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How Is Dementieva A Top Player

I'm relatively new to the tennis scene, but i have no cloue who she could be a top player in the world. She has no serve, and has to rely on breaking people to win. I just don't see how she can be so highly ranked.
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85% of the tour are lesbians so Dementieva distracts them by changing her clothes after sets.
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I'm relatively new to the tennis scene, but i have no cloue who she could be a top player in the world. She has no serve, and has to rely on breaking people to win. I just don't see how she can be so highly ranked.
have you ever played tennis?
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Its a testament how good the rest of her game is, to be a top player with a horrible serve.
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85% of the tour are lesbians so Dementieva distracts them by changing her clothes after sets.
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I've played tennis a bit, but it would seem real hard to consistently win the way she does. If she can't break you she's pretty much done which has been her recent results.
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and has to rely on breaking people to win. I
That's the idea of tennis in general, you need to break to win.

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That shows that most of the players cannot attack her weak serve,if it's IN. Each return should be a winner. Apart from her serve, her game is complete.
But I can't satnd watching her ,struggling to put the serve in. Maybe she could try to serve from the bottom...

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Easy really. She is supremely fit so tends to win close three set matches. Her return game is among the top few and she is reasonably consistent. Her serve prevents her from being a top 3 player but the women's tour isn't exactly full of great servers so top 10 can be achieved without even playing that well.
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because other players are mocking at her loads of DF and get distracted.

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I've played tennis a bit, but it would seem real hard to consistently win the way she does. If she can't break you she's pretty much done which has been her recent results.
you play nothing!Thats why you dont understand simple things and make stupid threads
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Elena is the best returner
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Have you seen her groundstrokes?

Besides, holding serve isn't as important in women's tennis as in men's tennis.

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I've played tennis a bit, but it would seem real hard to consistently win the way she does. If she can't break you she's pretty much done which has been her recent results.
yea. you obviously havent seen her play when she's on. If you want to watch a particular match -- go to Dementieva v Capriati USOpen Semifinal 2004.

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Re: How Is Dementieva A Top Player

I guess she refuses to be a bottom....player

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