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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2012, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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The least clutch top player?

Of the top 20 players whom would you never even bet a thought in when crunch time appears. Things could be going smoothly, playing great but you just know when the finish is near, it won't be pretty.....

I gotta say poor Ana!! It really is a shame but that girl has seriously become one of the WORST closers of all time, i rarely feel that way about a player but lately it seems whenever the finish line(or even a set lead) appears, you just know she is gonna get tight. I just never feel safe watching a match of hers, no matter the event or opponent. Just looking at her season last year, she has had about 8/9 losses where she faltered when time to close or she had a major choke...even routine matchs like Sloane last yr 3rd USO and Vania AO 3rd this year, she tried to choke and you just saw how patheticly she was able to close it out. And whats worse is often times she will be having a perfectly routine win, totally in control and playing well, and literally one or two tights games and the match has flipped(Makarova at AO,Larsson at RG,Wickmayer in Rome,Mattek Sands in Madrid.

Lisicki is also pretty bad, poor girl gets way too tight for her own good and for that reason alone i could never imagine her WINNING a GS Final...I'm sure many will say Kuznetsova, but she usually plays poorly to begin with so a choke isn't out of the question.

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Re: The least clutch top player?

Lisicki and Ivanovic are good choices.

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Re: The least clutch top player?

Jankovic, easily.
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Re: The least clutch top player?

I haven't watched her matches in a while but Kanepi used to be a dreadful choker, that Wimbledon match I still remember like yesterday.


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Re: The least clutch top player?

Jankovic hasn't choked a ton except for when she played Henin.
Ana's a good call
There's nothing clutch about Wozniacki. She just bent over in all big matches, hoping for misses.


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Re: The least clutch top player?

Ana's a great choker. Except when she plays Jelena.

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Jankovic hasn't choked a ton except for when she played Henin.
Ana's a good call
There's nothing clutch about Wozniacki. She just bent over in all big matches, hoping for misses.
But Caroline,to her credit, can get gritty and is quite and underrated fighter....Ana isn't gritty and doesn't put up much resistance unless literally gifted to her.

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Re: The least clutch top player?

05-08 Ivanovic was one of the mentally toughest players, she would be able to save match points and comeback from huge leads.

Today, nothing but a choker and mental midget. It´s amazing to see how a player can change for the bad so much, disgusting to see.
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Re: The least clutch top player?

NaNa used to be clutch but now she is wasting MP in half the matches she plays

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Re: The least clutch top player?

Ivanovic is a top player?


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Re: The least clutch top player?

Sveta. I dont know how many 1 set 4-1 leads she's blown.

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Re: The least clutch top player?

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Re: The least clutch top player?

Kuznetsova obviously

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Re: The least clutch top player?

zvonareva, kuznetsova
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