Re: What is the definition of a "pusher"
"In tennis, a pusher is a player who "pushes" back any shot they can chase down, without deliberately hitting a winner. This style of play, likened to a "human backboard", often tires and frustrates more offensive opponents
and wins tons of matches and breaks into the top ten.
otoh, there are tons of big hitters and servers who can't even win half the matches or beat half the players that pushers can.
Career High Singles 13 * (24 Sep 2007)
Singles Titles: Palermo, 2007, def. Martina Muller 6-0, 6-1
Beijing, 2007, def. Jelena Jankovic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-2; Budapest, 2009, def. Patty Schnyder 2-6 6-4 6-2; Budapest, 2010, def. Patty Schnyder 6-2 6-4; Prague 2010, def. Zahlavova Strycova 6-2 1-6 6-2
Has wins over Schiavone, Radwanska, Hantuchova, Stosur, Petrova, Peng, Dementieva, Safina, Bartoli, Lisicki, Ivanovic, Pennetta, Azarenka, V. Williams.