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Sveta, being nervous, choking

Sveta has lost a lot of close matches. Twice with mp's at RG.
The bottom line is that she is 19 (for a few more days), and has won a major.
Plus is world #5.
So she is very successful.
Yet nerves, and playing well in big moments, is an issue with Sveta.

Here's my opinion -

Now 2 majors have passed since Sveta won the US Open.
She said she played like a ball boy against Maria.
She said she didn't win it, I lost it, against Justine.

I don't know why Sveta feels so much pressure.
She's won, she's lost. Life goes on either way.

All she has to do is play like it's a regular Tier II match.
Just play.

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Here's some quotes from Sveta, after her loss to Justine at RG -

"She didn't really win the match, I lost it. It was all in my hands. If it was the final I would kill myself," said Kuznetsova.

"I guess so," said the 19-year-old when asked if her nerves had got the better of her.

"It was tough, she didn't miss. She just put the ball in. I just stopped (playing), I was a little bit confused, I didn't know what I had to do."

"Martina Navratilova has been playing for 30 years and she still has nerves," she said.

"If you don't have nerves it's like you don't care. But the best players are the ones who know what to do when they start to feel nervous."

"I slowed down after the U.S. Open a little bit because that was such a big thing, but now I feel like I'm starting to get my game again back," said the 19-year-old who moved to Spain at a young age to forge her tennis career. "Now I'm looking forward to preparing for Wimbledon, it's another grand slam and I'll have another chance."

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i agree she has developed a bit of a problem with nerves. thing is since the us open title she has put upon herself a new type of pressure (by winning the us open that is) which is now she is expected by others and herself to win these tight matches against the good players. the more of these matches the better she'll learn to deal with the nerves.

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I think Sveta is so good, she's going to play Justine, or Kim, or Maria - a lot.
She has to play her game, and not panic.

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she has a lot of potential imo. agree she has to play her game.

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I like this thread .
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Kuznetsova admitted that she came out flat and stayed that way.

"I wasn't 100 per cent all the time today," said the teenaged second seed. "I had so many ups and downs. Kim had them also - but less. I had some stupid errors, and some good points."

However, she added: "I'm getting better on grass and looking forward to Wimbledon. I'm pretty confident with my game. "I'm disappointed to lose, but I'm happy it was in the semi-finals and not the first round."

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her game really should be suited to grass, sveta has good skills in all areas so to her advantage she can change her game to suit it more for the surface they are playing on at the time. use the serve and the volleying skills a bit more and she should do very well at wimbledon. and i think having a loss before the big event could be a good thing for her, last year she won a tournament, loses round 1, this year with the loss hopefully it will make her focus more for the big tournament.

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Well, she is only 19(Maria Sharapova tm).

Winning a major means different expectations and pressures than before and that would take some getting used to. And this is going to sound ridiculous about a GS champion, but I think Sveta's a couple of years from really challenging at Grand Slams because I think her game's still maturing. Her game is big though, just needs to learn how to put it all together and she'll clean up.

As for nerves. Federer was thought of a head case and look at him now!
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federer wasnt thought as a head case just that he easily lost focus from the match and mind would wander. i think sveta can challenge for the slams now but if she wants to win them well she needs to work on her mental game for that, atm with the belgians still coming back, the williams sisters not as good as they once were, sveta has a good chance with just her physical game alone to get some wins over those players, the mental side of her game will give her those wins at the right tournaments (slams), just might take her a little bit to work on some of the mental kinks.

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A lot of players win their first major, and have trouble getting their second one.
It took Serena a while, Sampras too.
Some like Venus, win the second one quickly.
Sveta seems like she will take a while. She has to learn to not beat herself.

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Sveta is still getting used to be a Grand Slam champion which accounts for her blowing big matches.
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Sveta is still getting used to be a Grand Slam champion which accounts for her blowing big matches.
Sveta had some strange losses before she won her slam also. Mp's at the FO. Really bad play when up 5-3 against Justine at the AO.
Sveta has always had trouble in big moments. Except that US Open.

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Sveta talked about nerves after beating Mirza in round 2 of Wimbledon -

Q. How much do you think it was the Centre Court versus being just at Wimbledon or just today with nerves?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Maybe like 30% of all my nerves. Maybe 30, 40.

But the thing is, I want to do so well. And wanting this, it's make me go so nervous, you know. But now it's looks like I'm saying that I play so bad and it's looks like I'm saying that Sania is not playing well. Yeah, she does play well, but I just expected much more game of me, you know, from my side.

I was very surprised when I saw last night's schedule and I was playing on the Centre Court. I was like, "Hell, no, I can't imagine this," you know. I know it was tough match because especially some player you never beat before, and I lost to her in Dubai. I know I didn't play well, you know, but still it's puts pressure on you. It just wasn't going. It was not my day, but I still happy to get it.



But just this year was not going that well and I just ‑‑ you know, it's difficult because the years before I was coming like junior maybe and just had nothing to lose. Now, when you get to Top 10, maybe Top 5, you just have all the pressure on you. You have to understand. This takes you a while to understand it. You got to handle this pressure how you have to handle it. You have to learn it, you know.

Q. How do you cope with nerves now?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, trying to get matches, just try not to think of it. This is what I said. I'm trying to enjoy the tennis, you know. To play like players like Sania that play ‑‑ I mean, she was playing really well, but I was not doing the things what I'm doing well, so this is what gets me in problem.

I have to really concentrate on my things while I play.

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Vaidisova had a set point in the first but was unable to serve out at 5-4, hitting a forehand long on break point. Kuznetsova then saved a break point at 5-5 with an ace, and broke again with a cross-court backhand volley to win the opening set.

"You have to stay focused all the time, and I think I did that in the third set," said Kuznetsova, who lost her way in the second. "I made the first two breaks. Then she broke me but I broke her back, and that was the most important game."

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