ANNA has been my #3 fav behInd VENUS and SERENA.
She has a good, aggressive game, plays lots of tournaments and is always in good condition.
However, the media has latched on to ANNA like a pit bull on a hot steak and won't let go. The media will complain about ANNA being photographed excessively, by their OWN photogs and will then creat a seperate site for her on their tennis web sites (foxsports.com, cspsports.com) to demonstrate how much ANNA is photographed. How insane.
ANNA spends too much time modeling. The little Russian does the calendar shoot, which is the most extensive, during the tennis off season and it does not take more than 5 days. She could literally do interviews and promos 24 hours a day, but chooses to do as she has said many times, and that is to hone her game and win those elusive titles.
ANNA does seem to be under a curse as far as not having won a title as well as she plays. Much lower ranked players, whom she has beaten, has won a title or two and Miss K's win is still out of reach. Her curse is that she can not beat 2 or 3 top ten players in succession, something 98% of the tour fails to do, in order to win a tournament.
Eventually the right draw will come and ANNA will get that first, of what will be several, title and then, of course, the media will be on her ass to snag a Grand Slam.