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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2003, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Lina is the most talented Russian.

IMO, Lina is the most talented Russian, regardless of her results today against Justine.

She's got a very reliable serve and very clean groundies on both wings. She's just got to believe in herself in order to beat the in-form Justine. If she can dispose the no.1, then she could surely beat the no.2.

Best of Luck Lina!!!!
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IMO, Lina is the most talented Russian, regardless of her results today against Justine.

She's got a very reliable serve and very clean groundies on both wings. She's just got to believe in herself in order to beat the in-form Justine. If she can dispose the no.1, then she could surely beat the no.2.

Best of Luck Lina!!!!
Lina looks and player Just like Elena D....but with a better serve.
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sorry but I'm not impressed with Elena D., Elena just try to hit the ball so hard without much thought on her shots. Elena remains a very dangerous player on the tour when she's ON.

the next talented Russian on my list could be Vera Zvonareva.
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its good to see the former Us Juniors champ of '99 getting results...finally !

Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!
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its good to see the former Us Juniors champ of '99 getting results...finally !
wow! i didn't know....impressive.
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Congrats Lina

It's nice to see Lina have such a good tournament, particularly just 2 weeks before the U.S. Open. Don't think I'd call her the most talented Russian. Don't forget that just last week she lost in the first round of the MorganChase to an unranked, 14 year old.
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I consider her the most talented because of the way she hits her groundstrokes; very beautiful to watch.
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2003, 03:59 PM
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While Baby Blue Eyes is certainly my favorite Russian, I don't honestly think she's the most talented. That could be Nadia if she can avoid injury long enough, Vera Z., or Sharky (Sveta being a dark-horse contender). And looking a couple of years down the line, Vera D. and Viktoria could easily be right there (yes, I know that the latest K'ova plays under the flag of UKR now; if Yeltsin was still Pres., he might invade them to "re-patriate" this ethnic Russian)!
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I like Lina but no way shes the most talented Russian. I think that would be Petrova or Bovina.
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I have nothing against Lina but I think Vera, Nadia and Anasastia are better players. Their games are just collectively more sound than Lina's, IMHO.
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Lina's groundstrokes are amazing - they must be some of the most technically sound strokes in the game and rarely if ever break down or produce mishits. Watching her pound the ball diagonally from corner to corner is a sight to behold.

Having said that, I think she is quite far behind in other aspects of her game. She rarely comes forward, her volleys look dubious, and she doesn't even seem that fast. I lost count of the number of easy winners that Suarez hit to Lina's forehand side last night. She's definitely not much of a retriever like Kim or Justine. She only seems in control when she's on the offensive. Don't get me wrong, I like her a lot, but she doesn't seem to have that complete game or 'X factor' that top players have. Hopefully this will develop as the years go by but right now she is an extremely one-dimensional player.
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Lina K is great, but her movement is supect. When pulled wide, she does not recover as fast as the others.

The best movers in the Russian squad are Dementieva, Myskina and Zvonareva.

In terms of talent, I think Kournikova and Dementieva are the best currently.

Kournikova has a great net game and volleys with a natural touch. Dementieva has a natural talent - a booming forehand, although she has now added to her game so much since playing dubs with Husarova.
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By the way, my dad told me that Lina Krasnoroutskaya translates roughly as "Lina the Red Russian" - can anybody back that up for me?
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I thought it was she of the red, or something like that

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funny how those russian girls take turns every week as "the most talented one"...


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