Rausa says that the hardest thing now for Dinara is to play, because she fears a new back injury might stop her career. Before every hit she thinks, whether this might be her last hit, her last match
It is mental issue, not physical at this time. The doctors said now all is fine.
Asked to evaluate the job done by the now ex-coach Krajan, Rausa says that from coach point of view his work was null (zero). She didn't interfere, because the results were good (mostly based on previous coaches' work). What Zeljco did was listen to Dinara and understand her. Probably he might have said something nice that Dinara would like to hear.
About the new coach Rausa still can't tell anything certain, first let's see what will happen etc. She liked the first set vs Kimiko, because it was seen the game from before. For two years Krajan didn't improve anything in Dinara's game.
Right now Dinara is still playing doubles in Paris and deals with issuance of UK visa
Rauza wishes only that Dinara to be healthy, all else will be fine.
Sounds harsh, no? I mean, ofc there was previous coaches' work, there always is. Same thing in life, you build yourself from interactions with other people.
So yeah, Dinara benefited from other coaches' work. But facts are facts: the results weren't quite there with other coaches.
They happened with Zeljko, so he did something that worked. Maybe that wasn't about the technique, maybe that wasn't about the physical work (I guess her physical trainer is to be thanked for that
), but then he did something that unlocked some other thing mentally, and thus allowed her to get more confident etc.
Dinara herself said she reached the #1 spot thanks to their combined work and efforts. So, however it all ended (in good terms or not), she gives him credit for her results in the past 2 years.
And I'm not sure I understand the part about him listening to her and saying something nice that Dinara would like to hear... she meant he was just too nice and saying things to please her instead of maybe shaking her when needed? Because if that's the meaning, whoever has ever watched them during practice knows he could be harsh enough on her.
I think we had a convo about it in this thread (i think it's in this thread, but maybe not. Sorry, haven't been here in a while, i can't remember all
), where someone said he was too harsh maybe with her, and I said back then that I thought she probably didn't mind since she was the most demanding person with herself anyway and seemed to be even more severe and harsh sometimes when commenting on her results or practice.
I don't know why she decide to split, and how it ended, I hope one day we'll get to know more about it. But I think Rauza's a bit severe here. (and no, that's not just fangirling