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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 2005, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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What is up with Sveta?

Mirza's awesome performance aside: Sveta is in awful form, and she had a total meltdown today. She looked like a beginner playing her first match on Center Court. Intimidated and without any confidence. And she is a SLAM winner.
She moved badly as well, looked tired and not motivated.

She has been getting worse and worse recently, and it all began with her loss against Serena in Beijing after having MP. Maybe that's still in her head, I don't know.
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She thinks she'll win purely based on her rankings.
Not going to happen!! She still has to play.

Also, she talks and complains about various things lately: crowd, line calls, Sharapova, etc.
Should concentrate on her game instead.

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Hantuchova stole her grandslam form.

Plus. Like Dani. she's always been inconsistent. Drives me crazy.
Your avatar, I hope that's not you erm, Dominique?
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Hantuchova stole her grandslam form.

Plus. Like Dani. she's always been inconsistent. Drives me crazy.
Your avatar, I hope that's not you erm, Dominique?
1. No, that's not me.
2. My name is not Dominique.
3. I am not female.
4. And you, vertigo, is that you in your avatar? No.

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Yep, Sveta played awful today. Her season is okay so far. At AO lost to Masha in 3 sets, in Tokyo she lost to Lindsay.

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She lost to Lindsay in Tokyo.
But here, she lost 10 of 12 games.
Sveta can redeem herself at IW.

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Plus she hasn't played for a while...

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I think she is just playing the wrong style of tennis, less power would do her good I think

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i wouldnt say kuznetsova's having a bad year

she reached quarter-final aus open taking a set off sharapova and reached semis in tokyo giving lindsay a tough match

this is her first poor loss this year, lets see how she does in indian wells
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Personally I think all that drug bollocks in Oz affected her far more than she's let on. How could it not?

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From what I saw Sveta didn't play badly at all, she was just overpowered and hit off court. She never seemed to get a chance to assert herself when Mirza started powering.
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Her 2 losses this year were to Maria and Lindsay.
This match, she's up 4-0 and loses 12 of 14 games.
Doesn't sound like it was caused by old drug rumors.

It sounds like a loss of focus.

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Has she had a good win so far this year? Don't think so.
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she is entitled to a 'slump', it is called the sophomore year, she may struggle but will eventually get her game going.

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she lost what do you need more to know? it happens doesn't it?
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