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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2002, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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We already know who has the BEST shots in the top ten, time for the worst.

Here is the current top 10.

1. S.WILLIAMS

2. V.WILLIAMS

3. CAPRIATI

4. SELES

5. CLIJSTERS

6. DOKIC

7. HENIN

8. HINGIS

9. DAVENPORT

10. MAURESMO

Which player in the top ten has the worst.......
Forehand
Backhand
Volley
Serve
Movement
Mental problem (tennis I mean )

My list

Forehand- No one in the top ten has a bad forehand, infact, they are all incredible but my vote in this category goes to Amelie Mauresmo. She hits a heavy, powerful, topspin ball but it isn't always consistent. This shot breaks down when Amelie gets nervous.

Backhand- Toughest choice here. But i have to say Kim, only because it is a little inconsistent. When I think about her backhand during last years RG semi, it's looks just plain BAD. Once in a while, Kim misses a routine backhand badly. More so than other players.

Volley- Monica has the worst volley. Sure, she was making ALL of her swing/high volleys against Juju at Wimby quarters but she made almost NONE of the low balls at net. They either went long or wide or maybe both when Justine hit the ball waist level down to Monica.

Serve- This was between a choice of 4 players. Justine, Martina, Jelena, and Jenn. Justine often hits aces on her first serve, Martina can place her first serve very well often, and even though Jenn's serve can go off badley, it is sometimes a weapon. This left Jelena. Her serve is far from superb. Not a lot of speed or good placement, hardley any aces, and hardley any margin for error on the second serve.

Movement- So sorry Monica fans, but she gets my vote for the worst mover. She is not mobile compared to the other players. I think Davenport is a better mover than Seles as well as Jelena.

Mental- Im sorry to say that this goes to Justine. I thought that match against Serena at Berlin was her breakthrough match, but apparently, it wasnt. She struggled at Wimbledon closing out quite a few of her matches, the biggest one, her first round against Brie Rippner.

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I agree with everything you said


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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2002, 06:23 AM
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Worst....

Forehand-Amelie Mauresmo (top-spin lobs aren't a 4hand!)

Backhand-Clijsters (way too inconsistent)

Volley-Venus (don't even get me started!)

Serve-Capriati (she chases the ball along the service line)

Movement-Seles (did u see her match against Hingis? balls were right in front of her and she didn't even go for them)

Mental problem (tennis I mean )-probably Henin-she can't close out matches.
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No, I can't agree!!!

Kim has a better backhand than her forehand!!!
Kim's backhand is wonderful!! it's my favourite shot from her!!

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no one said kims backhand isnt wonderful, only rated 9 of the current best ten players with a better bh shot...hardly discrediting

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sorry but she hit so many wild ones during the past 2 GS that i just thought it wasn't that good. no offence though,
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Worst backhand is Kim, but only because all the other top 10 players have even better backhands... I mean, Kim's backhand is easy number 10 in the world.

I agree with Chripsy on all her choices... except the serve maybe. Jennifer's serve is almost as bad as Jelena's, and sometimes worst. Jelena serves more doublefaults, but I think she can control her first serve better. Jenn is always chasing her balls. But Jenn's serve is more effective, so on second thoughs, maybe I agree...

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stupid thread
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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2002, 10:47 AM
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stupid because the topic doesn't deserve any attention or stupid because mos tpeople seem to agree Kim has the worst backhand in the top 10?

I for oe think it's a topic that's open to debate because we always talk about the best shots and I think it's a little unique to think in the other diection and it also shows where maybe some players are lacking and thus are reducing their effectiveness.

I think a lot of people forget this is about the Top 10, Jelena has the worst serve in the top 10, but I think 99% of the Tour wish they had a serve like her.


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NICE THREAD
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Which player in the top ten has the worst.......
Forehand- Amilie Mauresmo (way too short)
Backhand- Kim Clijsters (everyone in the top ten has beautiful bachkands-but hers is no. 10 in the world I think)
Volley- Jelena Dokic (she is even more uncomfortable at Net than Monica. At least monica can stay at net even if she makes errors! Jelena is constantly backing up after one volley)
Serve- Jelena Dokic (I disagree that most non top tenners would like to have her serve. She definately has the worst serve in the top 30, and probably in the top 50. Her serve is average speed, but she double faults more than anyone)
Movement- Monica (no comment)
Mental problem (tennis I mean )- Amilie Mauresmo (i think the only reason more people don't say her is because she breaks down before television can show her on tv, wheras when justine breaks down, it is on international television. Amilie breaks down more, and earlier than Justine though.

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Movement- Monica (no comment)
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Re: We already know who has the BEST shots in the top ten, time for the worst.

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[BMovement- So sorry Monica fans, but she gets my vote for the worst mover. She is not mobile compared to the other players. I think Davenport is a better mover than Seles as well as Jelena.

THOUGHTS?? [/B]
Monica is not as mobile as the other players, but she's not too bad.

Remember she hits early and uses two hands on both sides which makes her look worse than she is.
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I dont know whether this is slightly off the subject but i would say the worst shot in the top 10 is serena's attempts to hit a forehand slice, i have seen her try and do this many times with limited success, most of the time it just so bad timing and poor footwork that it just looks awful. Also i pretty much agree with the rest of the threads but Kim clijsters backhand isnt that bad, i mean she hasnt been playing well anyway, so when she gets her game back i am sure that will improve aswell.

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