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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2006, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Kuznetsova's easy road to the finals

Has anyone else in history reached a GS final without facing:

A top 10 player?

A former top 10 player?

A former GS winner?

A former GS finalist?

A former GS semifinalist?
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She deserved her final, but I agree that wasn't the toughest draw. She did face two FUTURE top 10 players though.

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She deserved her final, but I agree that wasn't the toughest draw. She did face two FUTURE top 10 players though.
safina is not top 10 material, she's demonstrated this for quite a few years now
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I actually didn't think about it this way.

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safina is not top 10 material, she's demonstrated this for quite a few years now

she is most definitely top 10 material, buddy.

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Well, it wasn't that easy

Justine had an easy draw too, I think.

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safina is not top 10 material, she's demonstrated this for quite a few years now
Well even if she is not in the top 10 or top 10 material she was playing like a top 10er these past few weeks So that should count for somthing
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She deserved it .. Enough said ..

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post #10 of 51 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2006, 07:54 PM
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easy draw???she came back 3 times in matches that she shuld of lost.down 5-1 first set tosafina comes back and wins it.down 6-7,3-5 against vaidisova comes back and wins,and against schiavone she was down 1-6,3-4 comes back and wins.so her draw was far from easy.
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Sveta didn't play against top ranked players but I think that currently, players like Vaidisova and Safina are much more harder to beat than Clijsters fon instance so Sveta really deserved her final.
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Sveta deserved the final, and she did have to fight really hard to get to the final, but yes, she must be the first one to get to a slam final without facing a player who doesnt fit in ur list.
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she is most definitely top 10 material, buddy.
and who is going to make room for her? hingis? venus? lindsay? kim? justine? maria? amelie? sveta? nadia? mary? patty? vaidisova? dementieva? schiavone? every last one of these players are better than her, and we can add ivanovic and kirilenko to the list as well. she is no longer an up-and-comer... she's been making slow and dissapointing progress for years. she is not very athletic or consistent, and her groundies are no better than any of the players i named... she might sneak into the top 10 the same way schnyder did (by playing a lot of tournaments), but there are too many girls, both older and younger, that are far more talented

she also has the dubious distinction of having won only 3 points in a set in a grand slam quarterfinal... i don't know if there's been anything like that in the history of the sport. on a separate note, she has all the charm and charisma of petrova also, on another separate note, didn't she make racist comments last year...?
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