1. Monica- great anticipation, does not make return errors often, even though her return suffered from Parche, it is still the best in the Women's game I think
2-Jennifer Capriati- Also has good anticipation, is smart about it, (she does not go for broke, but makes it a relatively offensive shot. Never Ever misses.
3-Daniela Hantuchova- WOW! She reminds me of the old Monica on the return. If you don't have a perfect second serve, you can kiss that point away. She paints all forms of corners (including the sideline/service line corner) in crosscourt, down the line, or reverse crosscourt varieties. She would be number one, but I am not sure whether she can do this consistently
4- Lindsay Davenport- Kills so many serves it is not funny. However, she does miss unlike the top two, but not as much as Serena.
5- Serena Williams- In terms of power, she is unmatched. In terms of intimidation (via the sheer power and the WHUH- AWWWWWWHHHH released afterwards) she is unmatched. In terms of placement, she is not as good as the top 4, and in terms of accuracy, she is only maybe average (she misses many returns)
Basically, Serena's return can be her best friend, or her worst enemy IMO.