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Who else but Martina Hingis or Samantha Stosur can do this?


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I just can't understand the delusional haters who say that Sam Stosur is not good at the net

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Re: Who else but Martina Hingis or Samantha Stosur can do this?

there actually was a post here a week or 2 ago about Venus doing that

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Re: Who else but Martina Hingis or Samantha Stosur can do this?

That actually does every decent volleyer / doubles player

Cara Black hit plenty of them in one match...from forehand or backhand
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Re: Who else but Martina Hingis or Samantha Stosur can do this?

Yeah I mean some players can do it but most of them just can't produce this kind of quality shots, I mean imagining Azarenka or Wozniacki doing this it's just impossible

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Use [ut]lalala&start=aa[/ut] format where aa is a second you want the vid to start at.

Nothing spectacular btw.
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Amelie did it all the time but I love me some Sam so

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Re: Who else but Martina Hingis or Samantha Stosur can do this?

Just shut up. Sam is a competent volleyer at best.
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Re: Who else but Martina Hingis or Samantha Stosur can do this?

1. Why is she being compared with Martina????

2. I can name other players who can and did do it routinely; I've seen even Sharapova hit a couple of drop half-volleys

3. For someone who has been doubles world no.1, her net-skills suck )relatively) at singles, but mostly in the area of approaches or first volleys; in doubles, you are at the net anyway, so maybe those skills are not tested much.

4. I play with the RPM blast, and you don't get much feel with it. You need to get a good amount of racket on the ball to get it over the net i.e. its hard to hit touch shots with it.
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Someone's insecure.

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Re: Who else but Martina Hingis or Samantha Stosur can do this?

Someone's frustrated at pathetic haters, blame me for that

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1. Why is she being compared with Martina????

2. I can name other players who can and did do it routinely; I've seen even Sharapova hit a couple of drop half-volleys

3. For someone who has been doubles world no.1, her net-skills suck )relatively) at singles, but mostly in the area of approaches or first volleys; in doubles, you are at the net anyway, so maybe those skills are not tested much.

4. I play with the RPM blast, and you don't get much feel with it. You need to get a good amount of racket on the ball to get it over the net i.e. its hard to hit touch shots with it.
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Many doubles players have very technically sound volleys, it's just they are unable to approach well enough in singles to put themselves in a good position, whereas in doubles, you are already in position.

That being said, I don't think Stosur's volleys are technically very good.

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Re: Who else but Martina Hingis or Samantha Stosur can do this?

You could've tried using a better example.

You also could've tried not comparing her net skills to Martina's.
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Re: Who else but Martina Hingis or Samantha Stosur can do this?

well obviously chak is net GOAT to then, cus i can find a point where she hits a stunning half volley and then volley winner, as proof like it is fact now


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Re: Who else but Martina Hingis or Samantha Stosur can do this?

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Yeah I mean some players can do it but most of them just can't produce this kind of quality shots, I mean imagining Azarenka or Wozniacki doing this it's just impossible
Stop using examples like Azarenka when you clearly don't know shit, Vika is a good volleyer and I'd even say that she's as good at the net as Stosur, in singles. Just watch:


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