Re: Who have more power in her stoke? Venus or Kvitova?
Venus used to hit very hard. Her groundstrokes were incredibly penetrating above the rest around 99-03, esp peaking in 00-02 it was comparable with the men's strokes.
From 04- 08, Venus still had some sting in her shots, but weren't comparable to her early years. She was still up there with the top power players though.
From 09 to 11, Venus' strokes lost a lot of power. She could hit decently at times with not much power. She couldn't hit people off the court any more, instead sometimes got overpowered herself.
The Venus- Kimiko match at Wimby 11 was a joke. The reason Kimiko was able to exchange back and forth with Venus, because she played like a pusher, no power in her shots that made Kimko who has good hands looked good. That was very sad.
So Venus of the old days was a little more powerful than Kvitova, even at her peak. However Kvitova is very strong now in her early 20s, so she can easily overwhelm Venus of late now. Don't know how Venus is going to play when she come back next year. She could get back some power, but definitely it would never be anywhere comparing to the power in her peak years.
Petra stroke now is very comparable with Maria's from 05- early 08 in terms of power.
Last edited by dragonflies; Nov 1st, 2011 at 08:35 AM.