World number 6 Anna Chakvetadze was named Female Tennis Player of 2007 Saturday at the National Tennis Awards ceremony in Russia.
Let's hope this award is a confidence boost for Chakvetadze, who has the game, but not the head, to play high-echelon tennis. In all fairness, her mental strength has increased, but it is not yet at the level it needs to be. She has been working with Robert Lansdorp, which is a good thing. Also, it takes some players longer than others to develop mental toughnes: How easily fans forget that, for many years, one of the most mentally weak players on the tour was a Belgian woman named Henin.