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The Perfect PLAYER

Under the following CATEGORIES, list the player which would represent perfection. (players must be as of current)

1. Forehand
2. Double Handed Backhand
3. Lob
4. Slice Backhand
5. First Serve
6. Second Serve
7. Overhead
8. Focus
9. Determination
10. Drive Volley
11. Fitness
12. Volley
13. Single Handed Backhand
14. Court Craft
15. Mental Strength
16. Movement
17. Drop Shot
18. Manners
19. Attitude
20. Consistency
21. Angles
22. Fighting Spirit
23. Motivation
24. Passing Shots
25. Feel & Touch
26. Return of Serve
27. Ball Striker
28. Reach
29. Moonballs
30. Aggression

HERE are mine:

1. Forehand - Capriati
2. Double Handed Backhand - Venus Williams
3. Lob - Shaughnessy
4. Slice Backhand - Henin-Hardenne
5. First Serve - Davenport
6. Second Serve - Serena Williams
7. Overhead - Clijsters
8. Focus - Sugiyama
9. Determination - Pistolesi
10. Drive Volley - Dokic
11. Fitness - Coetzer
12. Volley - Rubin
13. Single Handed Backhand - Henin-Hardenne
14. Court Craft - Rubin
15. Mental Strength - Seles
16. Movement - Clijsters
17. Drop Shot - Clijsters
18. Manners - Molik
19. Attitude - Seles
20. Consistency - Mauresmo
21. Angles - Schynder
22. Fighting Spirit - Capriati
23. Motivation - Zvonareva
24. Passing Shots - Hantuchova
25. Feel &Touch - Suarez
26. Return of Serve - Serena Williams
27. Ball Striker - Pierce
28. Reach - Venus Williams
29. Moonballs - Martienz
30. Aggression - Bovina

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what about the double handed forehand? that one is myriam casanova, monica seles, marion barotoli, shuai peng, hsieh, avants etc.
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I didn't include that because it's not really an orthodox shot, Seles would get my vote in that tho

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what about the double handed forehand? that one is myriam casanova, monica seles, marion barotoli, shuai peng, hsieh, avants etc.
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1. Forehand : Serena
2. Double-Handed Backhand : Monica
3. Lob : Venus
4. Slice Backhand : Justine
5. 1st Serve : Venus
6. 2nd Serve : Serena
7. Overhead : Pam Shriver
8. Focus : Serena
9. Determination :
10. Drive Volley : Anna K
11. Fitness : Serena and Kim
12. Volley : Amelie or Venus
13. Single-Handed Backhand : Justine
14. Court Craft :
15. Mental Strength : Serena
16. Movement : Serena
17. Drop Shot : Kim
18. Manners :
19. Attitude : Monica
20. Consistency : Monica
21. Angles :
22. Fighting Spirit : Venus (except vs Serena, but at their last match...)
23. Motivation : Jennifer
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1. Forehand - Serena Williams
2. Double Handed Backhand - Serena Williams
3. Lob - Clijsters
4. Slice Backhand - Henin-Hardenne
5. First Serve - Davenport
6. Second Serve - Serena Williams
7. Overhead - Pierce
8. Focus - Maleeva
9. Determination - Capriati
10. Drive Volley - Clijsters
11. Fitness - Sugiyama
12. Volley - Pisnik
13. Single Handed Backhand - Henin-Hardenne
14. Court Craft - Maleeva
15. Mental Strength - Seles
16. Movement - Clijsters
17. Drop Shot - Clijsters
18. Manners - Clijsters
19. Attitude - Henin-Hardenne
20. Consistency - Ruano Pascual
21. Angles - Hantuchova
22. Fighting Spirit - Capriati
23. Motivation - Dementieva
24. Passing Shots - Capriati
25. Feel &Touch - Schnyder
26. Return of Serve - Serena Williams
27. Ball Striker - Lucic
28. Reach - Clijsters
29. Moonballs - Martinez
30. Aggression - Lucic

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27. Ball Striker - Lucic
30. Aggression - Lucic
Wow Lucic made 2 of ur categories
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What's wrong with you, people?! When you're talking serve there's only one you have to look at it: Serena. Both first and second. That's the best server EVER out there. I think Serena must be for sure the only player who can matches without losing her serve when's on. Remember her match against Monica in Montreal'01 7-5 7-6?! She didn't face a SINGLE breakpoint the whole match and only trailed in like 2 service games!! And this against one of the best returners, maybe ever: Monica. Now that's what we call serving!! Or even further Lipton '99. She didn't drop serve until the SEMI'S!!!
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What's wrong with you, people?! When you're talking serve there's only one you have to look at it: Serena. Both first and second. That's the best server EVER out there. I think Serena must be for sure the only player who can matches without losing her serve when's on. Remember her match against Monica in Montreal'01 7-5 7-6?! She didn't face a SINGLE breakpoint the whole match and only trailed in like 2 service games!! And this against one of the best returners, maybe ever: Monica. Now that's what we call serving!! Or even further Lipton '99. She didn't drop serve until the SEMI'S!!!
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1. Forehand-SERENA WILLIAMS
2. Double Handed Backhand-VENUS WILLIAMS
3. Lob-JUSTINE HENIN
4. Slice Backhand-AMELIE MAURESMO
5. First Serve-SERENA WILLIAMS
6. Second Serve-ALEXANDRA STEVENSON
7. Overhead-MONICA SELES (no one else does it like her go Monica )
8. Focus-VENUS WILLIAMS
9. Determination-MONICA SELES
10. Drive Volley-SERENA WILLIAMS
11. Fitness-AMANDA COETZER
12. Volley-VENUS WILLIAMS
13. Single Handed Backhand-JUSTINE HENIN
14. Court Craft-JUSTINE HENIN
15. Mental Strength-VENUS
16. Movement-SERENA WILLIAMS
17. Drop Shot-KIM CLIJSTERS
18. Manners-MONICA
19. Attitude-KIM
20. Consistency-SERENA WILLIAMS
21. Angles-JUSTINE HENIN
22. Fighting Spirit-JENNIFER CAPRIATI HANDS DOWN!
23. Motivation-SERENA
24. Passing Shots-KIM CLIJSTERS
25. Feel & Touch-ALICIA MOLIK
26. Return of Serve-SERENA WILLIAMS
27. Ball Striker-LINZI DAVENPORT
28. Reach-VENUS WILLIAMS
29. Moonballs-SMASH
30. Aggression-SERENA/MONICA
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10. Drive Volley -Clijsters
11. Fitness - Coetzer
12. Volley - Navratilova
13. Single Handed Backhand - Henin-Hardenne
14. Court Craft - C. Martinez
15. Mental Strength - Wild guess Rubin
16. Movement - Amanda
17. Drop Shot - Mandula !
18. Manners - Rubin
19. Attitude - Coetzer
20. Consistency - Davenport
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Drive volley, without a doubt : Clijsters, she almost never misses this shot, it's incredible

backhand (slice and single handed) : Henin

both Henin and Kim love to play a lob, Clijsters is very good at lobbing after playing a drop shot

Service : Serena

Movement : Serena and Kim (keep doing those splits)

Ball Striker : Capriati and Davenport
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mentioning patty for angles gives takes you off my dislike list adam

HERE are mine:

1. Forehand - Schnyder
2. Double Handed Backhand - Date
3. Lob - Schnyder
4. Slice Backhand - Seles
5. First Serve - Kapros
6. Second Serve - Venus Williams
7. Overhead - Marrero
8. Focus - Seles (just edging out patty by just under 100%)
9. Determination - Schnyder
10. Drive Volley - Casanova
11. Fitness - Tanasugarn
12. Volley - Majoli
13. Single Handed Backhand - Pistolesi
14. Court Craft - Dementieva
15. Mental Strength - Schnyder
16. Movement - Pierce
17. Drop Shot - Tu
18. Manners - Capriati
19. Attitude - Capriati
20. Consistency - Schnyder
21. Angles - Schnyder (seriously)
22. Fighting Spirit - Vavrinec
23. Motivation - Ellwood
24. Passing Shots - Stubbs
25. Feel &Touch - Craybas
26. Return of Serve - Arn
27. Ball Striker - Weingartner
28. Reach - Coetzer
29. Moonballs - Serena
30. Aggression - Sugiyama
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5. First Serve - Kapros
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1. Forehand - Capriati
2. Double Handed Backhand - Seles
3. Lob - Henin-Hardenne
4. Slice Backhand - Henin-Hardenne
5. First Serve - Venus Williams
6. Second Serve - Serena Williams
7. Overhead - Seles
8. Focus - Serena Williams
9. Determination -
10. Drive Volley - Clijsters
11. Fitness - Coetzer
12. Volley - Mauresmo
13. Single Handed Backhand - Henin-Hardenne
14. Court Craft - Henin-Hardenne
15. Mental Strength - Serena Williams
16. Movement - Clijsters
17. Drop Shot - Clijster
18. Manners -
19. Attitude -
20. Consistency - Serena Williams
21. Angles - Henin-Hardenne
22. Fighting Spirit -
23. Motivation -
24. Passing Shots - Capriati
25. Feel &Touch - Clijsters
26. Return of Serve - Davenport
27. Ball Striker - Serena Williams
28. Reach - Venus Williams
29. Moonballs - Serena Williams
30. Aggression - Venus Williams
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1. Forehand - Serena Williams
2. Double Handed Backhand - Anastasia Myskina( )
3. Lob - Martina Hingis(she hastn't been officially retired )
4. Slice Backhand - Henin-Hardenne
5. First Serve - Serena Williams
6. Second Serve - Serena Williams
7. Overhead - Clijsters
8. Focus - Monica Seles
9. Determination - Justine Henin
10. Drive Volley - Kim(well, she never misses one!)
11. Fitness - Coetzer
12. Volley - Martina Hingis
13. Single Handed Backhand - Henin-Hardenne
14. Court Craft - Rubin
15. Mental Strength - Seles
16. Movement - Venus Williams
17. Drop Shot - Martina Hingis
18. Manners - Kim Clijsters(she is just so nice)
19. Attitude - Lindsay Davenport
20. Consistency - Serena Williams
21. Angles - Schynder
22. Fighting Spirit - Capriati
23. Motivation - Dementieva
24. Passing Shots - Jennifer Capriati
25. Feel &Touch - Martina Hingis
26. Return of Serve - Serena Williams
27. Ball Striker - Pierce
28. Reach - Kim Clijsters
29. Moonballs - Martienz
30. Aggression - Lucic
31. Grunt- MONICA SELES hands down

I wonder how much Grand Slam would this player win, probably 30

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