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Exclamation Mary Classifies Top Players as either "Big Banger" or "All Court"

Mary made the following classifications:

Big Bangers
Sharapova
V. Williams
S. Williams

All Court
Davenport
Mauresmo
Clijsters
Henin

What do you think? Davenport as All Court

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X: In Indian Wells you talked about what a player needs to become No. 1 nowadays. It seems like there is a "big banger" camp and an "all-court" camp -- I want to run the names of the players likely to be in the race for the year-end No. 1, and I want to see what camp you put them in.

MP: Okay.

X: (Lindsay) Davenport.

MP: (Exhales, pauses) Hmmmmmm....that's a tough one...yeah, because she's not afraid to come into the net, but she doesn't come in a lot, so...that's tough. She's just good all-around...

X: What about (Amelie) Mauresmo?

MP: Mauresmoooooooo...yeah, all-around.

X: (Maria) Sharapova?

MP: Sharapova's a big banger.

X: Venus (Williams)?

MP: More a big banger.

X: Serena:

MP: A big banger.

X: How about the two Belgians?

MP: Kimmmmmm, and Justine I would say, all-around.
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where does she classify herself?
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Great, more labels and boxes.
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Davenport should obvious be in the first category.
I wonder where Elena D would fall.
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It seems Lindsay only got into the all court game group by having touch and good volleys... I'd say Lindsay is both!

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Elena D = Big all court banger

Good Luck in 2005 to:

Martina Hingis-Welcome Back!

Venus Williams-Queen of Tennis

Ana Ivanovic-Future Champion

Kim Clijsters-Darling of Tennis

Honorable Mentions: Dinara Safina, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Lindsay Davenport, Svetlana Kuznetsova. Good Luck Girls!
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Mary Pierce is legendary! I love her!
Sharapova a big banger!? Nice. My favourite part of the interview ---->
[/i][i]X: What about (Amelie) Mauresmo?
MP: Mauresmoooooooo...yeah, all-around.
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Great, more labels and boxes.
Personally, when 'big banger' is a category I'll forgive the limitations of labels.
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so Davenport doesnt come in a lot, but shes all court...
Venus and Serena (to a lesser extent) come in loads nowadays and they're bangers...



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She had a tough time putting Lindsay in there. Lindsay plays a lot of doubles and so has great touch at the net so yes she has an all-cour game. Venus too i'd say would fall in that category. Serena and Maria don't come to the net and thats understandable because their net game isn't all that great .
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Serena goes to the net quite a lot in general
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Maria should be up there in the big bangers The others all have all court playing abilities, but dont employ them that much. Lindsay and Venus are both very capable at the net but have good enough basline games not to need to be up there every other point. Serena can't really volley well, at all.

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where does she classify herself?
jock? She is always refering to female tennis players as jocks. I wonder if she thought she was one?
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I think Venus and Lindsay are both more all court than Kim. Kim doesn't come into net enough IMO.

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