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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2004, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Who hits harder: Mirjana Lucic or Julia Vakulenko?

This has nothing to do with talent, or who would win a match between these two players. Just who hits harder groundstrokes?
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(anybody who has actually seen Mirjana Lucic hit a tennis ball in the last four years gets a ten dollar cash prize)
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(anybody who has actually seen Mirjana Lucic hit a tennis ball in the last four years gets a ten dollar cash prize)
see recent US Open loss to venus. moron.
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I have that match on tape.

It's kind of funny because Venus played pretty bad, and still double bageled Mirjana.
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I have that match on tape.

It's kind of funny because Venus played pretty bad, and still double bageled Mirjana.
sadly, ur right...lol
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Who?..&...Who???

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(anybody who has actually seen Mirjana Lucic hit a tennis ball in the last four years gets a ten dollar cash prize)
...French Open 2001 third round vs Capriati...payment details in link in my signature...thanks...
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Oh, and Mirjana hits much much harder than Julia.

As of USO 2002, Mirjana was the hardest hitter on tour.

She's probably worse now, with her never playing challengers and all.
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Who?..&...Who???
lucic is a wimbledon 1999 semifinalist, played RG quallies 2003, lost to venus at 1R us open 2002...and vakulenko is ranked in the top 100 i beleive...
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Mirjana won 97 & 98 Bol, and is one of 6 players off the top of my head that won a title in her 1st WTA event.

She sucks now.
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I have that match on tape.

It's kind of funny because Venus played pretty bad, and still double bageled Mirjana.
hey do you know where i can get a copy of that match? i havent seen lucic play for ages but from hearing she hits as hard or harder than the williams sisters i can say she definately hits harder than julia. julia hits hard, very hard, but the williams sisters do hit harder, actually i would say sharapova hits harder than julia also. i think julia hits about as hard as davenport and lucic hits harder than that. and while we are on this topic i heard that jewell peterson (2 handed stroke player i believe) whacks the ball even harder than lucic.

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hey do you know where i can get a copy of that match? i havent seen lucic play for ages but from hearing she hits as hard or harder than the williams sisters i can say she definately hits harder than julia. julia hits hard, very hard, but the williams sisters do hit harder, actually i would say sharapova hits harder than julia also. i think julia hits about as hard as davenport and lucic hits harder than that. and while we are on this topic i heard that jewell peterson (2 handed stroke player i believe) whacks the ball even harder than lucic.
i heard of peterson as well..id love to see her play to make a comparison...
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I was at the USOpen first round and it wasn't so much Venus played badly that I think once she figured out (which wasn't hard to do AND VERY EARLY) that Mirjana was just going for her shots without any rhyme or reason, Venus decided to let the self-destruction happen. Haven't had the chance to see Vakulenko play in person but she looked like she was whacking the ball pretty good at the French last year.
But the hardest hitters I've ever seen up close are (in no particular order) Venus, Mary Pierce, Mirjana, Davenport and Seles.

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