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sunnysideup
Aug 17th, 2003, 05:14 AM
IMO, Lina is the most talented Russian, regardless of her results today against Justine.

She's got a very reliable serve and very clean groundies on both wings. She's just got to believe in herself in order to beat the in-form Justine. If she can dispose the no.1, then she could surely beat the no.2.;)

Best of Luck Lina!!!!:kiss::angel:

mexicotrip
Aug 17th, 2003, 05:25 AM
IMO, Lina is the most talented Russian, regardless of her results today against Justine.

She's got a very reliable serve and very clean groundies on both wings. She's just got to believe in herself in order to beat the in-form Justine. If she can dispose the no.1, then she could surely beat the no.2.;)

Best of Luck Lina!!!!:kiss::angel:

Lina looks and player Just like Elena D....but with a better serve.

sunnysideup
Aug 17th, 2003, 05:32 AM
sorry but I'm not impressed with Elena D., Elena just try to hit the ball so hard without much thought on her shots. Elena remains a very dangerous player on the tour when she's ON.:)

the next talented Russian on my list could be Vera Zvonareva.:kiss:

SM
Aug 17th, 2003, 05:56 AM
its good to see the former Us Juniors champ of '99 getting results...finally :)!

sunnysideup
Aug 17th, 2003, 06:04 AM
its good to see the former Us Juniors champ of '99 getting results...finally :)!
wow! i didn't know....impressive.:worship:

Shooter
Aug 17th, 2003, 06:09 AM
It's nice to see Lina have such a good tournament, particularly just 2 weeks before the U.S. Open. Don't think I'd call her the most talented Russian. Don't forget that just last week she lost in the first round of the MorganChase to an unranked, 14 year old.

sunnysideup
Aug 17th, 2003, 06:18 AM
I consider her the most talented because of the way she hits her groundstrokes; very beautiful to watch.:angel:

*JR*
Aug 17th, 2003, 03:59 PM
While Baby Blue Eyes is certainly my favorite Russian, I don't honestly think she's the most talented. That could be Nadia if she can avoid injury long enough, Vera Z., or Sharky (Sveta being a dark-horse contender). And looking a couple of years down the line, Vera D. and Viktoria could easily be right there (yes, I know that the latest K'ova plays under the flag of UKR now; if Yeltsin was still Pres., he might invade them to "re-patriate" this ethnic Russian)! ;)

Experimentee
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:12 PM
I like Lina but no way shes the most talented Russian. I think that would be Petrova or Bovina.

Curtis F
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:15 PM
I have nothing against Lina but I think Vera, Nadia and Anasastia are better players. Their games are just collectively more sound than Lina's, IMHO.

controlfreak
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:29 PM
Lina's groundstrokes are amazing - they must be some of the most technically sound strokes in the game and rarely if ever break down or produce mishits. Watching her pound the ball diagonally from corner to corner is a sight to behold.

Having said that, I think she is quite far behind in other aspects of her game. She rarely comes forward, her volleys look dubious, and she doesn't even seem that fast. I lost count of the number of easy winners that Suarez hit to Lina's forehand side last night. She's definitely not much of a retriever like Kim or Justine. She only seems in control when she's on the offensive. Don't get me wrong, I like her a lot, but she doesn't seem to have that complete game or 'X factor' that top players have. Hopefully this will develop as the years go by but right now she is an extremely one-dimensional player.

DEETHELICK
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:34 PM
Lina K is great, but her movement is supect. When pulled wide, she does not recover as fast as the others.

The best movers in the Russian squad are Dementieva, Myskina and Zvonareva.

In terms of talent, I think Kournikova and Dementieva are the best currently.

Kournikova has a great net game and volleys with a natural touch. Dementieva has a natural talent - a booming forehand, although she has now added to her game so much since playing dubs with Husarova.

controlfreak
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:38 PM
:dance:
By the way, my dad told me that Lina Krasnoroutskaya translates roughly as "Lina the Red Russian" - can anybody back that up for me?

Dava
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:50 PM
I thought it was she of the red, or something like that

Beat
Aug 17th, 2003, 04:51 PM
funny how those russian girls take turns every week as "the most talented one"...

the cat
Aug 17th, 2003, 05:41 PM
LOL @ Beat! :lol: Good one! ;)

Becool
Aug 17th, 2003, 06:08 PM
I saw some shots of Lina vs Paola and her shots are very impressive. She serves exactly like Dementieva and plays like Zvonareva . Shes a mixture of them.

I don't think she's the most talented Russian, but I like her game a lot. It's been a long time I don't watch Lina on TV.

martamagica
Aug 17th, 2003, 06:11 PM
Lina has nice powerful groundies, but her movement can easily be exploited. If her groundies go off, she's screwed against even the worst players.

I think Lina can break into the Top 11-20 range, like every other Russian does.

goldenlox
Aug 17th, 2003, 06:34 PM
My opinion of who's the best Russian, and who'll be the best Russian in three years changes often.
But I love that there are so many good players among them. They have their own competition for Fed Cup and the Olympics.
I think the Russians will push each other as the next several years go by.
And that can only be a good thing for them.

azza
Aug 17th, 2003, 06:38 PM
1 final and shees queen of world...

*JR*
Aug 17th, 2003, 07:53 PM
Sharky seems to have mastered "big babe tennis" better than Lena, despite the latter's edge in height, weight, and age. (See it's all in the grunting)! :D