Originally posted by jayakris
Sania is quite good. If she were in the US or Europe, she definitely wouldn't get the kind of respect she is getting, but in India, she has been some sort of a phenom so far. Count me in as one who is extremely hopeful but not ready to say that she will be a top-100 player, or even top-200 just YET. In the juniors, she has not had any top-30 win of note yet, but she has not played a lot in the last 7 months or so in the juniors, and that is when she seemed to show a lot of improvement playing the satellites in Thailand and India and also the Asiad. I will start getting excited about top-100 prspects etc, once I see a few more top level junior wins and also top-300 satellite and challenger wins.
In other words, I am sitting on the fence, ready to fall into the Sania bandwagon anytime. Actually, I was among the first to start the bandwagon when she was unknown a couple of years back, but then I tend to jump off the wagon when it gets too congested suddenly :-)
Her best asset is a totally carefree attitude. She never feels pressure and she just goes out there whacking the ball. Has a lot of power in her shots due to timing and all that but she is not the power player or power server of the western mould. Her serve has improved a lot in the last few months, I hear.
how would you compare to, say, Widjaja than,
i think she is quite similar to Angelique,
both unknown to the world, but a star in home countries,
Widjaja won her title at 16 as WC in her home WTA debut,
and never plays 10K event which she lost 1R before debut,
and who can forget about her match against Hsieh
so maybe she is gonna shine soon too......