I've only seen her play a few times, but I really respect her and her game. Plus I love her feisty attitude on court--it's nice to see someone care so much about whether they win or lose. Although I think I've only seen her lose...
I'm happy for her and her team. She's a new Fed Cup hero, definitely.
I liked the way she played doubles with her compatriot at the AO. She was too intense for doubles sometimes, but there was some awesome play. In Zurich she was hanging around with Pennetta a lot in the players' lounge and she was laughing and smiling all the time. Really seems to be a nice person
Sharapova, Jankovic, Zvonareva !
Kirilenko, Vesnina, Dokic, Bacsinszky, Jovanovski, Pironkova Official Greek Guardian of the Maria Mafia & Don't Knock the Dok Official Masseur of the Jelena Clinic
Djokovic, Davydenko, Tipsarevic, Wawrinka, Baghdatis, Gulbis, Troicki, Kyrgios
Anabel really confused me in Charleston last year. She took out Schiavone and Li, and then had to play Venus. The thing was, she had Venus in the palm of her hand with her strategy. Over and over, she set up shots that were next to impossible for Venus to get back, but instead of making them--after she had worked to set them up--she would give the point away. I've seen her do that before, but it was so dramatic with Venus. Mental, I imagine.
But she is so much fun to watch and she works so hard on the court. I'm glad she had this great Fed Cup experience.