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How would the top 10 look...

....if we still used wooden racquets? Of course we'll never know, but I want your opinions .....and please don't just gloat your faves

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i would be different, immediatly delete all of the power hitteres, whoop, we can just replace the top ten with ten others who arent such powerful girls! becuase i imagine these woodies does bad things for the power hitters.
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....if we still used wooden racquets? Of course we'll never know, but I want your opinions .....and please don't just gloat your faves
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Could you make a list please *Imagining Ruano-Pascual as world # 2*

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I like to think that champions will be champions regardless of the equipment or era they play in.
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Navratilova was like a power player in her time and she used wooden racquet technology.

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The thing about wood racquets is, the players who hit a slow ball now would be hitting a REALLY slow ball. You couldn't get ANY ball past a Venus Williams or Kim Clijsters or Justine Henin-Hardenne. The BIG power hitters would still hit a really fast paced ball. Serena and Lindsay would still have the best serves. But it would be MUCH easier to get to the net. A weak return from anybody is an immediate move-in-an-win.

Venus would play the way she plays on clay all the time. Move in a lot, as opposed to how she almost always stays back on hard courts.

Myskina might have trouble. She's not bit, not tall, and the high-tech racquet really helps her pace.

Dementieva 2nd serve might be sub-50 mph. Other players would take it closer to the service line than the baseline.

The high-tech racquets make the lesser players MORE competitive with the better players. Go back to wood, and the distance between the top 12 or so and everyone else might become acute.

The one player who I think would REALLY benefit is Patty Schnyder. But outside of her, I can't think of anyone outside the top 20 who'd suddenly move in. Bovina would probably move up a couple notches. BUt there are very few players inthe top 15 who hit every ball as hard as they can. Petrova and Sharapova come closest.

Serena would probably use LESS spin. She wouldn't have to topspin so much to corral her power with a wood racquet.

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Martina Hingis would still be around and would be number 1 in the world still. Honestly, her variety and complete game is so old school, and so made for wooden rackets. Also, we'd see a lot of serve and volleyers. I don't know if we can make the assumptions though of who would be in top 10, because I'm sure that players would adjust to the equipment.

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Martina Hingis would still be around and would be number 1 in the world still.
How could an injured player be no.1? She retired because of her ankle didn't she?
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I don't mean to say may fave player () but camon, we all know Silvia Farina would play great with a wooden racket

I'd say Conchita too


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I'd be number one with wooden racquets. And Virginia Wade has wooden hip replacements would that count?

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Could you make a list please *Imagining Ruano-Pascual as world # 2*
Ruano-Pascual
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There would be absolutely no difference in the rankings. An experiment was conducted by the BBC at Wimbledon - ‘The Scud’ was supplied with a wooden racquet and could still serve at the same speed as with today’s racquets.
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