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tennnisfannn
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:35 PM
And where has she been, she has some serious game.

joćo.
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:37 PM
A bit.

DevilishAttitude
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:39 PM
She reminds me more of a Amy Frazier with the way she hits the ball, very flat.

Can't see the comparison with Dementieva, Elena was a much better mover and far more consistent, and Riske has a better serve and is much more willing to come to the net.

Grinder
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:39 PM
I know Riske personally. Not that well, but she lives 20 minute away and is a year younger than me, I've seen her play and talked to her many, many times over the past 8-9 years. Never thought I'd be seeing her on Ct. 1 at Wimbledon.

Keadz
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:40 PM
She has come to the net more times in this match than dementieva did in her entire career.

I like her game, but don't want her to win :lol:

eck
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Her FH technique reminds me of Kleybanova's :o

lefty24
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:43 PM
I think this is just another case of one of those classic matches at the beginning of a slam.
A young newcomer who has nothing to lose playing against a top player.

I feel like we see it once at a slam or once every other slam.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Whatever happens here, it speaks volumes about her character to recover like this after losing the first set 6-0, especially given the fact that this is the biggest match of her career by a mile.

joćo.
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:45 PM
I think this is just another case of one of those classic matches at the beginning of a slam.
A young newcomer who has nothing to lose playing against a top player.

I feel like we see it once at a slam or once every other slam.

She has potential on grass though, remember her SF run at Birmingham last year?

fawnrc
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:45 PM
Her FH technique reminds me of Kleybanova's :o

^^This^^

tennnisfannn
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:45 PM
I meant looks wise not game wise, their features are very similar.

eck
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:46 PM
But she volleys really well so far, which is more than what you can say for some of the newcomers.

NyCPsU
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:47 PM
Riske is no slouch, especially on grass. She has beaten Wickmayer on it and taken a set off Sharapova on it. She won 3 75K's in Europe last fall back to back to back. She isnt a nobody and has showed she has game numerous times previously.

edificio
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:49 PM
Whatever happens here, it speaks volumes about her character to recover like this after losing the first set 6-0, especially given the fact that this is the biggest match of her career by a mile.

Definitely. :yeah:

She doesn't remind me of Dementieva, though.

FedererBulgaria
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:49 PM
She`s good

fawnrc
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Agree, looks a little like Elena.

Igor_Biscan
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:53 PM
She's one of the gutsiest, bravest players on tour. I like her just for that

fawnrc
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Me likes!!!

Root
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Agree, looks a little like Elena.

She looks more like the umpire doing her match.

claypova
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:56 PM
But Riske has a good serve :confused:

MBM
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Where has she been? Improving I guess. She only turns 21 in a few weeks. Definitely one to watch

miffedmax
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Sacrilege. Heresy. Thoughtcrime. Blasphemy. Calumny. Slander. Libel. Treason. Perfidy. Apostasy. Profanity. Impiety.

kiwialicat
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:14 PM
omg yes. But it might just have been the combo of her dress + visor + hair and + build. Can't really tell face-wise.

She also looks a bit like January Jones.

Mistress of Evil
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Sacrilege. Heresy. Thoughtcrime. Blasphemy. Calumny. Slander. Libel. Treason. Perfidy. Apostasy. Profanity. Impiety.

this. :rolleyes: Ban the OP, immediately :tape: how sb is able to dare to make such a comparison :help:

Elenarulez
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Sacrilege. Heresy. Thoughtcrime. Blasphemy. Calumny. Slander. Libel. Treason. Perfidy. Apostasy. Profanity. Impiety.

:worship::worship:

Danger.
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:25 PM
Lena was Lena. Don't compare her to anybody.

chuvack
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Not sure what else they might have in common, but they are both burn-your-house-down sexy.

Level55
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:55 PM
She is one to watch!

LadyBugLove
Jun 20th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Not sure what else they might have in common, but they are both burn-your-house-down sexy.

OMG you must have your beer goggles on :help::

Sean.
Jun 20th, 2011, 03:29 PM
No. She can volley!

Gound strokes wise, I agree with the Frazier comparison though.