Re: Kuznetsova, Petrova, Safina, Ivanovic, Jankovic: Who has the best CLAY game?
I think the surface actually helps Safina's limited movement and from her heyday(sad I use that for such a young player) her heavy shots, esp on the forehand are a force to be reckoned with at all times. She doesn't have to react as quickly as on hardcourt and grass.. and she can fight and rally or she's strong enough to hit through the court as well IMHO.
Petrova has the skills for the surface but with her serve and forehand.. (not to mention a more than adequate net game) I think she's more of a player who is capable on all-surfaces.
As for JJ, I think she's actually better on hardcourt. It's just that everyone is crap on clay and her defensive abilities give her an advantage.
I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.
When will you learn that "pushers" never make it past the club level, let alone #1 on the WTA computer? Will it be too late?