For years, she was not really part of the Russian Armada. Now she has proven to be a full-fledged member.
Here are the proof:
o Heavy hitting baseliner (check)
o Tall (check)
o Good ground strokes (check)
o One-dimensional (check)
o double faulting (big check)
o choker (check - e.g.Cincinnati finals)
o most importantly: constant BRIDESMAID (BIG check!)
She now joins the ranks of Dementieva, Myskina, Kuznetsova, Safina and Zvonareva!