Captain of the SS Dementieva
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bridge SS Dementieva
Well its all about consistancy and thats something the Russians sometimes have probs with ,just look at Nastya also!!
Lena has shown more consistancy so far in 2005 and I am not gonna count the loss to Asagoe as "losing to a crap player" Lena had an injury which prevented her from playing how she would like ,in hindsight she should have defaulted once she was injured, but lena does not know how to give up!!
Asagoe is also a damn good player on this surface in Tokyo ,Masha had probs in 2nd set also so u cant underestimate her!
Lena's ranking was as high as 4 last year and i am confident it will rise again ,her injury is a minor hiccup and i dont see any reason for panic ALL players get injuries ,Molik has just had to withdraw from paris with an injury too!
2004 started badly for Lena ,2005 is much better and can only improve ,but Lena is Lena and i am afraid she will still have the odd silly loss but much less of them!!
Captain of the all new SS Dementieva
Once a Lena fan always a Lena fan