Who's Shvedova?

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  1. tnnisfan

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    I've followed everything from the big tourney's to the little tourney's for 3-4 years and haven't noticed this lady?? Is she new, returning from an injury or just a "one hit wonder"? Just hoping there may be someone new to add to the WTA...
     
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  2. woodrow1029

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    She's a good player that hopefully is finding her game. She has won a couple of gran slam titles in doubles with Vania King.
     
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    She made the QF 2 years ago at RG as well...mostly a doubles specialist but seems to do well on clay.
     
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    Are you sure that you've followed everything in the last 4 years?

    She is a good claycourter. Ressembles a little of Wozniacki's, but with more offensive power.

    Made her second QF in Roland Garros, being defeated by Jankovic in '10 and by Kvi in '12.

    This year she lost to Babos in Bogotá and to Minella in Monterrey. Defeated Wickmayer in straights at Charleston.
     
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  5. tnnisfan

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    Yes, but only what I can get on ESPN (wish I had more options). They show the "same" ladies, unless someone pulls an upset. Shvedova started to get lots of press when she took down Li. I was just wondering about her story as she looked good and moved well against the big hitters. I didn't know she was a successful doubles player...ESPN rarely shows doubles so am in the dark there.
     
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    She has partnered with American Vania King and they have won at least 2 grand slam doubles championships and lost in the finals of another.
     
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  7. 1970CRBase

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    Her biggest asset is her movement. In the first set against Kvitova, Shvedova was moving beautifully, almost gliding and really exposing Kvitova's own movement weakness. set 2 and 3 she sort of gagged.
     
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  8. tnnisfan

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    I agree. I just watched that match and really thought she might pull it out. I was impressed with her movement and answer for many of Kvitova's big shots. I was expecting a Kvitova blow out, but was happy to get to enjoy a good match.
     
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    If you really want to see tennis you got to get outside the tv. I subscript tennistv.com and even when they don't show some tournaments I seek on hahasport.
     
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    She's a tennis hottie.
     
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    Ha ha.. yes, she was very cute and stylish in her glasses....even as a "straight woman" I liked her look :)
     
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    She looks so much better without that glasses :p

    And her smile is so cute to see.
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    Great pic! She is beautiful! Although...she does need a little self-tanner on the feet to hide the sock lines...I can't help it..I'm a catty woman!

    Thanks for the tip on the "tennistv" website!! I'm definitely going to subscribe!!
     
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    2010 Wimbledon and US Open Doubles Champion!
     
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    she got injured last year...menicus surgery if I remember correctly. Glad to see she's healthy and coming back.
     
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    She had a knee injury following her the entire 2011 season.
     
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  18. 1970CRBase

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    This tournament final is probably predictable; Pova vs Sam, likely Pova winning, (Kvitova isn't playing well enough to be relied on to beat Maria, maybe not even Sam) but I've found two new personal favourites this tournament to follow for the future. For WTA, both players are very unusual, quite out of the ordinary, in fact. One is this girl Yaroslava Shvedova; she seems to have that effortless, relaxed, gliding moves that normally only ATP players have, and she's also very good at switching the direction of the ball. Just on that alone, she should be very highly ranked. If she lost it wasn't because she couldn't answer Kvitova's power, she no doubt has the talent to play at the highest level, it was because she for some reason tensed up, game froze, not lack of game.

    The other is Petra Martic, again, very beautiful footwork, balanced and natural, most remarkable with her willingness to successfully attack the net, great volleying skill, soft hands and anticipation at the net, a slice back hand that is one of the best in the game today, an ability to change up with tons of variety, and a great kick first serve.

    Both girls have the same kind of weakness, a vulnerable second serve, lack of physical muscle both looking as if they are going to be injury prone if they play too hard, but most of all, suspect mentality, neither quite seem to be the type with that killer competitive mentality, though, this can change any moment of course if something "clicks" in their mind, e.g : Kerber.

    Kerber was playing well, she's gone 2.0 this year, like Aggie and Aza, last year along with Falconi and Brianti, she was one of the hapless scrubs getting beaten up by Woz at the Caroline slam, she is playing much better this year, better than Woz whom she should overtake before the end of 2012, but she was clearly out classed and out talented by Martic and was visibly very relieved to make it through that one.

    Probably neither Martic or Shvedova will ever go top 10, but that is not the reason to support or not support someone.

    At the same tournament, two players I don't enjoy watching anymore. Li has been the QUEEN of choking up this year but even that I don't mind. But did you see Li's reaction to Yaro at the net after Yaro beat her in the 4R? People can make excuses of course, like, she was so disappointed at losing her title etc. But she would barely look at Yaro in the eye, let alone congratulate her. And then her bad tempered press conference afterwards. Where's her usual "delightful" humor? Other than taking out her temper on Jiang and the hubby jokes that are only cringeworthy now. Well, she's got her one slam and she can live off that forever. And Lisicki? The capacity for such thunderbolts, just like Kvitova, but in actuality, nothing but a hot mess that will not pull herself together, with the same tired old excuses over and over again, I see nothing but a bawling drama queen. Just embarrassing that she behaves like a big baby out there. She started the year ranked 15, kept floating there and even drifted up a spot or two on other people losing their points, but after Wim, she should lose half her points and slide way down, thankfully.
     
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  19. Netspirit

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    Shvedova = Swedish in Russian.

    *-ova is a Russian feminine ending that literally means "whose" daughter she is. Probably one of her very distant ancestors was a shved (Swede).
    The male version is *-ov. Same deal with *-ina and *-in endings.

    English has a similar "ending": *-son (Jackson = son of Jack).
     
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    great athletic legs...comparable to any of the top men
     
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    Slava and her dubs partner Vania beat Vesnina/Zvonareva to win the Wimbledon Doubles Championship in 2010, from where they went to the U.S.Open and won that too! Not bad considering that the first time they ever teamed up was Birmingham 2010! :shock:

    She had several right leg problems in 2011, including right knee meniscus surgery. Shvedova/King made it to the semifinals of Madrid, the Finals of Rome, the Semis of Roland Garros and the finals of the USOpen 2011. Their only title last year was Kremlin Cup.

    In 2012, Slava h/b playing with her Kazach partner in anticipation of the Olympics, but she'll pair up with Vania again after the Olympics. Her highest singles ranking was No. 39 in 2010, and this year she's been working to get her singles ranking back up
     
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