Captain of the SS Dementieva
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bridge SS Dementieva
Re: This may be stating the obvious, but Bartoli is in horrible shape
I saw Bartoli live at Edgbaston and she is not in the best of shape really, I wouldnt say she was fat as a normal person but she isnt an athlete at all, its true shes obviously quite a strong girl and it does give her some power and she is pretty solid, but she really does need to tone up if she wants to win even more matches, but some people dont have the Genetics to be a "Dementieva" or "Venus" etc and its unfair to say Bartoli isnt trying to improve, watching ehr practice at Edgbaston she was working hard and it could just be shes not GOING to be a super athlete, but she could perhaps make some improvements.
Tennis today IS about fitness, just check out a lot of the girls today, they are real athletes, some are not, Petrova is very "soft" looking in realality but NOT fat, Dinara is strong and solid so no probs there but maybe not good stamina, so if you can have the body of someone like Lena D etc you do have a great advantage, I have lost count of the Matches won by Elena purely due to her strength and fitness, so this aspect of the game should not be overlooked.
But remember, not everyone can be like that even with hard work.....
Captain of the all new SS Dementieva
Once a Lena fan always a Lena fan