ughr, so many russian, too many russians
it's the quality and the versitality that they (potentially) bring that counts.
most of them (as most tennis players in general) bring a very simular, if not carbon copy of the same game type - but checking the top100 is enough to prove the huge differences between the bolletteri tennis of sharapova, to the the huge hitting kuznetsova, the extreme grip of dushevina, the floaty spon of vesnina, the speedy reach of dementieva, the countering myskina or the huge serving bovina - not to mention krasnoroutskaya - perhaps the most capable of them ever, though sadly out of tennis.
as long as such a high percentage of thier top players are bringing that kind of differences between them, all with high success to it, than i'm pleased, and don't care that thier russian, except the fact that bieng russian means you put your whole heart in it and do it to your max, with the full love and care and even too much emotion. i appreciate it, i adore it - the moment i'll get the impression they are simply jamming it all up, i'll quit my obssesion with them - so far, even the few youngsters i've seen (kulikova, orlova, poltroskaya) have brought completly different games.
they are not immatating basics, they are trying to improve it.
it may cost us in the meanwhile in other nations at the top - but it is providing us with great tennis there. and tomorrow, the final is going to be a whooping performance of two of the greatest they've produced.