Re: Will Kuznetsova, Jankovic, Safina and even Ivanovic ever come back to good form?
Kuznetsova - Maybe, although she's always been an inconsistent player. I think in 2008 she made something like 5 finals and lost all of them. She needs to do something quickly though, or make a deep run at a slam because time is running out for her.
Jankovic - I honestly don't believe she will ever get back to her 2008 form. She's clearly a good step slower than she was, never slides anymore, and gives up on a lot of points. She also seemed to hit the ball more aggressively and cleaner a few years ago, and most of the time seems to be content to roll a forehand half-way up the court. Her backhand also appears to have deteriorated, and she no longer seems to have the great balance she used to have off that wing. She constantly pulls off the backhand down the line these days, resulting in her dumping the ball into the next. I still believe she retains her great ball-striking ability if she gets into an aggressive frame of mind. If she started playing more aggressively, and looked like she actually gave a damn out on court, she could cause troubles coupled with her new decent serve.
Ivanovic - Still a lot of time left for her, but I think the solution is simple. Hire a coach and stick with them.
at this point even Jesus might lose a poll against Kim