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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2002, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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help...for analysis of their games

if anyone saw their games, please tell me
what type of players they are
moonball? serve and volley? baseline player?
i never saw them before?
if you saw any one of them,
please tell me about her.....thx...^_^


1. Babara Strycot #1 singles player.....Birnerova
2 young Czechs following Badanova's success.....

2. Widjaja, never saw her matches before
but many said she is a Linz wannabe?
but others said she plays moonball, how does she play?

3. Kirilenko, Douchevina, Sharapova
Kirilenko, Douchevina are junior slam winner,
no need to tell u more about Sharapova,
actually she came to Vancouver once, i know she hits hard...

4. Safina, Zvonareva, Kuznetsova
cant really see how Safina played,
coz she was basically slaughtered by Serena
but if others have seen them play,

5. Mikaelian, Casanova: 2 people from Sweden,
so i am guessing they are the baseline players then

6. a couple more, Hsieh, Dulko, Tatiana Golovin
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2002, 12:17 AM
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I saw widjaja in real life also and she wasnt sending up moonballs. She has a decent game, solid strokes but they arent very powerful. She has everything, and now she needs some power. Tatiana Golovin is very very talented. She is beautiful, tall, and powerful strokes. Nice serve, great western forehand, and a great two hander.

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Unfortunately I haven't seen any of them play (lousy tennis coverage here in Oz), but apparently Mikaelian plays a bit like Davenport. She's not supposed to be very fast around the court but she's apparently got lethal groundstrokes, especially on the backhand. She returns serve with a two handed forehand I think but plays rally forehands with one hand. At least that's the scouting report I've heard....
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I've seen Angelique play on the flesh and I must say her game is impressive. Not very powerful but has very sound/solid groundies. She hits moonballs only when she's on a defensive side. She just needs to beef up her service game.

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how about the Russians?
i missed Safina's match w/ Serena,
does she play like Davenport?
coz i heard she hits hard too, but movement is ok,
and Vera has gotten into a couple of the finals,
and i didnt see any of her match....
what was her style against Clijsterin French Open?
and Kuznetsova actually got 2 titles already,
but has anyone seen her play before?
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Dinara is alot like Marat
way she plays and things she does on court

Vera Douchevina hits big and hard on both sides
2nd serve needs some work (then so do 98% of the girls on tour)
she's better on faster surfaces and can play from the net too, she does like to come in quite a bit but not S & V.
she's quite a good thinker on too, can change her game plan.

Kirilenko ...... tiny, speedy and fiesty but quite a clean striker of the ball, hits her fair share of winners.
moonball her at her peril, she's known to take the ball out of the air and drive volley them away
Kirilenko although she lost the 1st set to Sharapova 0-6 at Wimby, actually hit more winners than her.
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funny that Safina, Zvonareva, Kuznetsova never
won a junior Slam before,
but the ones w/ junior Slam titles are actually
doing worse than they are...weird....
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they are 2 years younger than them apart from Dinara

Kirilenko is only 15 and Vera was only 16 just a week ago
Sveta, Dinara, Vera were all ranked low a year ago

Vera and Maria K will do some serious stuff in 2004
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funny that Safina, Zvonareva, Kuznetsova never
won a junior Slam before,
but the ones w/ junior Slam titles are actually
doing worse than they are...weird....
Safina played only briefly in juniors... (got to the final of Wimby at 15, lost to Widjaja)

Kuznetsova got to, at least, 2 finals

Zvonareva won Orange Bowl 2 years in a row (it's considered to be more difficult and prestigious to win it)

Vassilissa is my girl............
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In case you didn't just see Casanovas match she hits the ball very hard off both sides but made quite a few errors today.

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