Zvonareva defends emotional nature on court

by: TENNIS.com February 15, 2011


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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