View Full Version : Who do you think have more impact to Kuznetsova? Arantxa or Martina?

Sep 18th, 2004, 06:41 AM
Any thoughts?

Sep 18th, 2004, 06:47 AM

Sep 18th, 2004, 07:16 AM
Martina.. why? Agressive.. that`s what i can say about Svetlana. Probably she has the fitness part of Arantxa, but definetly that agressive mentality could have been influenced by Martina.

Sep 18th, 2004, 07:22 AM
both, Arantxa and Martina were (are) great players, walking experience so Sveta had the best and unique teachers

she definitely uses some kind of techniques from both of them, she's good in singles and in doubles so I have to say she was a good student ;)

Sep 18th, 2004, 08:31 AM
IMO Marty is a better teacher but Arantxa is a better partner <esp. when she is on the Ad court :drool:>

Jeleno Benesovo
Sep 18th, 2004, 08:38 AM
Arantxa, even Svetlana has said it.

Sep 18th, 2004, 10:09 AM
Arantxa was helping her for years before she even met Martina, so I dont think there's much question here...

Sep 18th, 2004, 10:48 AM
My vote goes for Arantxa too.. but not too many people realize that!

Sep 18th, 2004, 11:29 AM
Arantxa's brother!
Arantxa because she's the one that knows Sveta for a very long time. Martine probably just polished what the Sanchez family 'created'.

Pamela Shriver
Sep 18th, 2004, 11:51 AM
Infact it was all ME. My advice to Sveta on how to carry Martina was the most beneficial to her career....

Sep 18th, 2004, 12:21 PM
ASV no doubt. That's why when asked about Martina's impact during US open ceremony, Sveta started her answer with ASV.

Sep 18th, 2004, 12:31 PM
Arantxa. But let's hear it from Sveta herself :D


Q. Can you talk a little bit about Martina. I remember when you started to play together you were very nervous. Can you take us back to the day that she asked you to play doubles with her.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: The thing was like when I did my speech yesterday, I said, "Thanks," first Aranxta. Because she's the really player who believed in me, who started to play doubles with me. We were playing, we played like three, four tournaments. We went to play Tokyo. It was half million tournament. I saw the draw. We won two tournaments before.

Sep 18th, 2004, 12:41 PM
Asv :)

Sep 18th, 2004, 12:47 PM
Oh ASV. You should've seen the clips from Bali of Sveta and ASV, it's
like they're mother/daughter or sisters. Sveta is like a younger version
of ASV; but with Steffi's forehand.

Sep 18th, 2004, 01:22 PM
Definitely Arantxa. You can see her in Sveta.

Sep 18th, 2004, 02:46 PM
Well..Sveta's definitely got Arantxa's LEGS!!! :hearts:

Sveta's ust a newer, more aggressive version of Arantxa.

of course Martina definitely gave Martina tips to Sveta while they were partners but really..the Sanchez clan helped Sveta more I think

Sep 18th, 2004, 04:49 PM
Arantxa, of course :D

Sep 18th, 2004, 05:15 PM
Arantxa. She's been helping and influencing Sveta for years, ever since her junior days. I can still remember her watching Sveta's junior matches at Wimbledon 2001. Obviously Martina is a legend and Sveta must have learnt so much through playing with her, but Arantxa and her brother have been the one's who've been continually there, helping her, for so many years.

Sep 18th, 2004, 05:30 PM
i think martina was the one who put her on the map by playing doubles

Sep 18th, 2004, 06:32 PM
Yes, but she'd already won three events and reached two finals with Arantxa by that point. Not that its important, both have been influential, but its Sveta who has the talent, and has to do the work.

Anyway, on this theme, here's a bit from an interview with Arantxa speaking about her relationship with Sveta:

Your brother Emilio is now coaching Svetlana Kuznetsova, with whom you were very successful in your final months on tour. Watching her play, she reminds me of you in many ways. Have you had any input into her coaching?

Emilio has been helping her, and she's working in the [Sanchez-Casal] Academy, but I'm her 'Mentor', a person who helps and gives advice outside the court and so on. I try to teach her the best I can and she knows that she has a friend, and a mentor who has been on the tour and knows what's going on in certain situations. She's a very talented player, she's very young, and is right now at twelve in the word at only seventeen. She's had a fantastic year. Emilio is helping her as well and I think we make a good team. I'm very excited to be able to give her all my experience and my support and she's doing very well. A lot of people say she reminds them of me because she has the fight, and also her physical conditioning, she's very strong like me, and also I think she understands the game very well and can play on all different courts, and she has the potential to become world number one in the future, so she's working for that, so I think its important for her to have a good coach, primarily, but also a good mentor off the court.

Sep 18th, 2004, 07:06 PM
Martina is just a Klingon
ASV and Emilio :)

Sep 19th, 2004, 04:53 AM
asv is the correct choice, but i voted for martina because i love her!

:worship: :worship: Martina :worship: :worship:

go kuzzie!!!

Sep 19th, 2004, 08:41 AM
plus she trains at ASV's academy

Sep 19th, 2004, 09:36 AM
Arantxa, no doubt.

Spot the difference? ;)

Sep 19th, 2004, 10:53 AM
Arantxa, no doubt.

Spot the difference? ;)