Former world number one Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario feels Russia's domination in the women's game is set to continue well into 2005. And the four-time Grand Slam winner revealed she was playing a hand in helping the Russians achieve their goals by becoming trainer and mentor to US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. Retired as a singles player at the end of the 2002 season, the 33-year-old Sanchez-Vicario now plays the occasional doubles match and will be one of the stars to watch out for in the Watsons Water Champions Challenge from January 5-8 at Victoria Park. Sanchez-Vicario (pictured) is helping to shape the career of 19-year-old Kuznetsova, who is already ranked fifth in the world and edging closer to her goal of becoming the world's number one player. 'I am helping one of the young Russian players [Kuznetsova] who is training in one of my brother's academies [Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona]. I am her mentor. I have been working with her so she can achieve her goals,' said Sanchez-Vicario, who will partner Kuznetsova in Hong Kong, where they will face Amelie Mauresmo and Maria Sharapova in the first round. Sanchez-Vicario actually played doubles with Kuznetsova at this year's Bali Open (they reached the final having previously won three titles in 2002 including Bali) but the Spaniard, who has amassed 29 WTA Tour singles titles and 67 doubles titles, says she doesn't intend to return to the Tour. 'I sometimes help her [Kuznetsova] in the tournament by supporting her. I don't plan to play any doubles. Now, I play for fun but I don't intend to come back on the tour. She [Kuznetsova] already has a doubles partner for next year. In Bali, she didn't have anybody, that's why I played with her,' explained Sanchez-Vicario. She firmly believes the Russians will continue to grab headlines next year after winning three out of the four Grand Slams of 2004. 'Definitely they have been dominating this year. They are a group of six or seven players and they have been playing very well,' said the Spaniard, who was ranked number one in singles and doubles in February 1995. 'I think they [Russia] are competing against each other. Everybody wants to do better than the other player and they are playing a very similar game. The one who is more consistent will be the one who will be higher in the rankings. They are all looking forward to be number one.' Best remembered as the player who defeated the once invincible Steffi Graf at the 1989 French Open final for her first career Grand Slam title, Sanchez-Vicario says the game has been built around power since she retired. 'I think the game is very powerful right now. I feel everybody is playing a similar game, hitting the ball. It's not like before when there was a bit more variety and style and when players had more charisma.'