Who else thinks it would be great for Nadia to win a slam before the end of her career. I have to say, Im not a big fan of hers, never really have been, but wouldnt it be nice to see?
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:07 AM
Lets start by aiming to reach a GS final first...
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:08 AM
:spit: :never: :wtf:
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:15 AM
It would be incredible.
Such a great player to watch. All court game and with real personality.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:27 AM
nadia is one of the biggest underachievers in the women's game ever. if only her brain matched her tremendous talent.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 02:31 AM
This is the best that Petrova ever looked, she is very trim and hitting the ball well. Kind of under the radar before this.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:41 AM
I'd love to see Nadia win a Slam. she seems to have all the tools and all the potential. I just wonder if she's ever had the right coach - the one that knows how to flip the switch.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:47 AM
winning a slam? humm I don't know it's a bit much I'd say. I'd just really like it if she'd go back to the ranking that her talent and game deserve. I think that game-wise she's a consistent top 8 players and it's where she should be. not 19th or something.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 04:52 AM
Nice jinx :o
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:01 AM
I'd be happy if she won a doubles major. Nadia gets too nervous. This has been happening her whole career. She rarely wins these kinds of matches. That rain delay didnt help, but didnt matter
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:16 AM
She seem fitter than couple year ago and always be top10 material (with or without mental midget). But single GS title is too much to ask for her. For me re-enter to top10 and semi-final of GS could be reliable goal
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:21 AM
I do think Petrova is 1 of, if not the best player never to have reached a slam final. When she's on she can beat the very best players, but obviously her mental issues get in the way most of the time. It would be cool to see her win a slam, but obviously that's never gonna happen :lol:
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:48 AM
Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:54 AM
She has the game honestly. Not inferior to Kuznetsova or Dementieva. But she's not tough mentally, more like Daniella. They couldn't finish off resilient top players who had a bad day.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 06:12 AM
Why? Hard to like her, choking as much as she does, never having even gotten close to a slam with her talent, being a plain bitch sometimes for indiscernible reasons, wearing some of the worst dresses of modern female history?
And let's talk WTA business... Nadia Petrova winning a slam helps the sport in what way?
If it can't be some 18 year old that would look good in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and inspire the advertising companies to swoon OR some multi-Champion WTA Covergirl like Serena or Maria, then the populace won't take notice.
Women's tennis has righted itself recently, and it doesn't hurt that the rankings are getting to more accurately reflect the true tennis hierarchy. But, damn, if it couldn't use two or three 17-21 year olds that really looked like they were ready to Hingis/Venus/Serena/Capriati/Clijsters/Sharapova it up.
Sports need stars to appeal to the casual fans (which probably don't come here, but every fan who does come here should understand their importance no matter how odious). I personally usually root for the underdog, but I also know that (these days) having marginal players like Petrova or Wozniacki or Radwanska win slams just makes women's tennis less viable.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:14 AM
Honestly if she stays fit and stays focused she has a shot at RG. With no premier player having a game that's tailor made for the dirt it'll be pretty open til a player emerges that has a game purely suited for clay.
Sep 3rd, 2012, 10:37 AM
In 2006 I thought there was a window for Nadia to win majors. She won Doha, Amelia Island, Charleston, then beat Henin, Safina, Li, Zvonareva to win Berlin.
That was about 22 wins in 23 matches and she was up to #3.
But she got injured, and that was it for 2006.
2007 was a tough year with Henin & Williams sisters. The era was too good for her, and now she's older. Maybe if she was 21 now, she can do something in the coming era. But her era was a tough one.
If she wins doubles majors and gets back in top 10 going forward (I think the same about Kirilenko) then she'll be doing fine
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:22 PM
She definitely is capable of winning one. But too bad, luck was not at her side.:awww: