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Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

And where has she been, she has some serious game.

Rena- a tennis great! 22 at striking distance.
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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

A bit.
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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

She reminds me more of a Amy Frazier with the way she hits the ball, very flat.

Can't see the comparison with Dementieva, Elena was a much better mover and far more consistent, and Riske has a better serve and is much more willing to come to the net.
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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

I know Riske personally. Not that well, but she lives 20 minute away and is a year younger than me, I've seen her play and talked to her many, many times over the past 8-9 years. Never thought I'd be seeing her on Ct. 1 at Wimbledon.



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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

She has come to the net more times in this match than dementieva did in her entire career.

I like her game, but don't want her to win

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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

Her FH technique reminds me of Kleybanova's

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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

I think this is just another case of one of those classic matches at the beginning of a slam.
A young newcomer who has nothing to lose playing against a top player.

I feel like we see it once at a slam or once every other slam.
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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

Whatever happens here, it speaks volumes about her character to recover like this after losing the first set 6-0, especially given the fact that this is the biggest match of her career by a mile.
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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

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I think this is just another case of one of those classic matches at the beginning of a slam.
A young newcomer who has nothing to lose playing against a top player.

I feel like we see it once at a slam or once every other slam.
She has potential on grass though, remember her SF run at Birmingham last year?
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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

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Her FH technique reminds me of Kleybanova's
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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

I meant looks wise not game wise, their features are very similar.

Rena- a tennis great! 22 at striking distance.
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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

But she volleys really well so far, which is more than what you can say for some of the newcomers.

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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

Riske is no slouch, especially on grass. She has beaten Wickmayer on it and taken a set off Sharapova on it. She won 3 75K's in Europe last fall back to back to back. She isnt a nobody and has showed she has game numerous times previously.

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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

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Whatever happens here, it speaks volumes about her character to recover like this after losing the first set 6-0, especially given the fact that this is the biggest match of her career by a mile.
Definitely.

She doesn't remind me of Dementieva, though.
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Re: Does Riske remind anyone of Dementieva?

She`s good

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