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Morrissey
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:02 PM
I don't like Caroline Wozniacki's game she's just a pusher, Azarenka just hits the ball hard. I know Azarekna and Wozniacki are ranked higher than Agnieszka but I don't believe they are much better "than" her. I believe Agnieszka is the most talented player in her generation. She has great hands, she uses all the angles on the court, she thinks out there unlike the other young women.

She just needs to be a bit more determined when she plays the top players she's got to start beating them more often.

I think Agnieszka is going to win Wimbledon one day I believe this is possible. I admire Agnieszka Radwańska's game she is very smart. Agnieszka she can drop shot off both sides, she volleys well, moves well.

However, it is time for Agnieszka to make her move and reach a grand slam semifinal or final. Yes, Agnieszka is doing well the girl is in the top 10 of the WTA. However, I keep on wondering what does Agnieszka have to do to win a slam?

Noctis
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:10 PM
I fall off my chair :tears:
I think this is more like your admiration for her.
She doesn't have the Strength Stamina the Aggresive weapons.
Her 2nd serve is candy for good returner.Her mentality is not good enough like vs Dinara.She lacks everything the best player of her generation now.Where we can't tell till the future

young_gunner913
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:11 PM
is that why she was beating safina 5-0 the other day and wound up losing the match in straight sets?

moby
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:13 PM
However, I keep on wondering what does Agnieszka have to do to win a slam?Focus on doubles.

Who knows? Maybe she can just wait for anyone who's actually good to retire.

toxina90
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:13 PM
Yeah she is smart but can't afford to keep losing leads like against Safina. That could have been a great win for her. She has rather weak shots, and serve, she reminds me of a much weaker/less talented version of Hingis.

You can't say Azarenka just hits the ball hard. I've seen her use touch a number of times and outsmarted her opponents (like say SF RG Safina).

madmax
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:16 PM
hmmm, she's a crafty player with a major lack of any power in her strokes...she would be a much more successful player back in the days when women's tennis wasn't dominated by power hitters...as of today? Naah

Morrissey
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:16 PM
Yes Agnieszka blew a lead against Safina but Sydney is a minor event not a major. Wozniacki lost to Na Li this week. I think Agnieszka definitely needs to improve her serve she needs to win some cheap points. I think she should be a bit higher in the top 10 based on her natural talent. She is fun to watch.

DragonFlame
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:17 PM
To be honest, to me she's like a patty schnyder. Has variety, thinks on court, beats topplayers once in a while, ranked 8-15 most of the time but lacks the weapons/complete game to break through. I don't think she will get much higher then this. She might after the old guard retires which will leave a hole in woman's tennis.

RND
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Does that need saying? Her best friends said so already. :shrug:

Caro: We played 3 hours because I'm a pusher who puts everyting back on the court, and she's a brainless ballbasher that hits everything as hard as she can.
Vika: Yeah we actually complement each other well.
Caro: So hope you enjoyed the show and of course Aga is far more talented than we are. #1 material.



Ok seriously I love all 3 girls. Each represents a different style of play which is refreshing to see, and all 3 have a lot of personality.

Morrissey
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:20 PM
Wait a second, you are saying Safina has a great mentality? Safina she has a 0-3 in grand slam finals. Safina is a woman that capitulates when it matters most if anyone is mentally fragile it is Dinara Safina. I think Safina should be worrying because I predict a major shift in the top 10 very soon. I just think it will be harder for Safina to win a slam now that Sharapova is healthy, and the Belgians are back.

Noctis
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:21 PM
Wozniacki Reached a final in a slam Already. Thats not major? :lol:
Aga lost to Maria after having leads.
If comparing vs Na Li, She got bagel last year by her and Wasted 6mp in Wimbledon,where she got destroyed by Venus.

Noctis
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:29 PM
Wait a second, you are saying Safina has a great mentality? Safina she has a 0-3 in grand slam finals. Safina is a woman that capitulates when it matters most if anyone is mentally fragile it is Dinara Safina. I think Safina should be worrying because I predict a major shift in the top 10 very soon. I just think it will be harder for Safina to win a slam now that Sharapova is healthy, and the Belgians are back.

Dinara was on Top of the games in 08 Berlin - Tokyo
she was mentally so strong back than saving Mps downing Top players,All bandwagoners there cheering joining in.
Look what happens Now :spit: 'The true face of Tennisforum'
it takes mentality to Get to late stages in Slams.Now she's in. Slump because she isn't high in confidences.In her 3 slam finals she didn't play well.Everyone have issues and setbacks.She'll be back

I like to see Aga acomplish something big Instead of winning Miny Mouses

LCS
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:32 PM
:help:

Morrissey
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Agnieszka is only twenty years old yet people are writing her off! Why don't people give the girl a bit more time? Azarenka is at the same level as Agnieszka they both are in the top 10 and reached slam quarterfinals. Yes, Azarenka has beaten Serena but Agnieszka she has beaten Sharapova, Kuznetsova and Venus Williams. I don't understand why people are hyping Azarenka yet dismiss Agnieszka? I don't think people are being fair. Azarekna has gotten a lot of hype but she also has choked matches as well. Everyone chokes once in a while that's just pro sports. I think 2010 will be an important year for the younger generation.

The media seem fixated on Caroline Wozniacki because she has cover girl looks. However, I am not impressed with Wozniacki's game she only had to beat Kuznetsova to reach the US OPEN finals. Wozniacki path to the US OPEN was pretty easy besides Kuznetsova and people forget this important fact.

miffedmax
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Ummmm... She's all of two years younger than TOB, among others. For me, that's close enough to consider them part of the same "generation" even by tennis standards.

MyskinaManiac
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Ummmm... She's all of two years younger than TOB, among others. For me, that's close enough to consider them part of the same "generation" even by tennis standards.

I agree. :worship:

tennis-insomniac
Jan 14th, 2010, 01:04 PM
I don't think so she's not the most talented player she has good technique but talent in my view includes more than that

C. Drone
Jan 14th, 2010, 01:13 PM
with the OPs logic: talent = weak people, who can't hit hard.

so 90-95%(?) of the WTA is untalented brainless zombie? fair enough.

davgis
Jan 14th, 2010, 01:27 PM
I disgaree. She has no weapons, no power and no mental strength. Who loses a set from triple break up at 5-0?!

Volcana
Jan 14th, 2010, 01:29 PM
I believe Agnieszka is the most talented player in her generation. She has great hands, she uses all the angles on the court, she thinks out there unlike the other young women.Is that your definition of 'talent'? Great hands, using angles, thinking more than other players? I'm not sure Steffi Graf qualifies as 'talented' by that definition. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario definitely wasn't talented by that definition. Neither would be Maria Sharapova

If you want to say Greater Radwandska relies on her mind more than Azarenka or Wozniacki, that's a t least defensible. But I wouldn't limit the definition of 'talent' that way.

Kipling
Jan 14th, 2010, 01:39 PM
I think it kind of depends on what you think "talented" includes. She has a nice game and is a thinking player, but these days, talent alone does not ensure success. You have to be fit, have endurance, and unfortunately, you have to have a lot of power to win consistently. Martina Hingis is a phenomenal player, but unquestionably, the game passed her by. I think Radwanska was born about 10 years too late to have maximized her talents. Not to say she can't win a slam at some point, but it will be an uphill battle for her.

GSMPrzysiezny
Jan 14th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Agnieszka must have been taught by her father to play percentage tennis, and with her talent it's good enough for 85% of current women's field. Problems start when she faces a top player, then playing a safe passing shot with the hope of drawing out an error from the opponent is just not good enough.

Strange thing is that she really is CAPABLE OF PLAYING AN ATTACKING GAME, not emulating Sharapova's raw power, but rather creating angles, taking the ball early, changing direction in rallies and hitting the ball with medium pace, but very close to the lines. She was doing that much more often as a junior and in her first year on the main tour ( in her first matches against Myskina and Dementieva in Warsaw she hit ridiculous number of backhands down the line which were winners or near-winners or momentum shifts in a rally). Sadly, over the last one year and a half her only pretension to an attacking game could be those powderpuff approach shots played with virtually no pace from mid-court, as if just wanting to scare her opponents ("beware, f***ing Radwanska comes to the net), better players seems unfazed and win a point.

Lately she's just happy for others to dictate, she's just happy WAITING for others to ask her questions on the court, especially when she opens up a lead (those blown up huge leads against Rezai and Safina are no coincidence, and we've seen her play terrible when things are going too easy for her in many other matches).

She must incorporate an element of risk into her game, even if that would mean errors, otherwise she won't stop losing against very top players.

toxina90
Jan 14th, 2010, 02:21 PM
Agnieszka must have been taught by her father to play percentage tennis, and with her talent it's good enough for 85% of current women's field. Problems start when she faces a top player, then playing a safe passing shot with the hope of drawing out an error from the opponent is just not good enough.

Strange thing is that she really is CAPABLE OF PLAYING AN ATTACKING GAME, not emulating Sharapova's raw power, but rather creating angles, taking the ball early, changing direction in rallies and hitting the ball with medium pace, but very close to the lines. She was doing that much more often as a junior and in her first year on the main tour ( in her first matches against Myskina and Dementieva in Warsaw she hit ridiculous number of backhands down the line which were winners or near-winners or momentum shifts in a rally). Sadly, over the last one year and a half her only pretension to an attacking game could be those powderpuff approach shots played with virtually no pace from mid-court, as if just wanting to scare her opponents ("beware, f***ing Radwanska comes to the net), better players seems unfazed and win a point.

Lately she's just happy for others to dictate, she's just happy WAITING for others to ask her questions on the court, especially when she opens up a lead (those blown up huge leads against Rezai and Safina are no coincidence, and we've seen her play terrible when things are going too easy for her in many other matches).

She must incorporate an element of risk into her game, even if that would mean errors, otherwise she won't stop losing against very top players.

I agree, I think players like her, Hantuchova and Dokic could learn alot from practicing together.

pov
Jan 14th, 2010, 02:24 PM
I believe Agnieszka is the most talented player in her generation.

"Most talented player" - though I don't agree - is an opinion I respect. On the other hand "only talented player" is an opinion that I think is plain stupid.

miffedmax
Jan 14th, 2010, 02:24 PM
I agree with paprotek, but would add one more thing. She needs to get out some video of her Nastyness. Myskina was the dark mistress of change ups and junk. She couldn't hit the ball all that hard, but she was spectacular at picking just the right moment to hit the ball as hard as she could and catching her opponent completely off guard. So many ball bashers feed off their opponent's rhythm that varying the pace can take them out of their game completely.

Inktrailer
Jan 14th, 2010, 02:28 PM
She's certainly not the 'only' talented player of her generation, but her attitude isn't good enough to get her much further than she already is. She's lazy and often appears uninterested. If she ever wins a Slam, I'll eat my legs.

Sectumsempra
Jan 14th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Yeah, great talent on that serve :spit:

Patrick345
Jan 14th, 2010, 03:15 PM
Yeah she is smart but can't afford to keep losing leads like against Safina. That could have been a great win for her. She has rather weak shots, and serve, she reminds me of a much weaker/less talented version of Hingis.

You can't say Azarenka just hits the ball hard. I've seen her use touch a number of times and outsmarted her opponents (like say SF RG Safina).

Safina is not a good win these days. Her back is still bothering her. That Radwanska lost to Safina is actually an embarrassment. I´m not sure Safina should be playing right now. Getting healthy should have priority over defending points.

miffedmax
Jan 14th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Is that your definition of 'talent'? Great hands, using angles, thinking more than other players? I'm not sure Steffi Graf qualifies as 'talented' by that definition. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario definitely wasn't talented by that definition. Neither would be Maria Sharapova

If you want to say Greater Radwandska relies on her mind more than Azarenka or Wozniacki, that's a t least defensible. But I wouldn't limit the definition of 'talent' that way.

Well, it's better than my definition of "talent," which is the ability to look really cute with your hair in ...

wait, that oath expired. Damn, some habits are hard to break.

Sombrerero loco
Jan 14th, 2010, 04:56 PM
she is very talented and I hope too to see her in the top 5 in the end of the 2010 =)

Cinek
Jan 18th, 2010, 01:46 PM
she is very talented and I hope too to see her in the top 5 in the end of the 2010 =)

I agree :)

SoClose
Feb 6th, 2010, 09:42 PM
:yeah:

Otlichno
Feb 7th, 2010, 12:01 PM
If only she was talented enough to convert the millions of break points, match points...etc in her matches. :rolleyes: She's playing so well against Yanina but she's been up 0-40 on Nina's serve 3 times already too lose the game in the end!! :help:

Cinek
Feb 8th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Aga :hug:

Fight in Dubai!

Sombrerero loco
Feb 8th, 2010, 03:34 PM
yeah!!fight for the top-8!!

dabossK
Feb 8th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Does she have a chance to be in it?!? She has no points to defend rigght?!!?

Sombrerero loco
Feb 10th, 2010, 07:40 PM
she is less than 200 points from jankovic
so she can afford it, yeah...
radwanska is seeded 7 in dubai!