Re: Yaroslava Shvedova
Okay, so the season is almost done now. All the slams are finished, and Slava won't be at the YEC. So how would you rate her 2012?
Now i didn't really become a "fan" until i saw her at Roland Garros, but i know what position she was in coming into this year. Ranked outside the top 200, and it wasn't looking at all good for her. She didn't qualify for the Aussie open, but she seemed to improve after that. Then RG came along and she matched her career best by reaching the quarter finals before fatigue got the better of her against Kvitova. Wimbledon was also a success as she won the golden set, and was a tad unlucky with getting Serena in the 4th round. Olympics wasn't great, neither was the hard court season. A potential chance to go really far in the US Open but she blew it by choking against Vinci. But putting into consideration, where she was last year, 2012 has been a great year for Slava. She's put herself back on the map, so to speak and had some good grand slam runs. She's now up to 33 in the rankings, with the potential to be even higher by the end of the year. She's also put herself into the history books by achieving the Golden set. Disappointing hard court season (especially with the expectation going into the US Open), but overall it's been a really good year. I don't think we could have asked much more from her tbh. I sense some great things to come in 2013 from her.
I'd give it an 8/10