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Who is the better player, game wise : Petra Kvitova or Kim Clijsters

For the ones wanting to compare their results, Kimberly is much older than Kvitova, therefore she still holds a lead, but that soon will pass, Petra is just to good to remain behind Fiona for much longer.

Petra not playing her best trashed Kimberly Aus Open champ in Paris this year.

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Re: Who is the better player, game wise : Petra Kvitova or Kim Clijsters

It's Petra. She has a monstrous game which works well on all surfaces.

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Re: Who is the better player, game wise : Petra Kvitova or Kim Clijsters

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For the ones wanting to compare their results, Kimberly is much older than Kvitova, therefore she still holds a lead, but that soon will pass, Petra is just to good to remain behind Fiona for much longer.

Petra not playing her best trashed Kimberly Aus Open champ in Paris this year.

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So biased. Why mentioning Petra's win and not the two other encounters ? Because Petra was trashed 3/6 0/6 and 1/6 1/6 ?

And Kim was far from her best too in Paris


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It's Petra. She has a monstrous game which works well on all surfaces.
Especially on outdoor hardcourt. Amazing results this year.



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Re: Who is the better player, game wise : Petra Kvitova or Kim Clijsters

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Especially on outdoor hardcourt. Such amazing results this year.


Petra's form on outdoor hardcourt is due to her questionable consistency and post-Wimbledon slump. I expect she is determined to rectify her outdoor hard record next year.

Kim has been a one surface pony for 5 years now and it looks like she has no intention to revive her (strong) clay game or (limited) grass game in her second career. Petra has admittedly struggled on outdoor hard this year but has won Madrid, Wimbledon and the YEC on indoor hard - all in her break through year. Kim has been a non-entity on anything but hardcourt in her comeback.

It's nothing to do with hype. At the present time (as the thread title suggests) I think Petra has more of a chance to win a hardcourt slam than Kim has of winning RG or Wimbledon To me the player who has great success across multiple surfaces has the superior and more versatile game.

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Re: Who is the better player, game wise : Petra Kvitova or Kim Clijsters

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For the ones wanting to compare their results, Kimberly is much older than Kvitova, therefore she still holds a lead, but that soon will pass, Petra is just to good to remain behind Fiona for much longer.

Petra not playing her best trashed Kimberly Aus Open champ in Paris this year.

Who is the best player?

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Kim was far from her best.
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Comparing this two




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OMG?
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Its a but too early to say.

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Re: Who is the better player, game wise : Petra Kvitova or Kim Clijsters

kim clijsters is by far the best..
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Re: Who is the better player, game wise : Petra Kvitova or Kim Clijsters

Hmm... as a fan of both... I don't know. Kim is probably the more talented all-round player, as I'd definitely say Petra is much further away from Kim in defensive skills than Kim is far away from Petra in offensive skills ... but at the same time, I'd have to say peak Petra probably beats peak Kim.

I'm almost certain Petra will end her career with more Slams than Kim, though that may be in part due to Kim pissing away so many years of her physical prime.
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Re: Who is the better player, game wise : Petra Kvitova or Kim Clijsters

This Petra hype. Playing against the weakest competition of all time and she still can only win on fast courts and indoors. She is way too limited and has way too many weaknesses to ever be in Kim's league.

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Re: Who is the better player, game wise : Petra Kvitova or Kim Clijsters

Kvitova by far. Easy, economical style. Epic shotmaking. Skills at the net. Good variety. Kim is a good player, but she's as exciting to watch as Djokovic. Grind Grind Grind. Kvitova will end up with a much better career and she's more exciting to watch.

Edit: Also, this topic says GAME-wise not achievement-wise. Think about that.
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This Petra hype. Playing against the weakest competition of all time and she still can only win on fast courts and indoors. She is way too limited and has way too many weaknesses to ever be in Kim's league.
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People don't realize that the competition for slams is pathetic.Nowadays any player who has a good 2 week form can win a slam (Li, schiavone)
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Re: Who is the better player, game wise : Petra Kvitova or Kim Clijsters

I suspect this is rather premature. As much as I am Petra fan, her game is still developing and she is only 21. So far she had only one good season. I am obviously hoping that she would get better than Kim, and I believe she will, as far as achievements and game. However, can we talk about it in three years time, no???
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