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brent-o
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:22 AM
Now, first of all, I don't have anything against Petrova. It's just that I was thinking about all the Russian players. Back in 2004, 2005 we had Myskina, Dementieva, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, and Petrova at the top of the game. They were the original Russians that led the way (outside of Kournikova of course), and became mainstays in the top ten.

Well, I've always felt Dementieva so deserved that one Grand Slam. Myskina and Kuznetsova each nabbed one. Sharapova got two. If after everything is said and done, Petrova has a Grand Slam title (who I consider to be much less talented than the rest of the bunch, sorry Petrova fans, I have to say she constructs points well but is not Grand Slam material).

It'll just be strange if Petrova manages to pull one off and out of the Russian 5, Dementieva is known as the forgotten one with no Grand Slam and essentially known in the history books as the one with no serve. Well, anyway sorry if this thread seems pointless but I figured it's at least a more stimulating discussion than those stupid Sharapova draw threads.

frontier
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:33 AM
Petrova is winning no slam anytime soon,but if she takes her chances she will can be in the final.This draw favours Russians and one of them can find themselves in the final though from that side I see Nicole coming out of that half.Maria has not played Nicole and we will see the barbies duking it out in the fourth rd.

tenn_ace
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:35 AM
that's opinion and nothing else. Like of those ppl who were saying the same about Mauresmo.

sammy01
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:35 AM
i dont know does dementieva deserve a slam? why couldnt she have learned a topspin 2nd serve it seems that dementieva has been ignorant when it comes to her serve she constantly tries to hit huge first serves when she could have just modified it so its like jankovics and the rest of her game would have ensured a grand slam! as for petrova i hate her attitude so i realy dont want her to win a slam untill she changes that as i think its a disgrace the way she acts sometimes!

tenn_ace
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:36 AM
btw, you are right in one thing: it is a pointless thread as you couldn't even explain properly why it would be a SAD day.

GoDominique
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:38 AM
Since Petrova is not going to win a Grand Slam the day of sadness will not occur and you can sleep well tonight. :)

Tennisstar86
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:39 AM
Why would it be such a sad day? Myskina got one......

DA FOREHAND
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:03 AM
Petrova is as talented as any of the other russians, mentally she's fragile, but that seems to be a trait all the Russians have save for Maria

partbrit
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:17 AM
When the Russians were first coming on, Petrova was considered hands-down the most gifted one, and the one most likely to break through first. It didn't happen, but that doesn't take away from her talent. If she ever gets her head together, she might still win a Slam.

Equipped
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:22 AM
While I like Petrova (and her game), it's only Sharapova & Kuznetsova from this original group of Russian pioneers who will leave a LASTING impression on the game.

yohaneuano4
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:23 AM
She won't, but if she did, why would it be a bad day? Any player who wins a slam deserves it. Petrova is an above average player but I get the feeling she doesn't have the gall to beat grand slam winners:o

Forehand_Volley
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:32 AM
When the Russians were first coming on, Petrova was considered hands-down the most gifted one, and the one most likely to break through first. It didn't happen, but that doesn't take away from her talent. If she ever gets her head together, she might still win a Slam.
I totally agree with you.

Nadia's best chance was heading in the 2006 French Open after defeating Henin in Berlin on clay, then injuries struck.

Nadia has always had the talent, the power and the game. Its just a matter of time.

Ferosh
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:39 AM
Now, first of all, I don't have anything against Petrova. It's just that I was thinking about all the Russian players. Back in 2004, 2005 we had Myskina, Dementieva, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, and Petrova at the top of the game. They were the original Russians that led the way (outside of Kournikova of course), and became mainstays in the top ten.

Well, I've always felt Dementieva so deserved that one Grand Slam. Myskina and Kuznetsova each nabbed one. Sharapova got two. If after everything is said and done, Petrova has a Grand Slam title (who I consider to be much less talented than the rest of the bunch, sorry Petrova fans, I have to say she constructs points well but is not Grand Slam material).

It'll just be strange if Petrova manages to pull one off and out of the Russian 5, Dementieva is known as the forgotten one with no Grand Slam and essentially known in the history books as the one with no serve. Well, anyway sorry if this thread seems pointless but I figured it's at least a more stimulating discussion than those stupid Sharapova draw threads.

I find this thread to be equally as stupid as those dealing with Maria's US Open draw. Further, I also find these kind of threads to be absolutely insulting of all the hard work that tennis players put into their careers. Anyone who manages to win a slam is fully worthy of their success, and those who criticize either feel jealous or threatened.

If Nadia does manage to win a slam soon, I'll make sure to send you a "I hope you feel better soon" PM. :hug:

Serenidad.
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:41 AM
Petrova's only chance to win a slam is at Roland Garros, and even there she is not going to breakthrough.

Wayn77
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:04 AM
Now, first of all, I don't have anything against Petrova. It's just that I was thinking about all the Russian players. Back in 2004, 2005 we had Myskina, Dementieva, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, and Petrova at the top of the game. They were the original Russians that led the way (outside of Kournikova of course), and became mainstays in the top ten.

Well, I've always felt Dementieva so deserved that one Grand Slam. Myskina and Kuznetsova each nabbed one. Sharapova got two. If after everything is said and done, Petrova has a Grand Slam title (who I consider to be much less talented than the rest of the bunch, sorry Petrova fans, I have to say she constructs points well but is not Grand Slam material).

It'll just be strange if Petrova manages to pull one off and out of the Russian 5, Dementieva is known as the forgotten one with no Grand Slam and essentially known in the history books as the one with no serve. Well, anyway sorry if this thread seems pointless but I figured it's at least a more stimulating discussion than those stupid Sharapova draw threads.

I've noticed your posts getting dumb and dumber lately.
Maybe you need to get laid quick .... or maybe improvise.
Harsh perhaps, but so is your thread title.

Dementieva deserving a slam - no she doesn't, she has to earn it. Winning a Slam takes guts, a little luck, hard work and skill. Winning the big prizes is something that has to be learnt - it cannot be taught. I have the utmost respect for all Slam winners. They all win on merit.

Call me hopelessly deluded - I support Petrova because I believe her game is supremly gifted. Equal and more to all the names you have mentioned. The same cannot be said on what goes on between the ears: where big matches are won and lost.

brent-o
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:33 AM
I've noticed your posts getting dumb and dumber lately.
Maybe you need to get laid quick .... or maybe improvise.
Harsh perhaps, but so is your thread title.

Dementieva deserving a slam - no she doesn't, she has to earn it. Winning a Slam takes guts, a little luck, hard work and skill. Winning the big prizes is something that has to be learnt - it cannot be taught. I have the utmost respect for all Slam winners. They all win on merit.

Call me hopelessly deluded - I support Petrova because I believe her game is supremly gifted. Equal and more to all the names you have mentioned. The same cannot be said on what goes on between the ears: where big matches are won and lost.

Ok
1. I concede that my thread title is harsh. Petrova is a hard worker and I wouldn't be upset if she earned a Grand Slam. I could have found a better way to phrase the thread.
2. Nevertheless, I stand by my opinion that Petrova does not have that special something to win a Slam. Notice how in my post I never said anything disparaging about her game. I just think mentally some other top players are way above her league. I don't see anything special there.
3. I get laid plenty. Actually, the people talking about it the most are the ones not getting it.
4. Even though most of you are calling this thread stupid or pointless, I respect your opinions. You obviously found it worthy enough to respond to so I really do thank you for your input.
5. Actually the term sad day was referring more to Dementieva's point of view as in she's the only one left without a Slam, not really as in "oh, it's a sad day because the hopeless clown Petrova won a Grand Slam. Women's tennis is dead!" sort of thing.

LeonHart
Aug 25th, 2007, 07:14 AM
I kinda agree. Petrova's game is meh. On an off day she can lose to any of the top 20 right now. Now when she's on top of her game she can be quite lethal. Big serve, big groundstrokes, and solid volleys. However rarely do all 3 come together, not to mention her head. When she starts losing she gets all cranky and loses her cool, and the match.

faboozadoo15
Aug 25th, 2007, 07:21 AM
She doesn't WOW me, but if she did win a major, I fail to see how an athletic, hard- working girl winning a major would be a "sad day for tennis."
Mauresmo has two majors and has never once entertained me unless she was playing someone who normally does...

mankind
Aug 25th, 2007, 07:44 AM
:(

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:15 AM
go team Russia , I want all Russians to win more grand slams http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/62/russiaC.gif http://smiles.al-wed.com/smiles/62/russiaC.gif

gmak
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:56 AM
just as stupid as the Maria's draw threads :yawn: :rolleyes:

jonny84
Aug 25th, 2007, 11:43 AM
It won't be a sad day.

If she wins one, it will be well deserved.

A grand slam is the toughest tournament to win - 7 matches, the top top players in the world.

goldenlox
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Nadia won 23 of 24 matches last spring. She was injured after beating Justine in Berlin, withdrew from Rome, and wasn't healthy for almost 5 months.
When she came back, she won Stuttgart and made the Moscow and Linz finals. But she wasn't as good as she was in the spring.

Right now, it looks like she's getting closer to her best form.
If she won this major, with he4r draw, it wouldn't be a big surprise.

I expect her to win a French Open or 2. She hasn't been healthy the last 2 RG's.
As Justine gets older, Nadia should be one of the main competitors there.

mankind
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:34 PM
just as stupid as the Maria's draw threads :yawn: :rolleyes:

No, those threads have merit. Trust me, if this happened to any player other than those in your signature, you'd be moaning, bitching and questioning it as much as all objective people are right now. Stop being such a hypocrite.

Aaron.
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:52 PM
Nadia is a fucking headcase how the hell is she gonna win anything if she cant go one match or two without slamming her racket

Alizé Molik
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:58 PM
what about Zvonareva (tears aside) doesn't she deserve some credit for being part of the Russian revolution?!

Martian KC
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:08 PM
Petrova is one of the most talented Russians out there. You seriously need to watch players play before making judgements.

Matt01
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:30 PM
No, those threads have merit. Trust me, if this happened to any player other than those in your signature, you'd be moaning, bitching and questioning it as much as all objective people are right now. Stop being such a hypocrite.

You seem to know the poster you were quoting quite well. I really would not say things like that.

goldenlox
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:41 PM
how the hell is she gonna win anything if she cant go one match or two without slamming her racketNadia has won 7 titles in the last 2 years. Dumbass.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:43 PM
petrovas game is very understated-she has the ability to serve you out of the match. when on top form-which she hasnt been the past 12-18 months IMO-she puts so much pressure on the opponent with her serve and volleys that shes very hard to beat. i think her forehand aint great but thats no different from the majority of the top players-her backhand is very good. petrova moves better on clay than on the other surfaces much like ivanovic.

while i dont think shes as talented as the other russians mentioned, i do think she has enough talent and skill to win a major. it would be a sad thing if elena d didnt win one especially as her serve has improved a lot since 2004 but in my mind petrova isnt too far behind

pierce0415
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:09 PM
I think Nadia will win USO 2007 :ignore:

Lovesunair
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:15 PM
It will be a great day ;)
She obiviously has the all-around game to win a major but it's all about her mind and spirit

shap_half
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:20 PM
Ok

3. I get laid plenty.


teeheee. made me laugh.

vamos_masha88
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:22 PM
I think nadia it's a very complete player, I don't know ehi you underestimate her so much:confused:

cellophane
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:32 PM
A sad day for you, you mean. ;)

Aaron.
Aug 25th, 2007, 06:58 PM
Nadia has won 7 titles in the last 2 years. Dumbass. Nadia is still a headcase and will never win a slam


learn to aceept fate

dumb russian delusional fan :weirdo:

cellophane
Aug 25th, 2007, 07:02 PM
Nadia is still a headcase and will never win a slam

And who are you - Nostradumbus? :confused:

Aaron.
Aug 25th, 2007, 07:09 PM
And who are you - Nostradumbus? :confused: cello :wavey: :kiss:

Ellery
Aug 25th, 2007, 08:43 PM
If Nadia wins a Slam it will be thanks to her all-around game and it will be deserved :rolleyes:

Jakeev
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:04 PM
Now, first of all, I don't have anything against Petrova. It's just that I was thinking about all the Russian players. Back in 2004, 2005 we had Myskina, Dementieva, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, and Petrova at the top of the game. They were the original Russians that led the way (outside of Kournikova of course), and became mainstays in the top ten.

Well, I've always felt Dementieva so deserved that one Grand Slam. Myskina and Kuznetsova each nabbed one. Sharapova got two. If after everything is said and done, Petrova has a Grand Slam title (who I consider to be much less talented than the rest of the bunch, sorry Petrova fans, I have to say she constructs points well but is not Grand Slam material).

It'll just be strange if Petrova manages to pull one off and out of the Russian 5, Dementieva is known as the forgotten one with no Grand Slam and essentially known in the history books as the one with no serve. Well, anyway sorry if this thread seems pointless but I figured it's at least a more stimulating discussion than those stupid Sharapova draw threads.

If you are worried if this thread is pointless or stupid why bother? You still took a jab at Petrova and you need to face the consequences of it. Her winning a Slam maybe a sad day for you but for some of us, it will be a joyous day.

RenaSlam.
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:32 PM
I will leave the boards if Nadia Petrova wins the U.S. Open 2007.

Bombshell.

brent-o
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:46 PM
If you are worried if this thread is pointless or stupid why bother? You still took a jab at Petrova and you need to face the consequences of it. Her winning a Slam maybe a sad day for you but for some of us, it will be a joyous day.

The consequences of having an opinion? You're right, I'm sorry everyone can't agree with me. Besides, I already apologized for the thread title. It came out wrong.