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Why is Golovin so underrated?

To me, Golovin is the best of the bunch (Vaidisova, Ivanovic, Chakvetadze) minus Sharapova at her best. But I think Tati is highly underrated on this board! People look at her like she is a Srebotnik or Sugiyama type player, just floating around the draws, making a few upsets a year. But from what I've seen, Tati has the most complete game compared to her compatriots. The only thing that has held her back is the inconsistency brought on by injuries. If Ivanovic can make it to the top 4, then I know Tatiana can surely be top 3. Ivanovic only has a big forehand. Tati has the complete package.

We'll see next year. Tati will begin to dominate like she should have been doing a year ago before all these injuries came on at such inconvenient times.

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and in an answer to your question - because shes not a 6ft + ball basher.
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You have to get past a slam quarter before you get grouped with slam winners, slam finalists, or even multiple slam semifinalists.

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Re: Why is Golovin so underrated?

I like her but her results and are much better now but she's still a little inconsistent.
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Re: Why is Golovin so underrated?

Golovin isn't underrated, she occasionally have some sporadic good performances against the top 10 but hasn't done it consistently enough and have only won 1 tittle so far in her career, not to mention she hasn't done well at slams, so how is she underrated?
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and in an answer to your question - because shes not a 6ft + ball basher.
Nope- she's a 5ft 5 in+ ball basher.
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Re: Why is Golovin so underrated?

She's good but definitely deserves to be ranked somewhere between #14-20 unless she beefs up her backhand and gets a lot faster.
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Golovin isn't underrated, she occasionally have some sporadic good performances against the top 10 but hasn't done it consistently enough and have only won 1 tittle so far in her career, not to mention she hasn't done well at slams, so how is she underrated?
You make it sound as if all of her good wins were flukes
And she has won 2 titles btw, at least get your facts straight.
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Golovin isn't underrated, she occasionally have some sporadic good performances against the top 10 but hasn't done it consistently enough and have only won 1 tittle so far in her career, not to mention she hasn't done well at slams, so how is she underrated?
shes got 2 titles.
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Golovin isn't underrated, she occasionally have some sporadic good performances against the top 10 but hasn't done it consistently enough and have only won 1 tittle so far in her career, not to mention she hasn't done well at slams, so how is she underrated?
2 titles

But yeah, I don't think she is underrated either. She is too inconsistent and has been "stuck" at around the same ranking position for the past 2 years while her peers (Ivanovic, Vaidisova) have surged past her. She has been very poor in general at slams, and she is often injured.

She will be a top 10 player I'm sure, but I don't know if she will do much else

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You make it sound as if all of her good wins were flukes
And she has won 2 titles btw, at least get your facts straight.
oh my bad, I thought Amelia Island was her only tittle, and no I don't mean that her wins against the top players were flukes, she has proven she can beat them, but her biggest problem is she loses to people she shouldn't lose to way too often
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Re: Why is Golovin so underrated?

Tat underated on this board!

She's really not........... unfortunately
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Re: Why is Golovin so underrated?

She hasn't impressed me much against the top players, especially in Slams. She strikes me as having a Hantuchova-like career.
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Nope- she's a 5ft 5 in+ ball basher.
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But yeah, I don't think she is underrated either. She is too inconsistent and has been "stuck" at around the same ranking position for the past 2 years while her peers (Ivanovic, Vaidisova) have surged past her. She has been very poor in general at slams, and she is often injured.
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