Svetlana Kuznetsova never minces her words and her recent interview to Sport-Express was much along the same lines. The world no. 12 was asked who is the most overrated player by media: '[Eugenie] Bouchard.
She is a cool girl, but there are many great tennis players. Bouchard had only one good season, but looks like she is a consistent top-10 player based on this hype and attention,' said Kuznetsova about the Canadian player, who was ranked 4th in the world in 2014, but who is now outside the top-80.
Asked which rule in the sport she would do away with, Kuznetsova indicated the best-of-five sets matches in the men's game in Slams: 'I've never seen a five-setter from first ball to last ball.
Not even once! I could imagine it's really tough for coaches to sit for five hours every other day.' She also expressed one wish: 'I'd shorten the tennis season.
We are playing from January to November and preparing for next season in December. I have only two weeks off per year. I've been living like this for 17 years.' Story by Mundo Deportivo ALSO READ: Federer and Nadal at Laver Cup named one of the five best sporting moments .