Originally Posted by Knizzle
Some players are fitter than others, and some are stronger than others. According to you Justine Henin is superwoman. There is NO way her backhand is better than Serena's or on par with Venus'. Apparently you haven't seen how Henin's backhand gets overpowered against the sisters.
Apparently you haven't seen Henin's game the last few months. Her backhand is nearly as powerful, but her slice is what gives it the advantage.
Originally Posted by knizzle
Clijsters is fast, but her court coverage is not as good as Venus and Serena. Clijsters can only do the splits and take a stab at most balls she runs down while V and S have time to take full swings.
That's laughable, Clijsters' split allow her to quickly regroup and change momentum, that's why you often see Venus and Serena run for a ball, and after they hit it they're in the crowd because of their momentum, but Clijsters can split and stop on a dime. You said court coverage, not sprint speed, which is clearly a Clijsters advantage with her better anticipation and footwork, and near equal speed.
Venus' forehand is better than a 7. Clijsters and Henin could only wish they hit as many winners as Venus with their forehand.
I've read some truly stupid things on this board, but this one is a real gem. Clijsters and Henin hit way more winners and less errors on their forehand, with better angle and depth. Not even a comparison.
What happened to mental toughness??
Unfortunately I don't know the mental state of all the players, and since winning and mental toughness are always idiotically catagorized together, the list would go something like Venus, Serena, and Henin as mentally tough, everyone else a frail wilting flower, or something like that.
Capriati more finesse than Venus?? That's a laugher. Your list is too biased for words.
Capriati slices more and better, drop shots more and better, lobs more and better, and volleys less but better than Venus, so yes her finesse is better than Venus'. And everyone is biased, so to say that I am too biased for words reflects more on your limited vocabulary than anything else.