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Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

Forget about ranking, titles, win-loss record, H2H. Forget about the fact that they're your favourite player. Forget that you think they're hot.

Based on TALENT alone, who is your Top 10?

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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

1. Henin
2. Serena
3. Mauresmo
4. Venus
5. Davenport
6. Petrova
7. Hingis
8. Kuznetsova
9. Jankovic
10. Safarova

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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

1. Venus
2. Martina
3. Serena
4. Masha
5. Amelie
6. Justine
7. Jelena
8. Lindsay
9. Elena
10. Ana

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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

1. Henin
2. Schnyder
3.Mauresmo
4.Hingis
5. Jankovic
6. Kuznetsova
7. Safarova
8. Davenport
9. Radwanska
10. Hantuchova

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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

I think some people just have this belief that playing with variety = more talent which I think is rubbish.
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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

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I think some people just have this belief that playing with variety = more talent which I think is rubbish.
Anyone who is big and tall can practice smashing balls and nothing else and become quite good at it. Talent is variety, or possessing those kinds of shots that cannot be taught, or learnt by repitition.
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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

Patty
Justine
Serena
Lucie Safarova
Amelie
Sveta
Daniela
Maria
Ana
Hana Sromova in fact, I meant it a bit seriously..I saw her hit some extraordinary shots not everyone could hit

Simona Halep
Juan Martin Del Potro

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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

Yes, but maybe being big and tall is also a talent. It's also something you're born with and it can't be taught

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Yes, but maybe being big and tall is also a talent. It's also something you're born with and it can't be taught
By repition, I said. I wish being tall were a talent. But until it is, I'm just plain talentless.
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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

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Yes, but maybe being big and tall is also a talent. It's also something you're born with and it can't be taught
Exactly, and I disagree about what he said about variety and finesse being a godgiven quality. Quite conversely, these are the shots that ARE taught and require a lot more work. That's often why players who possess variety are hard workers and take a longer time to develop.

And the ability to take enormous swings at the ball to propel it at breakneck speeds with little spin and be consistent requires an INSANE amount of timing and hand eye-coordination, and if anything, that's more written in the DNA than a player developing a good drop shot or slice.
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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

1. Radwanska
2. Schnyder
3. Hingis
4. Jankovic
5. Henin
6. Mauresmo
7. Petrova
8. Kuznetsova
9. Szavay
10. Hantuchova

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I think some people just have this belief that playing with variety = more talent which I think is rubbish.
Don't project your insecurities about your favourite onto us. Just put her in your fucking Top 10. Stop looking to others for validation. And keep in mind that my own favourite gets as much criticism as yours particularly about a match that happened almost 5 years ago!!!

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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

Interesting that some you included Sveta. I like her a lot and am glad to see that, but do you know that a few years back Spanish Tennis Federation watched her play and decided that Sveta is not talented enough for them to support her application for Spanish citizenship... I thought you might want to know

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Interesting that some you included Sveta. I like her a lot and am glad to see that, but do you know that a few years back Spanish Tennis Federation watched her play and decided that Sveta is not talented enough for them to support her application for Spanish citizenship... I thought you might want to know
I'm sure they are happy about that decision.

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Re: Your Top10 based on TALENT alone.

These are not in any particular order, just the order in which I thought of them.

Safarova
Henin
S.Williams
V.Williams
Ivanovic
Hingis
Bartoli
Makarova
Mauresmo
Schnyder
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