Doubles partnerships, who should play with who?
i dont really follow doubles but a few of the russian girls do team up and with some of the pairings there are debates as to whether they are the most effective pairing for each player in the team.
vera/nastya i know there has been some not debate but opinions said, i havent gone through them or anything but i thought i'd make a thread to see what teams each poster thinks would be good, whether they have already played together or never it doesnt matter just say what you think.
i really dont know how the girls get along with each other and i think to make a good team players have to be friends at least if not good friends so some of my pairings may seem odd to some people but anyway here goes.
vera z/sveta (basically went through juniors together, both still young and very talented and have a lot of experience already) sveta has the all round game plus the power, vera has more of a baseline game a little less power can volley but is a pretty good thinker.
vera d/dinara, dinara went through juniors a bit quicker but they are the same age and seem (from pictures) to be good friends and they both have talent, both young, not as experienced as vera z and sveta but dinara does have a bit of experience. i think they would both get a lot of joy from this partnership and that always improves results and would prob help with the singles as well.
masha/maria k, once again they went through juniors around the same time, masha has the power and the experience, maria k has the allround game and the thinking, if maria k had a bit more experience this team would be awesome i think.
bovina/petrova, both have pretty good serves, hit hard off the ground, good solid volley's, both pretty good doubles players.
elena d/nastya, childhood friends (so they say) around the same age, only weakness in this team are the serves the rest is pretty good.
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