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So, is Kutuzova really a talent or just overhyped girl?

Ok, she is only 18, but her results seem to get worse not better in the past few months.

Was it all hype about her to be the top player?

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Kuzzy is barely hyped. She is talented she's my favorite Russian.

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she is real talent for sure

I'm not young enough to know everything.
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Kuzzy is barely hyped. She is talented she's my favorite Russian.
She's Ukranian, lol.

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She's Ukranian, lol.
She is??? I didn't know they always say she's Russian.

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She is??? I didn't know they always say she's Russian.
Learn to read! They're not talking about Kuznetsova! If this were your welfare check, I'm sure you'd be reading it more carefully.
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Re: So, is Kutuzova really a talent or just overhyped girl?

I believe she is really over hyped, her results are quite poor too. Ok, she is young and there is time to improve but she just plays a pretty average game from what I (and that is not much) have seen of her. I wasn't impressed.


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Re: So, is Kutuzova really a talent or just overhyped girl?

I wasn't impressed when I saw her lose to Chakvetadze (in a choke) at the US Open 2005, but she's still young. Her post-junior results aren't much but that could change. She pretty much tries to play the way everyone does in today's game.

And actually I wouldn't say she's hyped at all, I never hear about her anymore.
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Re: So, is Kutuzova really a talent or just overhyped girl?

I've always kept her in the back of my mind in terms of up-and-comers. I think she'll get it together this year.
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Viktoriya is very talended...She has such a beautiful forehand...But her problem is mental, she "chokes" too much, and doesn't manage to close sets or matches when the score goes to 5/5 or things like that...She has to improve that...I saw her for the first time at Marseille 50,000$ in 2005 and she led 6/0 and 6/4 in the second set tie break but lost 0/6 7/6(7) 6/2, it was against Pelletier I guess...In the other hand, she defeated King 7/6(11) at Roland Garros, and had a great opportunity against Dementieva, winning the first set 6/3...
So about Vika, it's all mental and physical strongness...And her serve is quite poor, overall in the second serve...Her favorite surface is for sure clay...
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Re: So, is Kutuzova really a talent or just overhyped girl?

i think it is just a case of finding the game and the right balance that is going
to win her matches at the senior level. once she has found that she will move up the rankings i'm sure

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I don't know but her racquet is HHHHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGEEEE!!!

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Viktoriya is very talended...She has such a beautiful forehand...But her problem is mental, she "chokes" too much, and doesn't manage to close sets or matches when the score goes to 5/5 or things like that...She has to improve that...I saw her for the first time at Marseille 50,000$ in 2005 and she led 6/0 and 6/4 in the second set tie break but lost 0/6 7/6(7) 6/2, it was against Pelletier I guess...In the other hand, she defeated King 7/6(11) at Roland Garros, and had a great opportunity against Dementieva, winning the first set 6/3...
So about Vika, it's all mental and physical strongness...And her serve is quite poor, overall in the second serve...Her favorite surface is for sure clay...
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now how did that happen ?!?! just jokin with ya

this is the girl that beat HAntuchova in Canada a few years ago right ? she should get it together Now !!!
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Re: So, is Kutuzova really a talent or just overhyped girl?

I saw her playing twince in final at Deauville ($50K) and her game was really wonderful!
I hope she will be back in top 100 as soon as possible.
Unfortunately her 2006 season was disturbed by illness.


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Re: So, is Kutuzova really a talent or just overhyped girl?

She deserves the hype, as a 14 yr old beat won 2 MD matches in LA before losing to then top 10 player Sugiyama, she's just been unlucky with illness last yr she got at Wimbledon last yr. She hits hard and flat but just needs to fix a few technical gliches in her game and she'll be fine

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