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I have NEVER loved a power player the way I love BOVINA!!!!!

I know she lost to jennifer today, whom i really admire too. but ELENA BOVINA is the BOMB!!! She needs to get her crap together in key points cuz when she is on she is the exact replica of MONICA SELES grunting. her grunt is exactly the same and it is really giving jennifer horrible flashbacks!!

i love Bovina's willingness to move forward, to change direction of the ball and the fact that she has wins over jennifer and venus (in an exo?). It's like her game has more than power. It's seems like she takes the ball very early, moves well, is aggressive (but still willing to rally).

I JUST LOVE HER AND HER GAME!!!!!
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LMAO, ITA with the grunts. I am not looking at the screen and just imagining Monica is actually playing.

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"ELENA BOVINA is the BOMB!!!" You ain't kiddin'.
And she's an excellent volleyer. Won the AO mixed. Bring on the grass!

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I LOVE BOVINA...those grunts are so sexy. This girl is way too talented to not be in the top 10----RIGHT NOW!
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She sounds EXACTLY like MONICA!!! and yet moves better and is willing to come forward. But MONICA was mentally so strong for every match. Elena is often injured and only seems to get up for big matches. she needs to learn from the top players to have intensity during all matches!
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but is she really an excellent volleyer??? or just solid, good, consistent and comes in off of good approaches. i don't she is excellent but smart about her volleying. but coming forward is so admirable and i love to see it in a girl. whether it be kirilenko, bovina, cappy, momo, or juju i love those girls that try to move forward!
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Hmm.....one thing I know: her backhand is HUUUGGGEEEE!!! Gotta work on her movement though and play better on the big points.

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but is she really an excellent volleyer??? or just solid, good, consistent and comes in off of good approaches. i don't she is excellent but smart about her volleying. but coming forward is so admirable and i love to see it in a girl. whether it be kirilenko, bovina, cappy, momo, or juju i love those girls that try to move forward!
she's a very good doubles player...GS mixed champ...

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Lena can be a real good volleyer. She was against Jen in New Haven. She won the point on 16 straight approaches.
I only get to see Lena against Jenn. And Lena plays well in this matchup.

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I LOVE HER SERVE IT'S FUCKING AWESOME!

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Elena has more variety in her grunts One minute she is screaming at the top of her lungs, the next she has her grunt similar to Barbara Schett, and then the next she 'the goat grunt' (quieter, but with a little 'baa' type noise at the end lol). Saw her play a few weeks back and she was not really on her best form, but she looked a lot skinnier than before (not that she's ever been a bigger girl really, but for someone of her height she doesn't really look at her ideal weight either).

She is talented, but I don't think she is making the most of her potential. She seemed to be working with Larisa Neiland, so I don't know whether that's a good or bad thing but hopefully she will be trying to get more on her serve, and become a little more strategic in her game plan because she can lose the plot at crucial moments too often.

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Sorry, but NOBODY can come on the Bovina Bandwagon.

There's me... that's it... and I boot you off.

Bovina is an EXCELLENT volleyer... easily one of the best on tour.

The problem is that in singles... she has to get herself to a good position at net first. And Lena isn't exactly nimble.
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Elena has more variety in her grunts One minute she is screaming at the top of her lungs, the next she has her grunt similar to Barbara Schett, and then the next she 'the goat grunt' (quieter, but with a little 'baa' type noise at the end lol). Saw her play a few weeks back and she was not really on her best form, but she looked a lot skinnier than before (not that she's ever been a bigger girl really, but for someone of her height she doesn't really look at her ideal weight either).

She is talented, but I don't think she is making the most of her potential. She seemed to be working with Larisa Neiland, so I don't know whether that's a good or bad thing but hopefully she will be trying to get more on her serve, and become a little more strategic in her game plan because she can lose the plot at crucial moments too often.
Lena's always done that...

She says her grunts change with her moods.

Lena is a psychotic, Amazon Russian like me. 'Tis why I love her.
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I wish she could get her game back on and get herself back into the top 20 Shes doing well this season, and her game is more suited to the fast surfaces so hopefully, she can build on the consistancy shes managed to build up over the last couple of weeks.

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Just saw the match and she definitley has the game. I dont think I'd ever seen her play before, I like her style.

Come back EVENTUALLY Cappy!! Ok this clearly was written back in a day when I still had faith..


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