Originally Posted by Rerun
Semipova was one of the Martha's versions I liked less
I dont care if she loses as long as she fights with brain...and this is what Semipova was uncapable to do. She has learnt how to fight properly and to win uglily later
I wouldn't say 05-06Pova didn't fight....it was more that her stamina was pretty appalling for the standards of a top player. For all of the current Pova's flaws, you would NEVER see her today physically run out of gas like she did towards the end of those AO semifinals in '05 and '06, where she was barely moving her feet and was getting next to no velocity on her strokes in the last games of both matches.