Is Tati's game and attitude something to behold?
........I think yes without any doubt!!!!
More importantly, I think Golovin just won me over as a fan with her on-court demeanor and grace.
Through out the AI tournament and no matter who she was playing, she concentrated on herself and did not disrespect her opponents by shrieking ad nauseum at every stroke and throwing obnoxious fist at every point and at her opponent's errors as the shameless, ignorant, arrogant cheat & abhorrent Sharapova does.
After her wins, I particularly like how genuine Tati's hand shakes & pleasantries are at the net; including the joyful smiles and the eye contacts she makes with her opponents. Absolute class act, grace and respect for opponents I would say!!
During and after her matches, Golovin was very calm and did not gloath nor overplay her excitement over any point or her wins unlike Sharapova who had to drop on her knees after getting a cheap & undeserved win over an obviously injured opponent.
There is more to winning in tennis as exemplified by Tati's run at AI 07. Golovin's game is sweet to watch...... She has improved virtually in every aspect of the game and I'm liking her steady improvement and maturity. The future is bright for this player no doubt and I hope she is able to maintain the current on-court attitude. If she does that, the sky is the limit!!
With more time, I believe she would be among the many on the tour who would prove that Sharapova is no better than many girls on the tour. On the contrary, I believe the reverse is the case and this is just the beginning.
What say you?........
Last edited by acetoace; Apr 9th, 2007 at 03:18 PM.