Originally posted by Williams_Rulez
Just out of interest... what is it you like about Martina's or Justine's tennis? I would like to try to appreciate those parts of their game the next time I watch them...
Well, I always liked orthodox tennis, I like the touches, the variety.
With them you don't know what's next, they can come up with anything, like Justine with that drop shot volley against Serena in Berlin.
I like to see the technique.
I always enjoyed a lot the volleys, but not the swing volleys the "classic volleys", and not simple put aways, but all the techniques, the approach shot (that should be normally a slice backhand), the coverage of the net, and the sutil touch there, not many players can do that (and Martina hasn't been doing that much lately
) that's part of the reason why I hate the men's game, with Rafter out nobody does that anymore.
I like when each ball is hit differently, when the player has a good footwork and gets to hit the ball in balance, with the right position, the right shoulder turn, the right swing.
This is not a critic to Venus, she is a great player and obviously her style is effective, but I have seen her hitting the ball withe a raised leg, that can be effective but IMO doesn't look good, esthetically, I don't like player running every ball and hitting as hard as they can, like Jennifer, or nearly not moving and also hitting everything hard (like Lindsay or Mary).
Again, that's just my taste and not a critic to any of the players mentioned above