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Venus Williams 60 41.38%
Amelie Mauresmo 5 3.45%
Justine Henin 49 33.79%
Svetlana Kuznetsova 3 2.07%
Martina Hingis 5 3.45%
Jelena Jankovic 23 15.86%
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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2007, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Best Mover on Tour ?

There was atime when Serena would have ben right up there but right now it seems the main contenders are Venus, Mauresmo and Henin. Personally i would go Venus.

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Re: Best Mover on Tour ?

in terms of being abale to hit attacking shots outwide then venus but in terms of speed dementieva is probably just that bit quicker than everybody!
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no i think venus is quicker than everybody too
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Venus is Gazelle like

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Tough to call between Venus and Henin. Serena is very good moving up and down, but her lateral movement has gotten worse. She still plays good defense though.
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E.Dementieva, V.Williams or C.Pin !

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Re: Best Mover on Tour ?

I'd have to go with Justine, she just doesn't have so many bad days like Venus, when everything goes wrong. Venus is a close second though, then the rest.
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What does having bad days have to do with movement?
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Venus on grass. Henin on every other surface.

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Re: Best Mover on Tour ?

Venus is much faster than everyone on grass and hard courts...probably henin on clay. Sorry for leaving out Dementieva, but she doesn't do much with the ball all the time when she gets there.

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dementieva
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Re: Best Mover on Tour ?

Venus only had to take a few huge strides and shes there... whereas Justine takes has to take so much more just to make up the same ground .. its hard to tell...

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Re: Best Mover on Tour ?

Somebody asked our man Wertheim about this--FWIW I think his list included Venus, Lena D., Justine and a couple of others.

Of course it's hard to say. Somebody ranked 90 in the world might be flat out faster than any of the Top 10, but lack the stroke to capitalize on their speed.

I don't know how fast Makiri is, but there was a set of photos of her and Elena running drills together and Lena was just blowing her away speedwise.

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Venus only had to take a few huge strides and shes there... whereas Justine takes has to take so much more just to make up the same ground .. its hard to tell...
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Re: Best Mover on Tour ?

I think it´s between Justine, Venus and Jelena very tough to say.
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