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Lightbulb The difference between Kim and Jennifer (tennis wise)

Both Kim and JenJen are great champions and great athletes, in my opinion after seeing both Kim and Jenn against Lindsay, the big difference between them is :
1. Change of pace, Kim changes the pace more naturally than Jennifer.
2. Corners : Kim moves the ball around the court better than Jennifer.
However Jennifer hits the ball flatter which looks like a harder ball, and I think she has harder first serve (when she goes for it).

But I think this two points made Kim defeating Lindsay in two, and JenJen loosing to Lindsay in three.

My humble opinion, what do u guys think?

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Jen can't slide across the court like Kim can, and her defensive shots aren't as good as Kim either.

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Kim has good offense and the game's best defense.

Jennifer has close to the game's best offense, but almost no defense. (when on the run, she goes for it all)

Kim can do both, Jennifer can't. In today's game, both are necessary.

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i've always thought that jen is a bit more aggressive. she still gets in rallies like kim bu7t she'll go for the winner sooner than kim. of course that could just be jen being impatient so who knows.
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1. at this stage in their careers, Kim has improved big time whilst Jenny is stuck with her game.

2. Kim is nice while Jen is a bitch.

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1. Jenn is a champion

2. Kim is not (yet)
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Davenport usually beats Jennifer is just a matter how the game of Jennifer suits Lindsay´s.

Even in 2001 Jennifer´s great year, she was able to beat her just once, in fact Jennifer does not beat Davenport since Ao Semi 2001.

By the way and by contrast Jennifer 2 of 3 slam wins have gone throught Kim Clijsters, 2001 Rg and 2002 Aopen.

So its not about someone being better than the other just because they win/lose vs somebody.
But being better than the other implies to talk about slam wins, that´s where Jennifer right now tops Kim.

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Kim has good offense and the game's best defense.

Jennifer has close to the game's best offense, but almost no defense. (when on the run, she goes for it all)

Kim can do both, Jennifer can't. In today's game, both are necessary.
Kim has the best defense? Maybe after the sisters...especially Venus.
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Kim has good offense and the game's best defense.

Jennifer has close to the game's best offense, but almost no defense. (when on the run, she goes for it all)

Kim can do both, Jennifer can't. In today's game, both are necessary.
Jennifer bad defense?

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Who said Kim is better than Jennifer in this post? not me.
I said what Kim does differently from Jennifer, cause evrybody talked about how much their game is similar with which I desagree.
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Kim has the best defense? Maybe after the sisters...especially Venus.
Sorry, but Kim's is best IMO. They both get to the same # of balls, but Kim ALWAYS gets them back deep and with HEAVY slice. The sisters just try and pound the ball (which usually goes out), and I call that offense not defense.

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The Williams sisters defense is the best IMO. They always get balls back deep that some players would not even reach. Kims is second best, then Jenns.
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Both Kim and JenJen are great champions and great athletes, in my opinion after seeing both Kim and Jenn against Lindsay, the big difference between them is :
1. Change of pace, Kim changes the pace more naturally than Jennifer.
2. Corners : Kim moves the ball around the court better than Jennifer.
However Jennifer hits the ball flatter which looks like a harder ball, and I think she has harder first serve (when she goes for it).

But I think this two points made Kim defeating Lindsay in two, and JenJen loosing to Lindsay in three.

My humble opinion, what do u guys think?

Sofiane.
I think that it's irrelevant to compare them. JENNIFER is a no.1 player and has 3 grandslams. KIM hasn't proved herself yet. So your first sentence claiming that they are both great champions is false at this point.
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Jennifer played much better against Serena than Kim. Both even against Venus.


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I think that it's irrelevant to compare them. JENNIFER is a no.1 player and has 3 grandslams. KIM hasn't proved herself yet. So your first sentence claiming that they are both great champions is false at this point.
Kim has won the Masters, something Jennifer has never done.
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