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Who would win if they played there best Monica or Maria?

They both hit the felt off the ball, they both grunt loud, and they both are relatively slow . If they were to play there best agaisnt ecah other, who'd win?
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Seles would destroy Sharapova. Not to mention Seles was unreal in close matches late and Sharapova keeps blaming her fitness for wilting in 3rd sets against players like Henin, Clijsters, Mauresmo and would wilt against someone like Monica.
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Seles would destroy Sharapova. Not to mention Seles was unreal in close matches late and Sharapova keeps blaming her fitness for wilting in 3rd sets against players like Henin, Clijsters, Mauresmo and would wilt against someone like Monica.
I don't know if Monica would necessarily destroy Maria. But if one thing Monica was more amazing at in her hey day was her way of being incredibly accurate with her groundstrokes.

Monica rarely missed and what she might have lacked in variety and footspped she compensated for by being so damn consistent every point.

Still though, Maria hits a hard ball and I could easily see her forcing Monica into errors or at least forcing her to come up with a better shot.
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monica's movement was pretty damn good in her heyday. she was the best rallyer on tour AND arguably the best shotmaker. to try to beat that was extremely tough.

maria would challenge monica, but monica would win out of consistency and angle.
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I not sure if everyone else agrees with me but I think Monica hits harder than Masha.
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Sharapova is not relatively slow. If the WTA tour is Harvard, first of all everyone is well above average, second, Maria would be like a B student. Kim would be an A+...but Maria is above average, even at the top of the WTA tour.

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As for who would win...I'd say Monica right now...though Maria is not fully developed.

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monica's movement was pretty damn good in her heyday. she was the best rallyer on tour AND arguably the best shotmaker. to try to beat that was extremely tough.

maria would challenge monica, but monica would win out of consistency and angle.
Monica's footspeed was not pretty damn good. But she compensated for it by being deadly accurate and powerful off the ground. Much like Lindsay Davenport is today.
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They both hit the felt off the ball, they both grunt loud, and they both are relatively slow . If they were to play there best agaisnt ecah other, who'd win?
Before she was stabbed, Monica was fast enough to beat the very fast Graf.

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Monica's footspeed was not pretty damn good. But she compensated for it by being deadly accurate and powerful off the ground. Much like Lindsay Davenport is today.
Pre-93, Monica was not like Lindsay. She wasn't the quickest player out there of course, but she got to A LOT of balls. Much thanks to her anticipation, great footwork, and (at least) above average foot speed.

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This is a tough call, but i will have to go with Monica. She always knew how to figure out a way to win a seemingly lost match. Both players have intangibles that cant be taught, but Monica in her hey day was using them mutch better than Maria at the moment. But, bear in mind, Maria's hey day is still to come...
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It would be a pretty even match on grass, Monica blows her away on all other surfaces. Sorry, Big Masha, but Helen calls it as she sees it. People forget how great Monica was at her peak.

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Monica's footspeed was not pretty damn good. But she compensated for it by being deadly accurate and powerful off the ground. Much like Lindsay Davenport is today.
i don't know who you were watching in the early nineties, but monica played nothing like lindsay davenport. she was consistently making great gets and playing tremendous defense.
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Monica in two sets - one easy one difficult
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id say maria sharapova when shhe peaks and plays her best tennis in the future she would beat monica in her peak!

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