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Simon Reed's Kiss of Death - "Kvitova can dominate for years to come"

Kvitova can dominate for years to come

Petra Kvitova can blow anyone else away with her powerful game when she is at her best, and the Czech has a very special and successful career ahead of her.

I would certainly back Kvitova to usurp Caroline Wozniacki at the top of the world rankings, and she could well be very dominant for years to come.

The 21-year-old is very unlikely to ever win the French Open because of her game, but I could see her winning the other three Grand Slams time and time again.

Obviously, if Serena Williams and, to a lesser extent, Kim Clijsters return to their best next season that could really shake up things at the top.

But Kvitova has the power game required to dominate the rest of the field, and I did not see her coming this year.

The impact the Czech made at Wimbledon was truly remarkable, and it shocked everyone in the game.

The major concern most people had for her was whether she possessed a plan B when things were not going her way, but she has begun to address that.

Kvitova is superb when she has the opportunity to go for her shots, but she has often lacked flexibility if a change of approach is required.

However, we saw a dramatic improvement in that regard at the WTA Championships in Istanbul, and she showed everyone that she can come through testing matches with guile and intelligence.

Very little of her play was spectacular, and in the final she was not on top form -- yet she remained brutally efficient and ruthless in getting the job done.

Sometimes the 21-year-old's timing goes slightly, but she is not a nervy type of player like so many of her rivals on the WTA Tour are. She always holds herself together.

Kvitova has such a big game that she can blow most players off the court, and her strength of character and composure is also hugely important.

People have already started talking about Kvitova now going on to emulate Martina Navratilova, and while it's a tremendously exciting idea it is way too early to say that she is that kind of once-in-a-generation player.

Of course, it is conceivable that the Czech could emulate her compatriot, but it's far too early to speculate in the long-term.

Kvitova did get lured into the limelight back home following her Wimbledon exploits, but that was a quantum leap in terms of her career.

I cannot see the Czech going off the rails again, and she could very realistically win a couple of Slams every year.

Women's tennis does tend to be a great deal more volatile than men's tennis, but someone like Kvitova could well clean up if her rivals continue to stumble and falter.

Wozniacki, on the other hand, needs to fundamentally change her game if she is to ever become a great player.

The Dane needs to improve her second serve considerably and add many more weapons to her groundstrokes if she is to win Grand Slams.

Of course, Wozniacki will always win tournaments on the WTA circuit, but she lacks the cutting edge and the inspiration on the big stage to really dominate opponents such as Serena, Kvitova and Clijsters.

There is no doubt that women's tennis is currently at a very intriguing crossroads, and Kvitova has to be the favourite to emerge from it as the dominant force in the game.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis.../article/7895/
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Re: Simon Reed's Kiss of Death - "Kvitova can dominate for years to come"

he once stated he placed a bet on Nadia Petrova to win the FO title, LIVE on TV

i think he was having a Twilight Zone moment
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This reads like a poor TF post by some foreigner.

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he once stated he placed a bet on Nadia Petrova to win the FO title, LIVE on TV

i think he was having a Twilight Zone moment
You didn't know what a double bagel was but you know that Simon Reed had placed a bet on Petrova to win RG?
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You didn't know what a double bagel was but you know that Simon Reed had placed a bet on Petrova to win RG?
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well i guess this means petra will fall off next year
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well i guess this means petra will fall off next year
could you explain this to me please
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Re: Simon Reed's Kiss of Death - "Kvitova can dominate for years to come"

This is what Simon Reed said about Azarenka's chances in USO 2010:
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis.../article/4748/

We all know what happened to her afterwards.


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This is what Simon Reed said about Azarenka's chances in USO 2010:
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis.../article/4748/

We all know what happened to her afterwards.


Honestly, can Simon stop making any kind of predictions?
You do know he posts on here? Expect a bad rep soon
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Re: Simon Reed's Kiss of Death - "Kvitova can dominate for years to come"

Please no!!! Master jinxer at its best. I expect now her breaking leg or something. Petra's year is destined to be a disaster. This guy must be on Woz's payroll, surely.
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Well; he's not the only one.

So hopefully he won't provide the Simon Reed Kiss Of Death to Petra. Lol
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Why he said it is UNLIKELY to win RG? She has great game for all surfaces and right now- or for next few years i didn´t see any great clay-courter to stop her if she will be healthy and play well. Recently- in last 2-3 years best clay-courters or at RG were old chinese hard-courter with probably 1 slam only at clay which she didn´t like, than we have another old italian woman, that never was top player- one of better one but not just heavy fav for any slam and won RG and Sam is definetely not clay-courter and she did make SF and F at RG.... so really statements like it is very unlikely for Petra to win RG is hillarious.

BTW i agree about Serena and Kim as biggest threats for PEtra in next 1-2years. Simply from today´s field there is nobody to stop here and Kim and Serena if they stay healthy and will be back in good shape- good form are simply only competition for Petra for slams. But Serena and Kim won´t be here forever and Petra is only 21 so what will happen after those 2 great players retire? Who will stop Petra ? Somebody new maybe...
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Why he said it is UNLIKELY to win RG? She has great game for all surfaces and right now- or for next few years i didn´t see any great clay-courter to stop her if she will be healthy and play well. Recently- in last 2-3 years best clay-courters or at RG were old chinese hard-courter with probably 1 slam only at clay which she didn´t like, than we have another old italian woman, that never was top player- one of better one but not just heavy fav for any slam and won RG and Sam is definetely not clay-courter and she did make SF and F at RG.... so really statements like it is very unlikely for Petra to win RG is hillarious.

BTW i agree about Serena and Kim as biggest threats for PEtra in next 1-2years. Simply from today´s field there is nobody to stop here and Kim and Serena if they stay healthy and will be back in good shape- good form are simply only competition for Petra for slams. But Serena and Kim won´t be here forever and Petra is only 21 so what will happen after those 2 great players retire? Who will stop Petra ? Somebody new maybe...
You made some very good all around points (on everybody).

I agree with you that Petra is/will be a serious threat at RG.

Reed is assuming cause it's a slow surface, she won't play well on it.

He doesn't realize; or remembers, she won Madrid, shoulda beat the FO champion Li Na, and how Petra's game suits clay (her power to hit through the court, her variety of shot, and angles she uses to move people around and hit winners).

Petra was 9-1 on clay this season.
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his best, well worst line at the YEC was "i pick vika and murray to win a slam next year, and as you know i have never done that before", jo durie - deathly silence

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