to some university in Belgium, from
    Florida, where it had been.

    One could see the change on her at the AO: leaner, meaner, very nimble, but definitely less muscled, and at the start of the final, looking weak and pale.

    Question: has she become too weak in the process?
  2. erik-the-red

    erik-the-red Semi-Pro

    Mar 23, 2005
    I think it's too early to tell.

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