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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2006, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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Who is the Faster Player??? Venus or Kim?

I think Venus can be faster because of her long legs and explosive reach, but Kim is more consistently faster and plays more behind the baseline than venus.

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Venus is faster... If you put them on the track and have them race, Venus would win; hwoever, I think on the tennis courts Kim covers more ground moving forward, but I think Venus slightly has the edge in side to side movment due to her tremendous reach
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Serena (in prime shape) moves better than anyone.

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I agree that if you put the two in a race Venus would probably win.
Kim, however moves well on a tennis court side to side as well as forwards. Venus has great reach because she's so tall but I think Kim's movement is better.
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Amazing how you guys are so sure who is faster. Unless players have speedometers attached to their shoe laces i am afraid we will never know, Players will move as fast as they need to for every point don't they? The closest we can get to in comparison is probably judge how players like kim and venus will play maria on the same surface. Comparing Venus/maria at wimby versus kim/maria on a hard court may not be accurate.
While kim and venus seem so fast, serena and justine seem pretty quick too.

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I think when Venus is playing her speed is more effective because she's able to put more pace on a ball when stretched whereas Kim has to go for more of a defensive shot. Venus just has great speed and reach.

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I would say Kim.
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I think Venus because she's so tall

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Kim and JHH are the best movers right now on the tour

back in the day Venus and Serena were better but not now obviously
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Kim and JHH are the best movers right now on the tour

back in the day Venus and Serena were better but not now obviously
do u mean b/c vee and ree don't play? I don't understand that comment...
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Venus. When they play each other it's usually not the power that gets to Kim, it's the speed of Venus.
The Venus Kim beat in the US Open last year was exhausted from Fed Cup and a bad cold. Venus still was a couple of games from winning the match in straights.

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between the two of them....Venus...longer legs, and man can she move

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