plausible or not. If she builds on the confidence following a big title she is going to be very difficult to beat on clay. Early days but her results in the latter half of last year and so far this year have been very consistent.
Unfortunatley she does not seem to be getting sufficient recognition.
What do you guys think? can she win the FO? That and we are bound to have a brand new champion at some point in a slam again.
Since the YEC Vera is about 22-3 and I believe she has the most points on the tour over the last 5 months.
Can she win a Henin-less FO? She's probably one of 8 or 9 with a chance. But she has never played her best tennis late in a major
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i don't think she has the mental strength to beat a Williams at a Slam (i know she did, but it was an early round).
Furthermore she seems to have problems with elena
But it wouldn't be the biggest surprise if she woukd one, and maybe more deserved than the 2004 champion
I think she has a great clay game, and could certainly make a run for it. I hope her IW title gives her the confidence in bigger tournaments. She was in so many big finals last year that she narrowly missed winning. I hope IW turns the tide around and she finds another level in her game.
Of course... Why not... she just won Indian Wells title?
Her chances will grow especially if she lose in some of early rounds in FO/09 singles competition. Vera and Vika is great contenders and now when she establish her name in WTA maybe she will have some decent partner in mix-doubles too and be "Double contender" at FO!?
and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is
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Henin once said she thought Zvonareva was the most talented of the Russians. She's always had the physical ability to win a major, IMO, but her head always seems to get in the way. That said, she's doing much better with the mental side of it and with her consistency, it's no surprise she has made it to the top 5. A major is a much bigger task, however, given her GS performances historically. I dunno about the French. From what I have seen, she tends to play her best on hardcourts.