Without professionals like Anna Smashnona, Amy Frazier, Paola Saurez, Lisa Raymond and others there would be no tour.
So Anna hasn't won a GS title it doesn't demean the accomplishments that she have. How many players have won 12 titles out of 12 finals, none. It is a great achievement. And Anna has beaten some of the best players in the world (at one point she reached top 15). She has beaten Kim, Justine, ElenaD, Amilie, Vera, Sveta, Daniela,Alica, Patty among others so she is hardly the worst player to ever pick up a racquet.
We need variety in the game of tennis and that is what Anna and others bring. I think Anna should be awarded for being so tough on court, like she knows she can't blast opponents off the court, so she runs her heart out and will never give up. She has had a brilliant career.
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