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View Poll Results: Best recent volleyer.
S. Williams. 5 2.20%
Henin. 24 10.57%
Hingis. 49 21.59%
V. Williams. 34 14.98%
Davenport. 5 2.20%
Clijsters. 4 1.76%
Sharapova. 11 4.85%
Mauresmo. 80 35.24%
Capriati. 2 0.88%
Other - please specify. 13 5.73%
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post #1 of 137 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 2011, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

I just did this, but can't believe that I forgot Lindsay. So I've deleted that thread and made this instead.
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WTF is Sharapova doing in this list ?? I voted for Mauresmo. Now Aga and Petra are best volleyers (besides WS)
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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

1)Sharapova, obviously
2)S. Williams
3)Capriati
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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

Why are Clijsters and Sharapova even in the list? They are terrible volleyers. Zero skill at the net.
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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

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Why are Clijsters and Sharapova even in the list? They are terrible volleyers. Zero skill at the net.
This. I'm so confused. Though Clijsters has more skill than Sharapova at net.

I pick Momo in terms of technique and finesse. Venus in terms of fearsomeness at net.
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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

Oh You deleted the old thread?

Mauresmo or Hingis.
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post #7 of 137 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 2011, 03:03 AM
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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

1. Bartoli
2. Sharapova
3. Wozniacki

Carol. Empress. Vika. P3tra. Garbine. Dasha. Casey. Marion.
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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

Venus because of her mastery of both huge swinging volleys and regular volleys and her coverage at the net which is second to none.
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This. I'm so confused. Though Clijsters has more skill than Sharapova at net.
Everyone has more net skill, than Sharapova ))
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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

Def. Hingis then Justine then Amelie. Everyone else in the poll really sucks at uniform volleys....

But Aga is def. best volleyer of new generation
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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

I included Sharapova because she is a top player, and to fill the list. To those that actually voted for her though, HOW is she the best volleyer?
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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

I really don't consider Sharapova's volleying skills great or anything but ppl are exagerating ALOT. she has great net coverage and can hit some very potent drop volleys at times, and even on the stretch.

Anyway, the answer is Mauresmo.
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Hingis, Mauresmo were wonderful volleyers. from their anticipation, to the fuidity, it looked textbook, second nature,

Now there is alot of players who look like headless chickens at the net, watching the likes of Hingis and Mauresmo at the net was a treat we don't see enough of.
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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

Hingis and Mauresmo by MILES. They only two on the list who served & volleyed their way to GS titles. Venus has piss-poor traditional volleys; get the ball at her feet and she loses the point. Henin is a good volleyer, but nowhere near as natural as Martina & Amelie.

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Re: Who is the best volleyer of recent years?

Its a toss up really. Mauresmo, Venus, Hingis, and Davenport are the best, though I cant say I can pick one out of the rest. Venus might be a bit better than the other 3 simply due to her ridiculous reach. Hingis and Mauresmo probably had the best technique, and Davenport was a combination of good technique and large wingspan.
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