What made Azarenka successful? - Page 14 - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #196 of 256 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2013, 06:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Cristian Gulldén's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Goldden Land
Posts: 10,079
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Constancy, Determination, Mental Strength

BELLA GULLDEN


Best Playmaker in the World of Handball
Cristian Gulldén is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #197 of 256 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2013, 06:59 PM
Senior Member
 
DOUBLEFIST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: LA
Posts: 10,479
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tsmile789 View Post
Base on the fact that Azarenka won 2 slams (defend her slam), another runner-up at the US open. She's been number 1 for over 50 weeks, won over 19 millions of prize money, she's got 2 Olympic medal (gold in mix double).
Kvitova is the only other one from her generation to win a slam (Wimbledon).
Wozniacki and Radwanska's got 1 slam final each to their resumé and reach number 1 & 2 respectively.

So what made Azarenka the most successful of her peers from generation suck thus far? Why didn't Petra reach her potential? Did Wozniacki peak too early?
She's a fierce competitor. She's got the physical stature and ability. She PLAYS BIG and aggressive - strikes pure, hitting hard flat groundies and is CONSISTENT, is mobile enough, and embraces the moment.

You can measure all the other girls you mentioned by those standards and see where they fall short, and you'll have your answer.

JA ME KA IS THE GOAT!!!
21!!!!Now WHAT?!
Queen Vee , Keys!, Steffi , Maria,Pre-Carlos Na A-Rad
DOUBLEFIST is offline  
post #198 of 256 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2013, 07:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Nicolás89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 19,978
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

She is the most well rounded on tour right now, the epitome of mediocrity.

LEGEND. Nicole. Caro. Aga. Sloane. Taylor.
Nicolás89 is offline  
post #199 of 256 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2013, 07:37 PM
Wingis <3
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 10,182
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Quote:
Originally Posted by traralgon View Post
I was disappointed with her showing against Serena. I don't know what the reason was for that sub-par performance. It could have been the extra weight she is carrying.
Or that Serena is just a far superior player than her.
Brad[le]y. is offline  
post #200 of 256 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2013, 07:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Sammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Self-made gilded cage
Posts: 32,306
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narciss...ality_disorder

Kind of like Errani but she's a good player

MIRJANA LUCIC-BARONI ☢ | SAM STOSUR ☯ | MARTINA HINGIS ♚ | DANIELA HANTUCHOVA ✯ | MADISON KEYS ☢ | OLGA PUCHKOVA ❤

Don’t squander the gold of your days listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant and the vulgar. These are the sickly aims, the false ideals of our age.

Did you just compare me to Wozniacki? - Legend
Sammo is offline  
post #201 of 256 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2013, 07:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 44,002
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Quote:
Originally Posted by doomsday View Post
It's common knowledge that Azarenka's scream is not natural.


Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App
Ironic...after we now have seen Masha's changed grunt: AFTER the ball has already been hit.

Always bet on black!
Can you handle the truth?
The truth:
Serena Williams: Greatest African-American tennisplayer in history
21 majors:6366


Official Prince of the Royal Court
bandabou is offline  
post #202 of 256 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2013, 08:15 PM
Senior Member
 
MashaAzarenka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3,157
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Her confidence and determination plays a big part in it. Not to mention she's just a fantastic player.

Die-hard supporter of both Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka
MashaAzarenka is offline  
post #203 of 256 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2013, 08:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Simugna Help's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 10,474
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandabou View Post
Ironic...after we now have seen Masha's changed grunt: AFTER the ball has already been hit.
Now they both have the same timing with their shrieks
Simugna Help is offline  
post #204 of 256 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2013, 09:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 12,110
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandabou View Post
Ironic...after we now have seen Masha's changed grunt: AFTER the ball has already been hit.
Nobody is here for Masha's new grunt. Hoping it's just the flu, it was lower in Stuttgart but not delayed. Perhaps shrieking will resume as normal in Paris.

Yuryevna,
Always
jameshazza is offline  
post #205 of 256 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2013, 09:31 PM
Andy!
 
Carsten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Saarlouis, Germany
Posts: 12,162
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Simply because shes better than Radwanska, Kvitova, Wozniacki. She has an allround game with weapons without big weaknesses, unlike the other three.
Carsten is offline  
post #206 of 256 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2013, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tsmile789's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 454
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

She doesn't give up when loosing, she's always trying to turn things around and especially with her return game, it's possible against player outside of Serena (sometimes Pova). That's a champion mentality, unlike Radwanska, she always throw the towel when in a loosing position, Kvitova will likely go UE overboard, wozniacki will try to change her gameplan which results in UE.
tsmile789 is offline  
post #207 of 256 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2013, 04:33 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Sapeod.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,282
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Azarenka is absolutely nothing special. Her movement isn't special, her shots aren't special, she's not a smart player, she doesn't have much variety. What she does have though is power, I suppose. That's all you need to do well on the women's tour unfortunately. Lots of power and lots of ballbashing. Just learn how to keep the ball in with a little power and you'll win multiple slams.

The weaker and more talented players never get to shine because of this. Azarenka is just as guilty as the other ballbashers for taking away their spotlight. She's successful because she hits a big ball. That's it pretty much, unfortunately.

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

SLAMS: 2 finals, 3 semi-finals, 2 quarter-finals...
PREMIER 5+: 5 WINS, 3 finals, 7 semi-finals, 13 quarter-finals...
WTC: 1 final, 2 semi-finals...
CAREER PRIZE MONEY: $20,196,301 (11th of all time)
MATCH WIN/LOSS: 467-185...
TITLES: 23 and counting...
Sapeod. is offline  
post #208 of 256 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2013, 04:41 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,893
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

You seriously think she's a ballbasher? You're not serious, are you?
oh yeah i guess is offline  
post #209 of 256 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2013, 04:43 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Sapeod.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,282
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Quote:
Originally Posted by oh yeah i guess View Post
You seriously think she's a ballbasher? You're not serious, are you?
What else is she? A baseliner? A tactical player? She can be debatably be called a solid baseliner but I'd compare players like to grinders more than anything else. Azarenka isn't a grinder.

She's not an outright ballbasher because she's not the most powerful on tour but what else can she be classed as? She's a ballbasher but a very tame example. That's about it. There's nothing else really special about her game.

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

SLAMS: 2 finals, 3 semi-finals, 2 quarter-finals...
PREMIER 5+: 5 WINS, 3 finals, 7 semi-finals, 13 quarter-finals...
WTC: 1 final, 2 semi-finals...
CAREER PRIZE MONEY: $20,196,301 (11th of all time)
MATCH WIN/LOSS: 467-185...
TITLES: 23 and counting...
Sapeod. is offline  
post #210 of 256 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2013, 05:10 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,893
                     
Re: What made Azarenka successful?

Nothing special? Are you suggesting that her return game and her backhand to say the least are both average? If she was the sort of player you were describing her to be she wouldn't be a dual slam winner and #1 for all those weeks.

And if she's just a ballbasher with nothing special as you suggest, then why does super tactical genius Radwanska struggle to beat Azarenka every single time?
oh yeah i guess is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome