I believe Lyuda has got plenty of new ones today.
Her tennis is amaze. Raw, inexperienced, sometimes illogical, but amaze.
She reminds me Swiss Voegele year or so ago, with all that irrationalism and aggressiveness of her game. She has to work in every department of her game, of course, but the current state of it indicates she's got talent. Well, maybe someone should tell her the difference between 1st and 2nd serves does exist, for a start.
Although it's quite funny how she hits the lines with the second serve.
The next one, who she reminds me, is Wickmayer. Two years ago this player's real career has started exactly in Kharkiv in Ukraine-Belgium tie. Nobody known player outplayed two top-30s. On clay. In aggressive, impressive, amazing style. Kichenok didn't win today, but Wickmayer wasn't 17 back then. Now Wicky is top 20, and she will be top 10 in no time, I'm sure. As much as I am a fan of this Belgian, I think Lyuda has got way more skills than Wicky ever had, or will obtain. She hits that ball so naturally, she feels this game. I have to re-watch the match to have my picture of about how she thinks during the rallies, but I believe she does do it.
I have never been patriotic in tennis. I think I have just become. Am I overreacting? One may say it was just a match. But what a match. Do you think as well that this match can become a starting point of her bright career?
This was the longest post in my TF career, this
much I am impressed.