View Full Version : Let's settle this once and for all. What type of player is Vera Zvonareva?

May 3rd, 2011, 11:15 AM
This thread is created for constructive discussion and to reach a consensus on Zvonareva's play style, it is not meant for trolling purposes.... OK so it seems like TF just can't agree on Zvonareva's playing style. Some think she plays attack, others think she plays defense. So what do you think? Is she:

a) A pusher. Pushers are people who have absolutely no power on their shots and do not aim for winners. Their goal is just to keep the ball in play. An example is Wozniacki. I have seen many people, mainly the biased Caro fans, calling her a pusher.

b) An attacking player. Attacking players are players who try to take the ball early and use power to execute their shots or create insane angles to produce winners. An example is Sharapova. I've also seen people labeling her as an attacking player.

c) All-court player. All-court players are players who have good all-around skills, meaning they can attack and defend very well. They also possess variation in their game and can perform any kinds of shots. Aces, DTL or CC groundstrokes, dropshots, lobs, volleys, tweeners, back-hand smashes, you name it. An example is Henin. I personally feel that Vera belongs in this category of player.

d) Tactician. Tacticians are players who execute different gameplans against different players. They may just counterpunch or grind against one player but ballbash when they face another player. An example is Hingis.

So what do you think? What type of a player is Vera Zvonareva? All views are welcome.

May 3rd, 2011, 11:24 AM
She's not a pusher, she's not an attacker. I would say that she's more of a tactician. I've seen Vera play for a long time and she can switch it up a lot against different opponents. Today she keeps the ball in play a lot, which is a good tactic against an era where many players hit the ball as hard as they can. Very draws the errors. the point people (haters) miss is that the aim of the game is to win. Not to hit the most outstanding shot or the most winners. It is to win. If you gotta win ugly, go ahead! At the end of the day, you are remembered for your accomplishments.

Miracle Worker
May 3rd, 2011, 11:30 AM
Something between A i B. She's not tactician, cause usually she plays the same, no matters with whom she plays.