Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Global Top six: Could Svetlana Kuznetsova Attain The World Number One Tennis Player?

By Ramitin Goodman

Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova was born on June 27, 1985 in Russia. She is a Russian professional player. She won the US Open (2004) and also the 2009 French Open Singles Title defeating Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina. She was also the Runner-up in Singles at the 2006 French Open and the 2007 US Open, both to the Belgian player Justine Henin. As of May 17, 2010, she ranked World No. 6.

Kuznetsova undergone her training in the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Spain and she was trained by Emilio Sanchez and Stefan Ortega together with other coaches in the academy. But her major coaching relationship was with Stefan Ortega who was a familiar face in her player's box and assisted her play. But after a series of depressing outcomes in the finals Kuznetsova's ended her relationship with Sanchez-Casal Academy and transferred to Moscow as the advice of Tennis Maestro Roger Federer and continued to be coached by a Russian coach Olga Morozova.

Kuznetsova is an all-around player as she has adapted her game to all surfaces. Her play is characterized by her strong serve and her heavy forehand. Kuznetsova's serve is assisted by her strong physique and she is often regarded as one of many physically strongest players in the Tour along with Venus and Serena Williams. Lots of tennis experts say that her strong inside-out forehand is among the very best in the women's play. Kuznetsova is competent at hitting winners of both wings. Her volleys are very effective, and she is effective at generating deft contact.

Kuznetsova began playing in tournaments on the ITF Circuit, winning her first title in the circuit in April 2001. Her first performances in the main draws of tournaments on the main WTA Tour were at the Madrid Open in May of that year and at the Waikoloa Championships in Waikoloa, Hawaii, losing in the second round on both occasions.

Her last tournament before the French Open was in Mutua Madrilea Madrid Open, where she was defeated in the first round by Shahar Pe'er. Being the defending champion in the French Open (2010), Kuznetsova is the 6th seed. She conquered Sorana Cirstea 6-3, 6-1 in the first round and will face Andrea Petkovic in the second round. For the greatest reports on sport of golf check out

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