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View Poll Results: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?
Svetlana Kuznetsova 18 15.52%
Nadia Petrova 24 20.69%
Anna Kournikova 39 33.62%
Dinara Safina 1 0.86%
Elena Likhovtseva 15 12.93%
Vera Zvonareva 1 0.86%
Anna Chakvetadze 0 0%
Elena Dementieva 4 3.45%
Maria Sharapova 12 10.34%
Other 2 1.72%
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Which Russian has/had the best net skills?



I'd say Kournikova.

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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

Petrova or Kournikova.
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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

Likhovtseva or Kournikova, then Kuznetsova.

Likhovtseva isn't as dazzling at the net as Kournikova is, but I think she is always very solid and reliable there. She always keeps her cool and never overplays a volley.
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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

Where is Myskina when she came to net she was pretty good.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQP6mNYkKAQ
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believe it or not, kournikova.

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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

I'd say Petrova > Kournikova >>>>> other Russians. They seem much more comfortable and natural at the net than the rest.

Oh, and the fact that someone voted for Sharapova just took all credibility away from this thread.

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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

I voted for Sharapova, just to piss Timmeh off.
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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

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I voted for Sharapova, just to piss Timmeh off.
Troll.

And someone voted for Lena.

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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

Kirilenko has good skills at net as well.

I would say Kournikova, Likhotseva, and Petrova.
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Troll.

And someone voted for Lena.
Lena's drop volley (what resembles it anyway) is the only thing she can do up there too. Her drive volleys and smashes are so bad...poor Lena.
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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

Definitely Nadya.


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Where is Myskina when she came to net she was pretty good.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQP6mNYkKAQ
Yes Myskina was pretty good at the net. But there are only 10 options and I wanted to see how many would vote for baseline specialists like Masha and Lena.

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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

Hard to say cause most of russian players dont come to the net very often,I would even say NEVER to make a "classic volley"

well to give an answer I would say likhovtseva or petrova.

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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

Without a doubt Anna Kornikova. It still baffles me why this kid wasn't groomed to win titles. She still has more talent then her some of counterparts do in 2008.
Anna had a solid fluid net game. She was a natural at the net. In fact she is still the best Russian netter this century. Second imho is Svetlana then Nadia.

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Re: Which Russian has/had the best net skills?

Nadia...or Anna?




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