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Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

Which is pretty amazing, considering she's only 18. BTW, this is not a response to that other thread and not about the match in progress either.

I find it extremely refreshing that there is a player who is using the most neglected body part in women's tennis on court: the brain.
First of all, Aga is so cool, always. Whether she's playing top seeds at Grand Slams on Center Court, whether she's down 0-6 0-2 and getting thrashed, or like yesterday when she lost a tough 2nd set and was down 0-2 in the 3rd. She doesn't care.
Then, she is like the only player on tour right now who can actually adjust her game to her opponent and the situation. For example yesterday, she realised that Cibulkova was getting a little tired, so what does she do? She keeps hitting drop-shots although they hadn't been successful until then. She uses the drop-lob combination multiple times, tiring her out even more and driving her crazy. And it worked perfectly.
That's just one small example. I also liked what she did against Maria at the US Open. It is entirely within the rules, so if she thinks that is what she has to do to win, more power to her. Too many players waste their chances against top-players by doing nothing.

There's much more. But just watch her play and count the times she's making fundamental errors of any kind. I bet you won't find many.

In my opinion she is the female Brad Gilbert, all the way down to the horrible second serve.
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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

I agree 100%. As I was saying yesterday I love her composure and her cool head throughout the match winning or losing. It's so obvious she is using her brain as she's hitting those pretty shots of hers.
She was growing on me for some time now and I've just realized I'm a fan.

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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

Female Brad Gilbert??? LOL You lost me there...Brad didn't exactly get Roddick to use his brain did he!?

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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

Yes she is very, very clever!It's so refreshing to see a youngster that plays like that.You go Aga
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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

Yes I'm impressed with her brain play as well. Like all of you said, very refreshing!!
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Yeh, it really makes for great viewing

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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

agree 100%, those who think tennis is only about hitting hard, and then hitting harder won't appreciate her game, but for me Aga's varity is very impressive
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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

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Female Brad Gilbert??? LOL You lost me there...Brad didn't exactly get Roddick to use his brain did he!?
No no, Brad was actually a player in his day. And he was known for "Winning Ugly" - he wrote a book about it. Like Radwanska, he didn't have huge weapons or a big serve, but he knew how to play percentages, drive his opponents nuts, and capitalize on opportunities. I believe he made it to #4 in the world career-high and the semis of a GS, as well as winning a bunch of smaller titles.

I think Aga has an even more successful career ahead of her. I can't wait to watch her more on TV when she's higher ranked.
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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

sorry my bad... i was guessing the meaning of "cunning" thought it was a dirty word

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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

Nice, Brad Gilbert. Good comparison.

Yeah, obviously I was a bit bitter after the US Open, but now that I look back and after seeing her play a few times, I would agree that she is one of the best these days at this, and it's great to see.

I just wish she'd have some more consistent results, and not good tournaments spread out, but I suppose that will come with time. I love some brain.

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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

Nope, she still has a ways to go before she matches Martina H or Justine... gamewise of course...
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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

well said and 100% true

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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

Yes, I agree. There are enough reasons to think she has a great career ahead!

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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

Aga has a cool mental, just like the german Kohlschriber. But that doesn't mean she's under control of everything. She needs to be more offensive and get a serve.
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Re: Would you agree that Aga Radwanska is the most cunning player on the WTA Tour?

Agree (With the 1st post)
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