Re: Active players that now seem old school?
Italians are the only ones that still play old school. Others mentioned in this thread have some modern game in them.
Although modern game dominates old school (as is natural), the best player in womens tennis would be the one that combines both games together. Be strong at the modern game but have the x-factor of the old-school game.
Federer and Graf are the best examples (and to some extent Henin, but her variety is overrated as she didn't have the natural touch).
In womens tennis there are 2 versions of the modern game: Flat ball-bashers and Big top-spinners. Currently flat hitters are dominating, however in the near future top spin players will eclipse them. Simply because the latter will produce less errors and most females haven't realized this but with the modern strings you can generate power with spin.
Just look at Kerber and Errani, neither is a complete enough player to reach the top, but they are rising. Stosur has been in the Top 10 despite having big deficiencies as well. Caro reached #1 without any weapons.