Kuznetsova: great ball striker. Why doesn't she win more.

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by FrisbeeFool, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. FrisbeeFool

    FrisbeeFool Rookie

    Jun 29, 2012
    Has Kuznetsova has won 2 majors? I think she's one of the best ball strikers on the women's or men's tour. Why hasn't she won 5-10 majors?
  2. mistik

    mistik Hall of Fame

    Jul 23, 2010
    She could have won more than 2 majors but she isnt as good winning 10 or something by any means.She isnt mentally strong just like all the other girls in WTA.
  3. FrisbeeFool

    FrisbeeFool Rookie

    Jun 29, 2012
    Yeah.. I wish she would contend at more majors. I think Verdasco is kinda the Kuznetsova of the men's tour... He's got the prettiest forehand and backhand groundstrokes, but he never seems to win anything.
  4. jelle v

    jelle v Hall of Fame

    Aug 28, 2006
    The Netherlands
    I love Kuznetsova's game.. plays pretty attractive tennis, has quite a kick-serve, nice topspin strokes from both sides, no real weaknesses, good at the net.. I picked her to go really far at Roland Garros, but if I remember correctly she lost early and pretty easily to non-relevant player..

    It's a real shame, I think she has the game to contend at the Grand Slams, but she really doesn't.. I think her forehand is one of the most impressive groundstrokes in women's tennis.

    Strange thing is, it must be a mental thing, but she doesn't strike me as a particular mentally weak player like Ivanovic for example.. :confused:
  5. jones101

    jones101 Hall of Fame

    Oct 17, 2008
    Its not in her GAME - its in her BRAIN.

    Kuznetsova should be a constant fixture in the top 8 - but her problem is she is the a director of Supreme Soviet Headcase Inc, it is a lifetime committment, but one she takes great pride in committing to.

    A few weeks a year she will take her holiday leave and display the type of tennis that brought her her GS and titles, but she is such a devout headcase she cant help it!


    Feb 1, 2007
    Kuznetsova lumbers around the court as though she does not care, unless it comes easy in a moment. From time to time, she behaves like someone doing a job she does not like. A mentality like that could not lead to legendary success.
  7. krz

    krz Professional

    May 23, 2007
    Concrete Jungle Where Dreams are Made
    I'd guess it's mental.

    I've always thought she was one of the best pure Ball strikers along with dementieva.

    We have cases like that on the ATP also. Davydenko, nalbadian, Safin all great ball stikers.
  8. NadalAgassi

    NadalAgassi Guest

    TBH I think 2 majors is an OVERachievement for her. Was she the kind of force in the womens game that say Mauresmo or Pierce were? No. Yet she has the same # of majors as them. Was she better than someone like Gabriela Sabatini? Hell no. Yet she has 1 more major.

    Both majors she won were with the draw falling apart and not much good opposition at all. Her U.S Open title was basically gifted by Davenport's thigh injury in the semis, and she avoided playing Sharapova (scheduled round of 16, lost round before), Henin (scheduled quarterfinal, lost round before), or either Serena or Mauresmo (scheduled final, both lost quarters). Instead she got a very fatigued and injured Dementieva who is a big match midget anyway.

    Her French Open title was a tough draw for the present clay times, but the clay field since Henin retired has been non existent anyway. Anyway a poor Serena still had her beat in the 3rd set and choked to lose, after Kuznetsova herself badly choked as usual trying to finish the match in 2 sets.

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