Re: How good is Julia Vakulenko?
She is quite a hard to predict player. She can play terrible and I say that as a fan but when she is grooved and in the mood she is a fabulous player with very few weeknesses.
She has a big serve, good return, and her groundies, both her forehand and two-handed backhand are hit with effortless and graceful power and accurancy. She is not a player who simply likes to use her powerful groundstrokes to overpower her opponent by just hitting the ball very hard back to them. She likes to hit winners and is always looking to put the ball away. Her movement isn't the strongest and is probably the weekest part of her game but it is good enough. That is when she is playing well.
When she isn't playing well she can be quite lethargic and can look like she doesn't care. She can also produce errors by the handful.
But clearly right now she is playing very very well indeed and if she continues like this there really isn't anyone in the bottom of the draw she can't beat.
Last edited by Shvedbarilescu; Sep 1st, 2007 at 10:16 PM.