Originally Posted by soyizgood
Here we can discuss WTA players that for whatever reason just can't seem to get it together. This could be due to a minor or major slump, inconsistent results, mental fragility, not living up to the hype, a combination of things, etc.
Feel free to agree/disagree as well as suggest others to be included
Safina (just doesn't win on the big stage....Olympic/FO/AO finals)
Kuznetsova (can't win ANY finals even with Henin gone)
Ivanovic (FO '08 looking like a fluke win)
Chakvetadze (has an real excuse for 2008, but not getting it together)
Hantuchova (an under-achieving enigma)
Kirilenko (wins and loses when she's expected to)
Vaidisova (falling apart at 19 and not really giving a care)
Safarova (haven't seen much of her... maybe that's the problem)
Mirza (just use an extreme semi-western forehand then....acts like a diva without the wins to back it up)
Safina just needs experience. She's getting there.
Kuzzy-Never seems to have a game plan. She seems to think she can outhit and retrieve most balls, but sometimes you have to play to players weaknesses. She doesn't do that.
Ivanovic-I thought was overhyped from the start. Never did see what they saw in her.
Chakvetadze-I don't know what's wrong with her. Maybe the expectations are too much for her.
Hantuchova-struggles with nerves too much. May need to see a sports psychologist.
Kirilenko-maybe she doesn't have enough power. Don't get to see her much since she goes out so early.
Vaidisova-a dang shame.
Safarova-totally disappointed in her. Maybe Berdychitis is rubbing off on her. Afraid of one's own potential.
Mirza-haven't seen her since I saw her live.