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First to the net

Which of the current female players is most likely to make the trip to the net a major part of thier game.

Of the top players I think Amelie, and Venus, would be the most sucessfull. Are there any players bold enough to make the transition? To my mind Amelie has he best volleys on tour right now.

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She's got great hands too but is she bold enough to make that change

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Vaidosva is a serve-net player...

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You should look to the future in Miss Michaella Kraijeck(sp). Definitely unafraid to come to net.


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You should look to the future in Miss Michaella Kraijeck(sp). Definitely unafraid to come to net.

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Molik's been known to work the net pretty successfully

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Petrova going to the net? give me a break, she is way too slow for that.

Amelie has good hands, but she doesn't feel comfortable, she won't do it against a top player.

Venus?

Alicia and Justine can do it. Kim could but she doesn't seem to like it.

The only time I saw Vaidisova she went to the net to shake hands, I won't judge her for one match though.

now, if it's about just coming to the net to finish off the point (set by a groundstroke), instead of real volleys, then many more can do it, including Venus, Serena, Maria, Lindsay. They all have great groundstrokes and anybody can put away a short ball.
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Justine definitely. She spends alot of time up at net to finish off points. In the Olympic finals she was at net alot. She also went to net alot throughout the 2004 IW. She's definitely in my mind the best net player currently.
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Alicia for sure. She used to be a serve volley type
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Mary Pierce! I'd say she goes to net more frequently than any other player on the tour! She's awesome!!
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Winning at the net is not the same as having good volleys. A good approach shot is what is most essential to the net-charging style of play.

Amelie may have some of the best volleys on the women's tour, but her approach shots sometimes makes me . She really needs to flatten out her stroke and hit it deeper if she wants to come to the net more.

Venus has good approach shots, and rarely makes mistakes on easy volleys, but lacks both the desire to develop a good net game as well as the flair to tackle the most difficult volleys. Sometimes, I think Venus is bluffing (i.e. hopes to draw a weak pass or force her opponents to go for too much) when she goes to the net, which worked well when she still had the intimidation factor going for her.

Right now, I would say Ju and Alicia has the best chance because they are not afraid to take up the net position, pick the right spots to attack the net, and have confident volleys.

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Krajicek for sure.

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