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Who is the best VOLLEYER from active players and who is the best volleyer ever?

I don´t know if we had a similar thread but...

Who do you think is the best volleyer? Who is the best to watch on the net and why??? I personaly like Cara Black´s skills on the net...it´s amazing how she is playing on the net, her volleys are great, and I´m enjoyed every match she was playing..and which she is palying in doubles now...I also heard Lisa Raymond is also great volleyer but unfortunately, I didn´t see her long time

+ Who is the best volleyer from current players playing also SINGLES?
I must agree with wally, MJMS and Vinci are one of the best from active singles player, very enjoyable

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Re: Who is the best VOLLEYER from active players and who is the best volleyer ever?

Lisa Raymond followed closely by Cara Black.


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Re: Who is the best VOLLEYER from active players and who is the best volleyer ever?

Su-Wei Hsieh is pretty awsome at the net when she's on!

As already mentioned Cara has great reactions and her IO BH volley is gorgeous.

Among 'top' active singles players I think kiri & bepa (maybe I'm bias) have good natural awareness & touch at the net, Henin's good at the net too but her volleys are more manufactured than natural, IMO.

Also, I might get shot down for this but, I really like Sveta's FH volley



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Hingis is not active. She was a phenomenal volleyer though.

I'd say the other Martina is the best women's volleyer of all time.

As for the current tour .... Raymond and Black are excellent. Of the big guns who are actually in the mix in singles, I'd say ....ummm ....
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no great volleyer actually but who cares?? bitchy navratilova is behind this thread?? i prefer powerful players......over novotna (?) or BJKing or navratilovnisava .....Serve volley boring as hell.....
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OK I have another idea...the next question is...who is greatest volleyer from players playing also singles right now..not just from doubles specialist?
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I think among top singles players Clijsters has the best volley. The 2nd part is that Kim's net awareness and net instincts are rather mediocre, so she really doesn't get enough credit.

Technically though on BOTH wings Clijsters volley is the most solid.
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Hingis is not active. She was a phenomenal volleyer though.
Hingis was a good volleyer in doubles but rarely came to the net in singles. Can't compare with the other Martina.
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I just scanned the top 30. I'd say maybe Petrova or Henin have the best volleys, but really they're not that amazing, except for the fact that Justine's are jealous and discriminatory!

I can't remember if Kim's volleys are good. Serena's are much better than lots of people give her credit for. Venus has great swinging volleys.
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I think among top singles players Clijsters has the best volley. The 2nd part is that Kim's net awareness and net instincts are rather mediocre, so she really doesn't get enough credit.

Technically though on BOTH wings Clijsters volley is the most solid.
We're talking about genuine volleys here, not drive volleys !
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Kim or Henin. Henin hasn't impressed me too much with her netgame this year though. Petrova can be good as well... hmmm.. it's sad that the net game of most of htese players is lacking

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Su-Wei Hsieh is pretty awsome at the net when she's on!

As already mentioned Cara has great reactions and her IO BH volley is gorgeous.

Among 'top' active singles players I think kiri & bepa (maybe I'm bias) have good natural awareness & touch at the net, Henin's good at the net too but her volleys are more manufactured than natural, IMO.
Yeah, I heard in Hantuchova´s interwiev once, that she is very active on the net and she has a good reactions, also as somebody else mentionted, Venus´ volley´s can be also on high level
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We're talking about genuine volleys here, not drive volleys !
Don't you need to be busy comparing yourself to Graf? It is still Clijsters on technique. Actual application is where it gets debatable.
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