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Who has the best shots on tour?

While it's the off season, I thought It'd be a good, unoriginal opportunity to make a thread determining which players have the best shots on tour, as well as other facets such as movement, mental strength etc. Unlike the Top 10 thread, you can include any player you think is worthy of defining any given category.

So here they are:

-Forehand CC

-Forehand DTL

-First Serve

-Second Serve

-Backhand CC

-Backhand DTL

-Return of serve

-Inside out forehand

-Inside out backhand

-Drive Volley

-Forehand volley

-Backhand volley

- Smash

- Lob

-Drop-shot

-Slice

-Movement

-Footwork

-Stamina

-Mental strength.




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Edit- 4 more categories added.

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Re: Who has the best shots on tour?

-Forehand CC: Ivanovic when playing well

-Forehand DTL: Serena

-First Serve: Serena

-Second Serve: Serena

-Backhand CC: Sharapova. Azarenka's a close second. Both are technically very fluid shots but Maria just hits a bigger ball so I give her the slight edge.

-Backhand DTL: Jankovic Azarenka

-Forehand volley: I'm no authority on net play (considering my own lack of ability and who my fave is ) but Radwanska, Errani, Serena, Kvitova are all up there.

-Backhand volley: Errani's is pretty solid and so is Kvitova's

- Smash: Serena. It's always a shock to me when she misses one or doesn't put it away

- Lob: Serena. She doesn't use it a ton but when she does they're measured to perfection.

-Drop-shot: Radwanska. Errani's up there, too.

-Slice: Radwanska just because hers are so sneaky.

-Movement: Serena. Raw speed and excellent anticipation make up for her sometimes-lackadaisical footwork. Plus no one moves forward better than Serena. Kerber would probably be runner-up.

-Footwork: Azarenka, Sharapova, Li Na when she doesn't forget her brain

-Stamina: All the top defensive minded players (Kerber and such) have to have great stamina to be where they are playing the type of tennis they play. Serena and Maria are really fit too and don't seem to get worn out after long rallies or lots of close matches in a row.

-Mental strength: No one can touch Serena's will to win and, but honorable mentions to Azarenka (her self-belief and fearlessness when she's down is really impressive) and Sharapova (She's so resilient, and no active player has won more matches when playing like total crap than her)'

Also, I'll add:

Anticipation: Azarenka, Serena, Peak-Woz

Return of Serve: Azarenka (Serena and Maria hit more menacing returns when they connect but they're far less consistent)

Edit: Add Venus to pretty much everything involving the net


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Re: Who has the best shots on tour?

-Forehand CC: Serena

-Forehand DTL: Petra

-First Serve: Serena

-Second Serve: Stosur

-Backhand CC: Petra

-Backhand DTL: Serena

-Forehand volley: Venus/Serena/Aga/Petra/Errani

-Backhand volley: Venus/Serena/Aga/Petra/Errani

- Smash: Venus/Serena

- Lob: Caroline

-Drop-shot: Tough one... Oprandi maybe?

-Slice: Vinci

-Movement: Aga

-Footwork: Aga

-Stamina: Caroline/Aga

-Mental strength: Errani

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Re: Who has the best shots on tour?

-Forehand CC Sharapova (she is absolutely working these shots lately, especially on return)

-Forehand DTL Goerges

-First Serve You know who

-Second Serve You know who

-Backhand CC Azarenka (with Maria being close second)

-Backhand DTL Azarenka

-Forehand volley Radwanska

-Backhand volley Kvitova

- Smash Stosur

- Lob Sharapova/Radwanska

-Drop-shot Radwanska

-Slice Vinci

-Movement Kerber

-Footwork Azarenka

-Stamina Radwanska

-Mental strength. You knw who

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Re: Who has the best shots on tour?

Where is the inside out backhand and inside out forehand?!

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Where is the inside out backhand and inside out forehand?!
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Would you like me to add them in?
You forgot the return of serve!
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Re: Who has the best shots on tour?

-Forehand CC: Serena

-Forehand DTL: Serena

-First Serve: Serena

-Second Serve: Serena

-Backhand CC: Serena

-Backhand DTL: Serena

-Forehand volley: Serena

-Backhand volley: Serena

- Smash: Serena

- Lob: Agnieszka

-Drop-shot: Agnieszka

-Slice: Agnieszka

-Movement: Serena

-Footwork: Serena

-Stamina: Agnieszka

-Mental strength: Serena
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Re: Who has the best shots on tour?

Inside out backhand is definitely Serena. A lot of players have really good inside out forehands so that one's tougher. I'm going with Ivanovic because I'm a sap. If I was a logical human being I'd probably pick Serena or maybe Stosur.


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Re: Who has the best shots on tour?

-Forehand CC: Ivanovic, second Kvitova

-Forehand DTL: Ivanovic, second Kvitova

-First Serve: Serena

-Second Serve: Serena

-Backhand CC: Sharapova

-Backhand DTL: Serena

-Return of serve: Azarenka

-Inside out forehand: Ivanovic

-Inside out backhand: Serena or Kvitova

-Drive Volley: Sharapova

-Forehand volley: Vinci

-Backhand volley: Vinci

- Smash: Serena

- Lob: Radwanska

-Drop-shot: Radwanska

-Slice: Vinci

-Movement: Radwanska tied Caro

-Footwork: Caro

-Stamina: Caro

-Mental strength: Serena


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Re: Who has the best shots on tour?

-Forehand CC: Kvitova

-Forehand DTL: Serena

-First Serve: Serena

-Second Serve: Stosur

-Backhand CC: Serena

-Backhand DTL: Serena

-Return of serve: Azarenka

-Inside out forehand: Stosur

-Inside out backhand: ? Serena?

-Drive Volley: Sharapova or Venus or Ivanovic

-Forehand volley: ? I don't know, hard to say

-Backhand volley: ?

- Smash: Sam when playing well

- Lob: hmmmm... can't really say someone... Radwanska I guess

-Drop-shot: Radwanska

-Slice: Stosur, her slice backhand is by far the best of them

-Movement: Kerber

-Footwork: Hantuchova

-Stamina: Hantuchova, I've never ever seen her exhausted, she's just one of the fittest players on the tour

-Mental strength: Hantu... No, Serena obviously

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-Forehand CC: Ivanovic, second Kvitova

-Forehand DTL: Ivanovic, second Kvitova

-First Serve: Serena

-Second Serve: Serena

-Backhand CC: Sharapova

-Backhand DTL: Serena

-Return of serve: Azarenka

-Inside out forehand: Ivanovic

-Inside out backhand: Serena or Kvitova

-Drive Volley: Sharapova

-Forehand volley: Vinci

-Backhand volley: Vinci

- Smash: Serena

- Lob: Radwanska

-Drop-shot: Radwanska

-Slice: Vinci

-Movement: Radwanska tied Caro

-Footwork: Caro

-Stamina: Caro

-Mental strength: Serena


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Re: Who has the best shots on tour?

-Forehand CC: Ana Ivanovic

-Forehand DTL: Serena Williams

-First Serve:Serena Williams

-Second Serve:Serena Williams

-Backhand CC: Victoria Azarenka

-Backhand DTL: Jelena Jankovic

-Return of serve: Victoria Azarenka

-Inside out forehand: Ana Ivanovic

-Inside out backhand: Venus Williams

-Drive Volley: Venus Williams

-Forehand volley: Venus Williams

-Backhand volley: Roberta Vinci

- Smash: Venus Williams

- Lob: Angelique Kerber

-Drop-shot: Sara Errani

-Slice: Roberta Vinci

-Movement: Caroline Wozniacki

-Footwork: Victoria Azarenka

-Stamina: Angelique Kerber

-Mental strength.:Maria Sharapova
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