Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Ontario, Canada
Sandrine's a really great player, but unfortunately has never been able to be a steady top 10 player, for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, she doesn't win enough titles. Sandrine though a consistant quarter and semifinalist through the season, doesn't win many titles, they are far and few between, mainly because she plays a lot of events with strong fields, or is unable to come through often enough as one of the top seeds.
Second, she is basically just very consistent, but generally doesn't produce any late round finishes at slams. She's almost always around into the 4th round, but come time she has to play a top 8 seed in a big match, she is unable to come through.
This leads to the next point, which is although Sandrine is an excellent player, she is unable to come through in tight matches against the top couple players in the world. So many times we see Sandrine play amazing tennis, stretching a top player to a difficult 3 setter, because she takes chances when she is behind, and makes a lot of great shots. Unfortunately, she starts to fade when it is in a tight 3 setter, and the shots she was going for before, suddenly start to miss the line by a couple centimetres, and that costs her matches.
I think she will always be a very consistent top 20 player, with the occasional jump into the bottom of the top 10, but she just seems to lack a real big weapon to knock out the big names, and doesn't win enough smaller events to compensate for that. She will however, be certainly known as one of the very most dangerous outsiders in the game today, and without a doubt one of the kindest too.
"Religion has actually convinced people that there is an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. Any if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!
But he loves you."