Anna Kournikova: Missing the Russian Revolution
Petrova just defeated Henin in straight sets. The Russian girls are really kicking ass. If Anna does return, I hope their success inspires her. Of course, there are many aspects of her game Anna would have to improve to be able to compete at the level of these Russian girls.
Anna's serve, forehand (more topspin!), consistency, and volleying would have to undergo major improvement for her to have a prayer of getting back into the top 20. Even before her injury, I felt Anna had never really improved throughout the years and her results showed it. She also needs to put on a bit of weight/muscle. Being as model thin as she is now is great for magazine covers and calendars, but Anna will have to get much stronger if she's going to hang with the 'big dogs' when she returns.
Anna says she's practicing 5 times a week. That's great, but have specific areas of her game gotten better? That's the question which begs to be answered in 2005.
GOOD JOB NADIA!!!