Kim in Warsaw SF: same old problems? SPOILER

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  1. Marius_Hancu

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  2. scoot

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    I had read that Kuzzy won on her 5th matchpoint after Kim had saved the first 4 MPs. I dont think Kim had any MPs of her own in the match.

    Kuzzy has teh potential to be a clay monster. She has all the assets and I think she needs to be considered one of the favorites for RG. Justine will have her hands full, though I hope she pulls throguh
     
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    I actually thought clay was Kuznetsova's worst surface, but she could prove me wrong. She did have a match point on eventual champion Myskina at last years French, but Myskina basically won by default last year, her opponents played at such an abysmal
    level the final three rounds.
     
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    Correct, mea culpa: Kim held off 4mp.
    Thanks for the obs.
     
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  5. scoot

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    I see her western forehand grip & strong legs as big assets for clay. She also trained at ASV's academy in Barcelona growing up so I'm sure she knows her way around a clay court. She reminds me of ASV with power and a much better serve. Actually she's also like Kim but with a bigger forehand & more streaky.
     
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    I thought she had a semi-western grip.
     
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  7. scoot

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    she definitely puts more topspin on it than most wta players
     
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  8. Max G.

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    Yeah, Kuznetsova's forehand really impressed me when I watched her against Dementieva, it looked super-heavy.
     
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    I also thought Kuznetsova hits SW.
     
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  10. Justine Fanatic

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    No excuses but Kim was injured. She injured her shoulder on Wednesday I think, that's why she scrapped through with Bovina. She had her shoulder strapped and you could see she was in a bit of pain. But at least she didn't do a Serena i.e. when she could see she was losing, she retired. Kim just carried on!

    Anyway, I'm a Justine Fanatic, so come on Justine. You've beaten Svet before - you can do it again!
     
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    Svetlana won Fair & Square but as previously stated Kim was injured.- See her shoulder- It's to her credit she gutted it out and completed the match.
     
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    It looks like Kim's coming on to Svet in that pic... I shouldn't be turned on...:)
     
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    Warsaw Women's Singles F

    J. Henin-Hardenne 3 6 7
    S. Kuznetsova 6 2 5

    great comeback for JHH from 2-4 in the 3rd and a great result for her, establishes her as the main favorite at FO.
     
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