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The BBC thinks Justine is the most naturally talented player

This article appeared on the BBC website. I am too lazy to find it there so this is a link to a textual copy on my page

http://www.justine-henin.net/article.asp?id=124
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Henin, arguably the most naturally talented player in the world in terms of shot-making...
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I agree (though I may lean towards a healthy Hingis )- she has the nicest game to watch too, IMO.
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I think it's a tie between Henin & Hingis!
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can someone explain to me what does it mean by naturally talented? Her shots look to me too much of an effort because she has to use her whole body to generate the power. While on the other hand, serena just hit the ball effortlessly, and with amazing angles. Did anyone see that shot she made against Henin at the Italian open that even Henin had to clapped her hands? That's pure touch and court savvy. Is that naturally talented or what?
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Sorry to spoil the fun or joy , but what's the brits knows about tennis?

they must be kidding...

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Sorry to spoil the fun or joy , but what's the brits knows about tennis?

they must be kidding...

Oh, they just invented the game, nothing else...
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I agree, it's always nice to watch Justine play. Although I have to say most of the top players, are all very talented.

Also I believe Tennis was invented by french monks.
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Sorry to spoil the fun or joy , but what's the brits knows about tennis?

they must be kidding...
do i even have to guess who u think are the most talented players?

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Sorry to spoil the fun or joy , but what's the brits knows about tennis?

they must be kidding...
The fact that Great Britain has been unable to produce top players in a very long time doesn't mean they don't know about tennis.

I find that the british media (at least BBC, The Guardian and other serious sitles) is far less biased than the americans for example, who only pay attention to their own players.

The UK hosts the most important and traditional tennis tournament in the world, and I find the BBC articles to be most of the time very objective and accurate.

Of course, when you use the words "better", "best" "most talented" you are introducing a bit of subjectivity, but it can be taken seriously if the writed is well based.
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can someone explain to me what does it mean by naturally talented? Her shots look to me too much of an effort because she has to use her whole body to generate the power. While on the other hand, serena just hit the ball effortlessly, and with amazing angles. Did anyone see that shot she made against Henin at the Italian open that even Henin had to clapped her hands? That's pure touch and court savvy. Is that naturally talented or what?
And since when using the whole body to generate power isn't talent?

Serena hits the ball effortlessy? so? that means she is stronger, it's obvious to anyone who has ever seen them that Serena is way bigger and stronger than Justine, Serena can generate power with her arms only, which allows her to hit winner when she is out of balance. Justine can't, that doesn't mean she isn't naturally talented, only that she isn't as naturally strong, the fact that she can generate power with her body build says a lot about her technique doesn't it?

Serena is one of the quickest, if not the quickest players in the tour, that allows her to get in a good position to shot the ball most of the times.

I am not saying Serena isn't naturally talented, just that you are totally confusing concepts.

On a side note, nobody taught Justine how to hit the backhand, if that's not natural talent, then what natural talent is?
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nothing against Justine but the greatest and best backhand ever talk after each beautiful point she makes with it is sometimes very annoying(I blame that on the commentators though, not on her)

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Oh, they just invented the game, nothing else...
LMAO! Oh that's all!

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I am not sure if technique = natural talent. when I saw Justin's ground stroke, I don't feel that she is that naturally talented. her backhand is great, but there are lots of players who have great backhand. The only difference is that she uses one handed backhand. But if you talk about her volly, yeah, I THINK SHE IS very naturally talented in that department.
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I don't know if she is the most talented, but she certainly is talented.
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