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Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

It was pretty appalling to read some of the comments written in the thread about her beating Li. The whole fact is, that Sam has by far the best and most effective kick serve on tour. No one can serve like her now, and I daresay in history. It causes many player's fits, particularly on clay, but also on hard. Instead we see comments like "Mugsur" and "How could Li be dominated by this mug/robot" etc...
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Re: Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

She's a headcase. Great shots when she's on, strong and hits hard, but not a complete player. Won't get respect til she can get it together and win slams.

And best serve in history? Come one.
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Re: Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

Basically, she has no backhand and she isn't very consistent which annoys her fans.

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Re: Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

Her serve is overrated. She has a good kick serve but that's all she can do. Once it's figured out, she has no slice serve, and an erratic flat serve. She continues to use the kick serve
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Re: Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

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She's a headcase. Great shots when she's on, strong and hits hard, but not a complete player. Won't get respect til she can get it together and win slams.

And best serve in history? Come one.
You're right about the headcase bit, but she does have a good game when on, like you also said. She's not a complete mug. I said best KICK serve.
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Re: Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

Her serve as a package isn't terrible. I know she can't slice it, but her flat serve can hit 120 MPH + and she has a killer kick serve.
Also, her forehand, when she's on, is great. She gets enormous amounts of top spin. She has crazy wrist flexibility.

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Re: Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

When Sam's game is truly ON...she is a force to be reckoned with!
But she is a headcase. I love Fran but it still feels like Sam should have won FO 2010. That final is a great example of why I think so many posters discredit Sam. No matter how good she is (and I say this as a fan) you can't really trust that she can really "finish the job" so to speak.
Hoping that she can win a slam still though

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Re: Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

I think it's because when she is off she is really really off. Having been ranked high this year and not playing well has gotten her noticed but not in a good way.
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Re: Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

I think that all that FO pressure got to her especially when she failed to deliver at the Australian Open where the crowd expected a lot.

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She's a headcase. Great shots when she's on, strong and hits hard, but not a complete player. Won't get respect til she can get it together and win slams.

And best serve in history? Come one.
she's already won two slams and she doesn't need your respect when she already has your money, everytime you fly jetstar a little bit goes in her hip pocket.
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Re: Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

Because she's a mediocre player who is supposed to be considered a top player or contender and that's more credit than she deserves really.

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Because she's a mediocre player who is supposed to be considered a top player or contender and that's more credit than she deserves really.

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Re: Why doesn't Stosur get enough credit?

I have to say, I never really expected her to become this good a player. Always rated Molik higher as a singles player when they were coming through the ranks, and never thought either would be top 10.
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Her serve is overrated. She has a good kick serve but that's all she can do. Once it's figured out, she has no slice serve, and an erratic flat serve. She continues to use the kick serve
This. Kick serves aren't as useful if they're your only weapon. And having no backhand is pretty embarrassing for a top 10 player.

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