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Alisa Klaybanova : She has top 10 potential, but the body needs an overhaul.

Alisa Klaybanova is a terrific tennis player. She has an excellent serve and possesses a quality volley game. What prevents her from being a top 10 player is her body. She could diet from today for the next 2 years but that would not help her a great deal. She must combine diet with exercise so her body is contoured. That means Klaybanova should spend her free time mountain running, which is the best way to build endurance, swimming which builds endurance and plenty of bike riding. If Klaybanova can do all of these things, then she is ready to make the next big step and enter the top 10.

I am not a Wozniacki fan, but the girl keeps herself in tennis shape. Klaybanova can get as far as she wants, but in reality she should have dealt with here conditioning 5 years ago. Bring her to the USA, we will get her in shape to fight,lol. Best of luck to a very talented player!
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Re: Alisa Klaybanova : She has top 10 potential, but the body needs an overhaul.

Yeap, sure.... that how Ivanovic's game started to faulter. She was also said that for her to go to the next level she needs to lose weight/get fitter. She is never been the same as a player since then - all downhill.

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Alisa is young. Everything can improve. She has to hold serve better, she has a good serve. The fitness will come. She has already won a lot of long 3 setters

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Re: Alisa Klaybanova : She has top 10 potential, but the body needs an overhaul.

Even with this body, she is top 10. She just needs to get a bit more experience with the bigger matches. Against Henin, she had her and then out of nowhere was hitting errors left and right. After Henin took the lead, Kleybanova ran out of steam. Had she kept her groundstrokes together, she might have been able to close it out. Her game is so explosive, she just needs to find exactly what her gameplan/form is going to be as a successful player.
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Even with this body, she is top 10. She just needs to get a bit more experience with the bigger matches. Against Henin, she had her and then out of nowhere was hitting errors left and right. After Henin took the lead, Kleybanova ran out of steam. Had she kept her groundstrokes together, she might have been able to close it out. Her game is so explosive, she just needs to find exactly what her gameplan/form is going to be as a successful player.
I agree. She isn't slow and I don't think Alisa is unfit as people say because she plays a lot of tournaments and she also plays a lot of doubles too and seems to cope well with a demanding schedule.

If anything, she needs to improve her second serve more than her fitness and I think she just needs a bit more consistency and a bit more experience in big matches.

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Even with this body, she is top 10. She just needs to get a bit more experience with the bigger matches. Against Henin, she had her and then out of nowhere was hitting errors left and right. After Henin took the lead, Kleybanova ran out of steam. Had she kept her groundstrokes together, she might have been able to close it out. Her game is so explosive, she just needs to find exactly what her gameplan/form is going to be as a successful player.
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Kleybanova's body mass is her only weapon. Without it she would be helpless as her basic tennis technique is utterly horrible.
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Re: Alisa Klaybanova : She has top 10 potential, but the body needs an overhaul.

She's not really slow actually
Her defense is OK and she has good angles on the run

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I adore Alisa!! Wish her all the best, I think she has huge potentials

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Re: Alisa Klaybanova : She has top 10 potential, but the body needs an overhaul.

She doesn't play smart. When Justine and Jelena were close to losing, Alisa just gave points away and let them back in the match.
She has to learn to play steadier and make her opponents play well to beat her.

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It's not that she is slow - it's that with an improved muscle/weight ratio she will likely be faster.

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Re: Alisa Klaybanova : She has top 10 potential, but the body needs an overhaul.

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Kleybanova's body mass is her only weapon. Without it she would be helpless as her basic tennis technique is utterly horrible.
Agreed. Her technique is absolutely dreadful. Especially on the forehand side, without her bodymass that puts that extra weight on her shots she´ll hardly be as succesful.

What she needs to improve on is her shotselection. When she gets in trouble she can´t switch well to a planB right now, even though she´s shown in some matches that she can be a witty player.
Right now she´s just going for more and more when it happens. The first step to improving for her will be a better tactical plan.

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Re: Alisa Klaybanova : She has top 10 potential, but the body needs an overhaul.

She was destroying henin and then couldn't put a first serve in for the rest of the match. She needs endurance for sure.
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Kleybanova is Katyusha truck
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