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Best Return of Serve- EVER?

Who do you think were the best returners of serve in the history of women's tennis- and be objective!
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Who do you think were the best returners of serve in the history of women's tennis- and be objective!
Anna K. , OK she's not the best in the history of women's tennis, but she has a very good return of serve.

I have no idea who is the best all time.
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My short list:

1. Monica Seles
2. Evonne Goolagong
3. Steffi Graf
4. Serena Williams
5. Billie Jean King
6. Lindsay Davenport
7. Chris Evert
8. Maria Bueno
9. Martina Hingis
10. Gabriela Sabatini
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I put Monica Seles at the top!
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My short list:

1. Monica Seles
2. Evonne Goolagong
3. Steffi Graf
4. Serena Williams
5. Billie Jean King
6. Lindsay Davenport
7. Chris Evert
8. Maria Bueno
9. Martina Hingis
10. Gabriela Sabatini
5 of these players I have never seen play, so I certainly couldn't judge.
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5 of these players I have never seen play, so I certainly couldn't judge.
Don't let that stop you from finding tapes of them- they're out there!
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Davenport, Serena, Venus
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what about cappy? after all, it wasn't her serve that brought her to the top
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I agree with cool bird, and I'd have to add Seles to the list.
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what about cappy? after all, it wasn't her serve that brought her to the top
She's certainly worth mentionning.
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Serena sure is one of a kind! She┤s top 5 in BOTH best servers AND best returners!! Damn, if both the return and the serve are working......that means double baggel baby!!
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Evert, Graf and Seles without a doubt.

Other notables - King, Navratilova, Capriati, Davenport, Austin
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On the forehand side Graf without a doubt. Serena and Capriati also have legendary forehand returns.

On the backhand side, Serena and Venus. Seles also had an amazing backhand return.
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Gotta be Seles. She was lethal off from both sides. Chris Evert, Serena, Steffi, and Martina H (for accuracy) would round out the rest of my Top 5 in no partcular order.
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