Re: Whose game is the perfect fit of a counter puncher in recent times?
Jankovic - counter puncher by definition and every single one of her strengths and weaknesses compliment that of a counter puncher lol.
Clijsters, Zvonareva - Primarily counter punchers but can be very aggressive off both wings when needed, though Clijsters is more offensive. They're a mix of both for sure but by defintion, I guess they are counter punchers.
Dementieva, Chakvetadze, Chakvetadze - baseline grinders. Capriati and Dementieva has the power to take on most world class players, but when someone more powerful than her is her opponent, she'll acknowledge it and play a more defensive style (i.e. going for shots with more margin and doesn't try to power pass them). Capriati was probably the quickest around the court and had impeccable timing. Both are exceptional returners. In a way, Dementieva and Capriati are much more talented and a better version of Azarenka.
Wozniacki, Suigiyama - retrievers. Both have great anticipation. Ai has a better return and is better at redirecting the ball though, but Wozniacki is a lot more consistent during matches and hence her stronger results.
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