All of these young players rely on an all-around game rather than a huge weapon or powerful strokes.
Sure they can all crack a fair amount of winners, but none will overpower you.
So can any of these players make a big impact on the tour i.e. win a slam, crack the top 5, etc.?
Chakvetadze - i think you underestimate how powerfully she hits. she isnt as powerful as the marys and lindsays of this world but she still hits pretty hard. i think she has a bright future ahead of her
Kirilenko - well, as we all know, recently, maria has been very very
but she did start the year pretty well, taking lindsay to 3 sets in australia and last year was pretty good too. i think she is good at constructing points and can put away winners quite well and if she ups her game then maybe she can be top 15 or even top 10 for a short while. im not sure she has the potential to win a slam though. she is already 20 and her game should be pretty developed by now.
A. Radwanska - aga is naturally a slight girl so she is always going to be somewhat lacking in power, but her placement seems to be pretty good and she is a young after all. she wares down at her oponents. but she needs to sort out the ball toss IMO - she throws it so far behind!!
i think she can reach top 10
Dushevina - can be very hit and miss. i dont think she will ever be a slam contender if im brutally honest
Jankovic - no weapons?! hav you seen her cross court backhand?
but i do know what you mean - she isnt really a power player. but i think she will always be a top 10 contender noted in slams - we've all seen her potential
Peer - i havent seen peer play too much but in the match against sharapova, her defense was absolutely incredible!!!!!! she was able to stay in the point for sooo much longer than anyone expected and her accuracy (even if she does lack power) was almost perfect. i think she will be in the top 10 for quite a long while in the future
Golovin - golovin has one huge weapon that just seems to get better and better - her serve!!! last year ad then beginning of this year, it had such a querky motion what with the pre-serve "bouncing"
but since then it has gotten so much better and she can crack down aces. i think she is great in long rallies but needs to learn to make a move and seize her opportunities. again, i think she will be a top 10 player but lets not get carried away about the slams - she needs to win a normal title first!!