Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: always on the move
Don't you think that Nastya is wasting her good form?
She is apparently in very decent form, but she is not improving, and there is no indication that her results against Top players are going to improve. At the same time, recently she is very consistent. Just look at that. Out of her last 5 losses on Tour - 4 are to Top 10 players. More than that, 3 out of those 4 ar to two players who monopolised Grand Slams for almost two years. And the only non- Top 10 loss is to #12 Shaugnessy. I think it is clear indication that she achievied quite remarkable form and remarkable consistency in her results.
What is bad about that, that she isn't really earning that much of points, partly because of bad draws. Like there is nothing shameful in her loss to Dokic today, but it is 1-pointer. With this kind of form and consistency she would be hot favourite to win any side event like Bol or Warsaw, or Estoril or Porto.The way it goes, she loses only to good players, but she hasn't made a single semifinal in those tournaments, and semifinals is the stage where really fat tournament points come in play. Playing arguably the best tennis from all Russian players, she is only #4 in LA race among Russian players..
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