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Okie i started one on the NT thread but i want some response from the posters on the GM thread as well! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

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Iva Majoli....

Short compact strokes without a full followthrough with power and great control and angles.

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ferrero, not sure if any women have a style of game like this. heavy spin but quite a bit of power, whippy, very physically based game (fitness fitness fitness, speed speed speed, endurance endurance endurance...) hes my idol <img src="cool.gif" border="0">
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my game is much like Jana novotna and Time Heman.

i have confidence on my net skill. also my approaching shots almost are slice. just like Novotna. i use slice to control my opponent to stay behind the baseline. when i see the chance i will use my powerful forehand--a little top spin to hit the ball. however, i don't have so strong serve. it's just ok, but i still play a lot of serve-and-volley style. so jana novotna and time henman became my favorate players a few years ago. so sad that not many serve and volley style top players are still playing since jana novotna retired. on man side too. later who can be my idol?

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I change my mind, I think I am more like Venus. I am as thin as her, yet I hit as hard, if not harder than her. My game is by no means safe, I hit flat and hard groundies, hardly consistent or safe. My serve is rather big, but I have no idea how big it really is. Of course, my second serve is nowhere as good as Venus'. I am rather fast too, but I don't have Venus' reach. Venus has a great backhand, but I think my forehand is better than my backhand, unlike Venus. I which I could have Venus' backhand.... <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" />

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W_R: Is that Venus' model of racket you are using? <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

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Surprisingly, my favorite player, Monica Seles. Two handed everything! lol (except serve of course!) I can't wait for my school's season to start again. I can't wait to be on the courts again. Also, I usually blow it at net on big points (DAMN two hander!). ummm...Monica did that all last summer against Venus and Lidnsey <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

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Yup, I'm using a Venus racket too. I stole it from her pack too. It is a racket Venus the goddess has used before, that's why it is so amazing! It's been blessed <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

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Strangely enough I'd have to say that my game resembles that of Hingis's...a player who I have a lot of respect for, but is far from a favorite of mine. My serve is more of a set-up tool than a weapon in itself, I beat players by using a wide variety of tactics (chip-charge, serve-volley, moonballs, counter-punch...you name it) and focus upon exploiting their weaknesses. Any Martina fans know if she generally hits flat-backhand drives? If so, then it really is scary how much it resembles. But I guess it makes sense, she was #1 and I watched her heaps when I was learning to play...

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Well since i hit two hands off both sides I guess hhmmmm....this one is hard.....hmmmmmm? LOL
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Mine resembles Mary Pierce's: a lot of power, good first serve, average second serve, below average net play, and no options on a bad day...
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Magnus Norman and Thomas Enqvist - Forehand! They usually play at baseline and most using forehand same as me. I had lethal forehand (with one-handed) <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> They was few using backhand same as me.

Silvia Farina-Elia or Nathalie Tauziat - Backhand! They always using one-handed backhand at left of the court in middle IF the ball is slow <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> If the ball is fast so, I use two-handed backhand same as umm... probadly Iroda Tulyaganova <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

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Jimmy Connors. Connors was never my fav, but I've got his all court game, right down to being a lefty, a lethal backhand, and the fatal weakness off the forehand <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

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Ever since I was a child, I have always had the ability to mimic anyones game to a tee. This always annoyed my opponents because more often than not, I could change to a style of play that could defeat them. My junior coach used to call me the Chameleon, my opponents called me something else (LOL). <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" />

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Ummm

my style of play is to hit hard and flat groundies from both wings altho I can hit a good slice off the forehand side as well and fell okay coming to net and playing dropshots etc...

I actually find it more difficult to hit cross court backhands, and find hitting up the lines much easier....

One thing I can NEVER get rite is using topspin, how do you hit the ball to get topspin???

I seriously have no idea!

Oh and my serve could get a bit more punch to it, any ideas on how to do that?

So who do u guys think I play like coz I have no idea..........LOL!!

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