Originally Posted by Randy H
Only time I saw Renata was on t.v. against Mauresmo at Warsaw 03, she actually won the first set in that match before Amelie picked up her game and won the next two quite comfortably. She seemed a decent player and was able to hit some nice flat groundies when she had the opportunity to set them up. I seem to remember the forehand was a bit awkward looking and she made a lot more errors off that side than the backhand which was more technically sound. I can also see the attitude similarity Wojtek made with Ludmila Cervanova lol.
But the best from Cervanova, Koukalova and Voracova is Klara.
Klara was twice in the final in Sopot. There're small reward for finalist and winner. Winner gets gold, finalist - silver reward. Here is the pic:
When Klara saw reward she was something like WTF
She has been always mad on the court and it's something like a duty for her not fun to play tennis. She has very good shots from forehand and beckhand and she is better than Renata and Cervanova but like them she isn't fighter. It's something like "ok now i'm going to lost the match, idon't care there will be new tournament next week
". Results this year just proved that she didn't change her motivation. 0:6 1:6 against Raymond in AO, 0:6 0:6 in Paris against Farina, 3 games with Dally in Miami and 4:6 0:6 with Patty last week.
Cervanova is diffrent on court. She isn't so mad but she is strange. Sometimes she is fighting sometimes not. You don't know who will play: bad or good Cervanova.
Renata can be top 150 player, maybe top 100 but she won't top 50-70 player. She is smart, against Domachowska she knew after few ball that she need to change rythm because Marta played flat shots and she changed rythm very well. But like i wrote she checked all balls it was so stupid because she knew that the ball is out or in. Some people screamed "Bitch" ( crowd in Warsaw is totally diffrent then in Sopot
) and she understood because czech and polish are very similar. Her coach was shocked, she was laughing on this
When she lost second set - Domachowska won 4 games in row she went to the chair and said that it had been dark she can play but it was something like 6:30 pm and they stopped the match. Next day Domachowska made tons of ue and Renata won. I think she knew what is doing because Marta was young player, she played tier 2 for the first time and it was smart tactic from her.
From technical part - there is something wrong with her shots, maybe with her grip. Because she can hit flat balls and then suddenly some shots specially from the forehand are going to the bottom of the net. Her second serve is very short and weak and very often she serves to them bottom of the net. She made in Warsaw and Sopot a lot of df.