Re: Who's better on clay: Clijsters or Safina?
Finesse shots, seriously!?! This is Safina you are talking about right. Not that Clijsters is great at those either, but Safina doesnt have the slighest bit of ability to hit with feel or finesse. I dont think I have ever seen her attempt a drop shot that wasnt a laugher. And her so called majorly overpowering game couldnt even hit through 40 year old Date (yeah I know she wasnt at her best anymore, but still seriously).
I admit I am probably not the best one to get involved in a debate on this with though as I genuinely was never that impressed with Safina period, even when at her best in 2008-2009. I am of the large school who believes she was a hugely bogus #1 who got there by accident for a bit during the trainwreck of the WTA tour. She was a good solid player, and on clay which is by far her best surface a very good player, but not someone who ever belonged at such a place. And I am one who will give due credit to even players I dont like (eg- Serena, Seles, Sharapova). I know there are some who rate her abilities more highly than I do though, so to each their own in this case.