Of course she CAN. Slava has more ability than these 2 imo. Slava can become like Li who has many things in common with her. She is inconsistent player, mentally weak but good enough to be top 10 player thanks to her great ability/talent. Slava can be the same. Though Li is still way better than Slava mentally and has great self belief in her abilities unlike Slava who doesn't even know how good she really is.
So yeah, if Slava becomes mentally as tough as Li at least and has THAT self belief in herself, then she can be a top 10 player easily.
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I also think that is one of the reasons as to why she's such a choker. Lack of self confidence and belief in herself and her abilities. So when she gets into advantagous positions, it's almost like a suprise, if you know what i mean.
If she had a good mind to go with her abilities, then she can be a top 10 player. Her abilities probs will take her to top 20. With the lack of points to defend for half of the year, only a massive implosion will stop her reaching top 20. But i think she needs to take that extra step, by working on the mental side of her game, and addressing the weaknesses in her game (FH and serve %). Now, is she too stubborn to work on them? Thats another question.
Tsonga is the same at the moment. I don't think he believes in himself and has a lack of confidence. I think that he doesn't think that he is good enough to compete with the top guys That is the main reason as to why he's doing so shit recently. But many know what Jo can do when he's on, and it's the same with Slava. Tsonga destroyed Nadal, Slava won the Golden set. Both are very very dangerous players when they are on. Stronga and SuperSlava
Mneawhile, Del Po believes he can get to the top of the sport. Thats why he's won a slam, and thats why i think he'll win some more in the future. After his loss to Djokovic, he did an interview and basically said that he wants to become apart of the elite, and from what he said, he seems to have the belief in himself. Slava could do with that belief.
Anyway, have you got any predictions on Slava's 2013 Hisagi? I posted mine a few pages back