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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 2002, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Who hits with more power? Clijsters, Dementieva or Dokic?

These girls hit the ball hard. And I mean hard, but they seem to be a slight nothc below Lindsay, Jen and Williams x 2.

I would have included Justine or Daniela, but they seem slighter in build and it appears that the above 3 outpower Juju and Dani.

So who hits the hardest?

Overall, it looks like Dokic's shots are the hardest.

But FH: Definitely Elena (nuclear weapon)
BH: Dokic (powerful!!)
Serve: Kim

And who has the power to challenege the top (game plan and power are two different things IMO).
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 2002, 09:07 PM
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i think your analysis is right on...
Dementieva's Fh is slammin' and her backhand has power but it has an odd under spin to it tho..and the serve..hmmm all three of these ladies' serves are bad but Dementieva's has the most potential given her height and raquet head speed!!

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i agree with deethelick


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Dementieva, I think (if only she had more accuracy...)

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i think the bigger hitters struggle more with kims pace, and prefer the ball to come at them faster i guess? a reason maybe why kims been more successful witht 'em

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I don't know who hits hardest but Kim hit the DEEPEST and most accurate. Also her shots are prettiest.
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i think dokic's shots are more powerful than the other girls pound for pound but i think clijsters' shots are the heaviest. i think clijsters serve is consistently harder than the other two.
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The other thing about Kim shots that are tough when she is on is that she plays smart Hewittesque shots and cuts back on errors. If you can hit smart, heavy deep shots without many errors VERY good things happen.
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Dokic hits it harder than the Williams sisters.

I mean look at her recent matches against them, she lost because of things like her serve and speed and errors, but shot for shot she hits it harder and flatter than Venus and Serena. I think her power is underestimated (funny that we should underestimate her only strength )

As far as best serve and heaviness of shot, Clijsters is the best of the three. And Dementieva's forehand is a bigger shot than any shot that Kim or Jelena have.

In review:

Hardest shots: Jelena Dokic
Heaviest shots: Kim Clijsters
Single hardest shot: Dementieva forehand
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Kim hits the heaviest shots, NOT the fastest in regard to ball speed.

Kim times the ball earlier and hits with more aggressive spin than either Jelena or Elena.

I saw Dokic playing Elena in Amelia Island this year and it was Dokic who clearly had more weapons in her groundstrokes. Elena was overpowered.
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Dokic hit's it with the most power. she can whack that ball damn hard, and she has the best angles out ofthose 3. look at her match against Serena at the Masters. keep in consideration that she did have a broken foot/ankle( sorry don't remember which was broken). she was making Serena run like a maniac in some of their rallies. and i think i agree with oO0Oo that Dokic prob hits harder than the william sisters. also i think Jelena has an amazing serve, that is when it's on. she consistently hits her 1st serves 96+ m/h, and her second serves at 90-95 m/h. amazing power!

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Dementieva.

That's the only thing she does better than Clijsters and Dokic.
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Jelena hits hard cause that's the only thing she does in a match


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It's hard to say who hits with more power...cause they all have power. I say on a CONSISTENT basis, Clijsters is the biggest babe.

Dokic, hits a hard FLAT ball. That's why so many of her matches are boring either she hits the winner, or she misses [unlike the Williams/Clijsters/JenCap/Davenport who had slices, angles]

Dementieva is so inconsistent it's hard say. Her forehand is a big shot though.
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Dokic Definitely.

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