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Arrow Azarenka is NOT a Sharapova clone!

I'm tired of hearing how Azarenka is a Sharapova-wannabe. Seriously, their games are quite different. Yes Sharapova has 3 slams and has been #1, but Sharapova's game has peaked while Azarenka has time and the ability to take another step or two forward.

Azarenka has better court movement and is MUCH more adept at the net. Her forehand isn't prone to silly reverse forehand finishes to the amount like Sharapova's. Azarenka's backhand is comparable to Sharapova's and while the serve is not as deadly, it's certainly less prone to double faults.

Yes they both grunt, but Azarenka's at least doesn't sound constipated or that of drinking sour milk.

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Re: Azarenka is NOT a Sharapova clone!

Maria's game as we knew it has peaked. I think she might... evolve and still be a force.

I don't think Vika's a Sharapova clone, but I do think there are similarities in their early career fearlessness.

I think it's probably more accurate to say (overstating, of course) that she's a YOUNG Sharapova clone.

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Re: Azarenka is NOT a Sharapova clone!

I don't see a difference in their game, let alone their grunt

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Re: Azarenka is NOT a Sharapova clone!

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Azarenka has better court movement and is MUCH more adept at the net. Her forehand isn't prone to silly reverse forehand finishes to the amount like Sharapova's. Azarenka's backhand is comparable to Sharapova's and while the serve is not as deadly, it's certainly less prone to double faults.

Yes they both grunt, but Azarenka's at least doesn't sound constipated or that of drinking sour milk.
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Re: Azarenka is NOT a Sharapova clone!

they are as similar as 2 players in term of game, grunt and annoyance

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Re: Azarenka is NOT a Sharapova clone!

Vika moves much better, doesn't seem to hit quite as flat and plays more of an all-court game (not much, but some).

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Re: Azarenka is NOT a Sharapova clone!

They both play the same, they both grunt the same and they both annoy me

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They both play the same, they both grunt the same and they both annoy me
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Sharapova's game has peaked while Azarenka has time and the ability to take another step or two forward.
So you can se into the future can you

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She's not a clone.

She's worse.

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Re: Azarenka is NOT a Sharapova clone!

Azarenka is a good player no doubt, but her next step should be improving her serve. For a player who hits powerful off the ground, her serve is relatively weak. That was one of Sharapova's advantages pre-shoulder injury. Also, I don't think Azarenka has Sharapova's "fight."
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lol Azarenka is still a kid, well at least she behaves like a kid on court.

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Azarenka posseses nowhere near the power of Sharapova, her game is similar to Zvonareva, without the tears.
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Re: Azarenka is NOT a Sharapova clone!

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Azarenka posseses nowhere near the power of Sharapova, her game is similar to Zvonareva, without the tears.
this is probably one of the most inaccurate quote ever

Vera has all the shots which obviously can't be said for Azarenka

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