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post #8 of (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 2002, 01:07 AM
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i have to say i prefer all-court play. i don't like straight baseline play or straight serve and volley play. if i hada to choose it would be baseline but i prefer a player like the new bovina who has the power to match the top players from the baseline but can also goes to the net. another player like this is bedanova but she does not have quite as much power.

i have to admit that i like raw power on the serve and i think with the game as it is now, those players like tulyaganova, bielik, molik, petrova and baltacha will be consistent top 15 players if not top 10 for the next few years as long as they develop.

i think serena is trying to bring in an all-court game while others like capriati, venus and dokic are not. what i find wierd is that when venus, dokic and clijsters play doubles they do well and yet they do not volley much in singles.

i pick diversity over power.

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.

also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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