Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: hiding in my bed
A Few Thoughts About Kuzzy
I saw her match today against Farina-Elia and sorta noted a few issues i'd like to share with you guys -
1. her forehand is her biggest problem. she used to have the whole pack, but since her forehand is such an explosion of power and speed, she uses it all the time - and like all power-moves, it's a winner or an unforced error. she lost her patience to wait for the right moment to hit it, and her backhand is not as good as i remembered it a year ago.
2. she moves really really well. she bulked up, but she's moving nicely and i think she should use the movement and try some down-the-line shots more often. her cross-court backhand is becoming really expected.
3. her second serve is rubbish. she used to have way more variety in her serve last year - in the USopen it was amazing. now, her second serve is really bieng attacked - sure, it's powerful, but it's always the same and good preparation sends it back as a winner.
4. she should come up to the net more often. she's a great doubles player, and she has very good volleys, drive and anguler (is that a word?). she comes up every now and then, but i think she should really go for some serve-and-volley, even on clay, since she could chipped some easy points even against a terrific counter-puncher like farina.
lastly, Smashnova and Silvia gave kuzzy some good clay practice - she should be able to take this as an advantage - if she keeps her patience, waits for the right time to hit it and varies with her serving and game plan - i really think she can give kim more trouble than she did a few weeks back.
i hope she can win this title, she looks better now, more concentrated and much faster than she did a few months ago versus mirza, i.e.
good luck girl!
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