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Ana Ivanovic 11 12.09%
Svetlana Kuznetsova 28 30.77%
Francesca Schiavone 15 16.48%
Li Na 2 2.20%
Venus Williams 5 5.49%
Kim Clijsters 0 0%
Dinara Safina 4 4.40%
Samantha Stosur 18 19.78%
Nadia Petrova 2 2.20%
Jelena Jankovic 6 6.59%
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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 2011, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Who is the best claycourter?

Dear TFers,

Who, in your opinion, is the best clay court player from this list?
4 of them are Roland Garros champion. But other than their RG crown, some of their achievements at clay are questionable.
4 of them are RG finalists. Some of their records at clay (other than RG) are really really impressive.
2 of them are RG semifinalists. They have some great records at clay.
So, who is the best?

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Re: Who is the best claycourter?

Between Kuznetsova, Venus, and Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic
- She used to know how to play tennis...
Jumping over career opportunities since 2006...
As her fans watch in awe at her ability to fuck that up...

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Venus, THE QUEEN
Serena THE WARRIOR
Comeback you two to your previous level and dominate the tour once again, and this time... for a long long time
Miss you Monica Wynne Angie Anna Chakvy Marion
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Re: Who is the best claycourter?

Ivanovic on a good day would probably beat everyone else on that list. But I'll give an honourable mention to Kuznetsova.
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Re: Who is the best claycourter?

I voted Svetlana because Ana's last clay final was RG '08, all her sporadic success since then has been on hard.
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Re: Who is the best claycourter?

Svetlana easily.
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Re: Who is the best claycourter?

Svetlana obviously but Safina is pretty good too, except her brain.
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I really think Schiavone moves and plays beautifully on the surface but that's just me

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Re: Who is the best claycourter?

Sveta.
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Kuznetsova is too overrated claycounter
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I really think Schiavone moves and plays beautifully on the surface but that's just me
I second that.


my second would be Sveta.
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Kuznetsova is too overrated claycounter
Really?
It's hard against her. She had A title and a final at RG.
And she had match points against Myskina and Justine in their route to their title.
Also, Justine said to her, that it was her time (to win RG) after Ju was leave.

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Re: Who is the best claycourter?

Schiavone. The only player whom has/had a better clay game was Henin (atleast in this generation, Evert is obviously the best clay courter ever, probably man or woman)
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Re: Who is the best claycourter?

Sveta.

I think Fran is a more natural claycourter and plays beautifully on clay but Svetlana has achieved more on the dirt.

JJ, Venus and Ana are close 3rd, 4ths and 5ths.
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