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Who are the ten best, and cleanest ball stikers of the current active players?

Who are they?

Here's my list:

1. Lindsay Davenport
2. Mary Pierce
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Daniela Hantuchova
5. Ana Ivanovic
6. Nicole Vaidisova
7. Serena Williams
8. Jelena Dokic
9. Venus Williams
10. Martina Hingis

Honorable Mention: Clijsters, Myskina, Safina, Chakvetadze, Yakimova, Razzano, Na Li, Golovin, & Groenefeld.


What's your list?

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Who are they?

Here's my list:

1. Lindsay Davenport
2. Mary Pierce
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Daniela Hantuchova
5. Ana Ivanovic
6. Nicole Vaidisova
7. Serena Williams
8. Jelena Dokic
9. Venus Williams
10. Martina Hingis

Honorable Mention: JHH, Clijsters, Myskina, Mauresmo, Safina, & Groenefeld.

What's your list?
so basically all the top players

Anastasia Myskina


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so basically all the top players
You usually have to be a good ball striker to get to the top.

Jelena Dokic is not really a top player, atm. A few of them aren't on that list.
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Honorable Mention: JHH, Clijsters, Myskina, Mauresmo, Safina, & Groenefeld.
JHH and Mauresmo? Are you serious? I wouldn't say so.

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JHH and Mauresmo? Are you serious? I wouldn't say so.
I wasn't going to put them on there, but I'm sure their fans would be mad if they weren't mentioned.
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1) Lindsay Davenport
2) Maria Sharapova
3) Nicole Vaidisova
4) Serena Williams
5) Na Li
6) Ana Ivanovic
7) Anastacia Myskina
8) Venus Williams
9) Mary Pierce
10) Maria Kirilenko

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I'm not so sure about everyone, but Lindsay Davenport is by far the cleanest ball striker on tour now, and may very well be of all time too.

Mary Pierce is very clean as well when she is at her best. Same with Serena. Maria is very consistant on her shots too.
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what makes a good ball striker?

ROCK ON:
elena dementieva, serena williams, caroline wozniacki, ana ivanovic
david nalbandian, rafael nadal, andy murray, gael monfils, jo-wilfried tsonga
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I wasn't going to put them on there, but I'm sure their fans would be mad if they weren't mentioned.
not really, at least for me (Momo)

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19. In the period from January to April 2006 Dr. Skalny sent very detailed messages to Ms Sharapova [...]: “Mildronate 1-2 X 10, repeat in 2 wks (before training or competition)”; “1 hr before competition, 2 pills of Mildronate”; “During games of special importance, you can increase your Mildronate dose to 3-4 pills (1 hr before the match). However, it is necessary to consult me on all these matters (please call)”; “30 minutes prior to a training session: Mildronat – 1 Capsule. 30-45 minutes prior to a tournament Mildronat 2 capsules”.
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not really, at least for me (Momo)
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what makes a good ball striker?
From what I gather : hitting tons of spins and slices doesn't fit this category

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19. In the period from January to April 2006 Dr. Skalny sent very detailed messages to Ms Sharapova [...]: “Mildronate 1-2 X 10, repeat in 2 wks (before training or competition)”; “1 hr before competition, 2 pills of Mildronate”; “During games of special importance, you can increase your Mildronate dose to 3-4 pills (1 hr before the match). However, it is necessary to consult me on all these matters (please call)”; “30 minutes prior to a training session: Mildronat – 1 Capsule. 30-45 minutes prior to a tournament Mildronat 2 capsules”.
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From what I gather : hitting tons of spins and slices doesn't fit this category
Right on!
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what makes a good ball striker?
Someone who has a crisp sound when they hit the ball usually.
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Dementieva is also a good ball striker.

Peng and Kirilenko are good ball strikers at times as well.
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Outside the people who have already been mentioned, id add Kveta Peschke whos prob the flatest hitter on the tour

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