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Anastasia Myskina 23 15.54%
Elena Dementieva 20 13.51%
Anna Kournikova 6 4.05%
Svetlana Kuznetsova 26 17.57%
Dinara Safina 5 3.38%
Anna Chakvetadze 6 4.05%
Nadia Petrova 6 4.05%
Maria Sharapova 50 33.78%
Vera Zvonareva 3 2.03%
Other 3 2.03%
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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Who is/was the most talented Russian?

Based on your own definition of talent, who's the Russian player with the most?

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Re: Who is/was the most talented Russian?

Dementieva IMO, but she still blows in big matches.




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Re: Who is/was the most talented Russian?

Sharapova of course
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Re: Who is/was the most talented Russian?

Anastasia Myskina. I will never forget her at Roland Garros 2004.
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Re: Who is/was the most talented Russian?

Myskina, her 2004 form would beat any Russian player, and in fact it did at that time, so smart, fast and consistent, if only she had a serve and didn't get injured

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Re: Who is/was the most talented Russian?

I voted for Sveta. I think she has it all, even though Myskina and all the others are oozing with talent as well.

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Re: Who is/was the most talented Russian?

Petrova.


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Petrova.

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Re: Who is/was the most talented Russian?

Myskina


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Most talented-Anna Kournikova
Best player-Maria Sharapova

BTW, you forgot to add Olga Morozova to the poll.

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Svetlana or Dementieva. If only their mind would'nt screw them up they both could be multiple Grand Slam Champs
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Most talented-Anna Kournikova
Best player-Maria Sharapova

BTW, you forgot to add Olga Morozova to the poll.
That's why there's an "Other" option I'd assume it'd be tough to compare a classic player like Morozova with this group.

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Re: Who is/was the most talented Russian?

I def. would say Myskina when she was playing. She really adapted to other players games well.

At the moment I would say Kuznetsova. I have kind of noticed that many of the russians are somewhat one-dimensional IMO. Not to say they are not talented but players like Sharapova, Dementieva, Chakvetadze, Safina don't really have a plan B. Kuznetsova is really an all court player and can mix things up better than any other Russian on the tour. If she had the mentality of a Sharapova, she would def. have won more slams then she has.
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I voted for Kuznetsova. Petrova and Myskina are close behind. Dementieva just has to win that big match. Sharapova isn't the most talented,but she's used her weapons the most out of anyone.
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I def. would say Myskina when she was playing. She really adapted to other players games well.

At the moment I would say Kuznetsova. I have kind of noticed that many of the russians are somewhat one-dimensional IMO. Not to say they are not talented but players like Sharapova, Dementieva, Chakvetadze, Safina don't really have a plan B. Kuznetsova is really an all court player and can mix things up better than any other Russian on the tour. If she had the mentality of a Sharapova, she would def. have won more slams then she has.
So why the fuck does she play such ugly, ugly matches so often, if she has a plan B?




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