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Zvonareva = Söderling

OMG I was impressed by this girl today. And then it struck me, she is an exact COPY of Robin Söderling. On SO many levels.

- Both are late bloomers making major finals for the first time at around 26 years of age.
- Both are TREMENDOUS ballstrikers both off the forehand AND the backhand and hitting very flat!!
- Both have a great serve
- Physically almost identical, both tall northern type appearance with sort of an intimidating aura to them
- Her face even looks like the Toad face!
- They both put their head under the towel during change overs
- They both used to have problems with emotions on the court taking over their games

Seriously is it just me or are these individuals of the same DNA????

Man I love them, so exciting to watch their games on the court
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Re: Zvonareva = Söderling

She's better at net than Soderling.
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OMG I was impressed by this girl today. And then it struck me, she is an exact COPY of Robin Söderling. On SO many levels.

- Both are late bloomers making major finals for the first time at around 26 years of age.
- Both are TREMENDOUS ballstrikers both off the forehand AND the backhand and hitting very flat!!
- Both have a great serve
- Physically almost identical, both tall northern type appearance with sort of an intimidating aura to them
- Her face even looks like the Toad face!
- They both put their head under the towel during change overs
- They both used to have problems with emotions on the court taking over their games

Seriously is it just me or are these individuals of the same DNA????

Man I love them, so exciting to watch their games on the court
Seriously, when you start to see these kind of similarities between Zvonareva and Söderling, it´s time to give tennis a break and go back to basics.
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Re: Zvonareva = Söderling

Actually as proven by Soderling's match against Federer and Zvonareva's doubles match after losing the Wimbledon final, they both STILL have problems with their emotions. Though they're much better now than a few years back, but that's probably more true for Soderling than Zvonareva, but yeah they have lots of similarities.

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Actually as proven by Soderling's match against Federer and Zvonareva's doubles match after losing the Wimbledon final, they both STILL have problems with their emotions. Though they're much better now than a few years back, but that's probably more true for Soderling than Zvonareva, but yeah they have lots of similarities.
zvonareva's doubles melt down at wimbledon was completely justified. I struggle to think of anyone that could handle having just lost the final in singles and then to be staring down losing the final in doubles aswell that same day
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Zvonareva is far more interesting to watch than pretty much the rest of the women's tour combined (bar Henin), and if tonight's result can put a stop to all the articles dedicated to Caroline's Stella McCartney-designed outfits, I may even call myself a fan of Bepa.

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Re: Zvonareva = Söderling

They definitely do not play alike. The only similarity is that they are both 26, late bloomers, and former head cases (and still are to some extent). That's about it. In terms of games, Vera moves well, has a better backhand than forehand, decent variety and is good at net, and likes to counterpunch. Robin's biggest weapon is his forehand, he has a big serve, with below average movement and net game and little variety. So I can't see the comparison.
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Apart from the fact that they are both late bloomers, have their head under their towels at changeovers and that they both hit the ball hard, they have zilch in common.

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Zvonareva actually moves quite well, something Soda does not. Plus I would absolutely crack up if Soderling had a meltdown of Zvonareva's proportions:

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Remember this one? Zvonareva failed on 7 MPs and then started ripping the tape off her leg in anger
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Re: Zvonareva = Söderling

Is Zvonareva really a late bloomer? She was top 20 before she was 19, she was top 10 before she was 20. Then she had a string of terrible ijuries and confidence issues, but it's not like she appeared from nowhere 2 years ago.
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Is Zvonareva really a late bloomer? She was top 20 before she was 19, she was top 10 before she was 20. Then she had a string of terrible ijuries and confidence issues, but it's not like she appeared from nowhere 2 years ago.
Well, when it comes to slams, she is.

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She made the quarters of RG in 2003...but she's had a great last couple years, obviously with this year's two finals being the peak of that
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LOL at comparing a WTA player with Robin I like Vera and her crafty game with some nice ballstriking, but her style is nothing alike Robin's.

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That is an absolute insult to Soderling. I mean we all know woman can't play, cook, or do anything great. So why bring them up. WTA is like a circus. A bunch of people who don't know how to play tennis just try to keep balls in play. That's all. If you feel offended, just read your bible

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Re: Zvonareva = Söderling

Which is which?



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