Zvonareva defends emotional nature on court

by: TENNIS.com | February 15, 2011

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Vera Zvonareva, who lost in the final of Pattaya City last weekend, denies that being too emotional on court hurts her game.

"I am not like Serena Williams as I can't serve aces," she said. "I am not like Maria Sharapova, as I can't hit a winner on every single ball. I don't have all these things and I am still among the top three players out there. So if you think I am not mentally tough or something, well how can I win the tennis matches then? There is a big difference between being mentally tough and being emotional. It's a huge difference. I will always be emotional. As long as I use those emotions to my advantage, that's only a plus to me. If I need to break the racket to pump myself up, then I will break the racket. I don't care."—Matthew Cronin
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