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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 2002, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Best surface players

CURRENTLY, who do you think is dominant on the different surfaces. Who do you think plays best on certain surfaces better then others?


For eahc of the top 5, pick which plays best on a surface

1. Capriati-none
2. Venus-Hard/Grass
3. Martina- Rebound ace/Clay
4. Davenport- Hard/Grass
5. Clijsters-Clay
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How much I like Kimmy, I don`t think she dominates on clay. not yet at least(it might coming)

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Oh, I was just saying I think she plays better on clay then any other surface. I mean, which of the top 5 are better on certain surfaces then other surfaces thye play on.
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Lindsay is deadly on carpet also.
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I see, I personally think Kim`s best surface is indoors, she always plays well on it.

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Lindsay's best surface is CARPET.she always said that-she feels herself almost unbeatable on carpet.
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I think clay is Kim's worst surface. She did improve last year, but I'm not so sure she can repeat last years performance at Roland Garros. She's better on the quicker surfaces.
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I agree. I think Kim will throughout her career get her best results on the fastest surfaces (hardcourts, indoors, grass). I think the RG result last year was an anomaly, though even more impressive for that!

I also think clay is Martina's worst surface -- well, maybe between clay and grass. I don't understand why, but she really hasn't had such good results on the red stuff. She hasn't won a title since 1999 on the dirt. And out of her 40 titles, most are on hard courts or indoors. I think only 5 on clay.
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Actually Mishar, Martina won Hamburg in 2000, that's red clay

Ryan, Kim dominat on clay?????????

what do you understand by "dominant"?, if reaching a GS final on that surface is dominance, then, of current players:
dominants on rebound ace:
Lindsay Davenport
Jennifer Capriati
Monica Seles
Amelie Mauresmo
Mary Pierce
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
Conchita Martinez
Martina Hingis

on clay:
Jennifer Capriati
Monica Seles
Kim Clijsters
Mary Pierce
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
Conchita Martinez
Martina Hingis
Iva Majoli

on grass:
Lindsay Davenport
Venus Williams
Monica Seles
Justine Henin
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
Conchita Martinez
Martina Hingis

on hard:
Venus Williams
Lindsay Davenport
Serena Williams
Monica Seles
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
Martina Hingis

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Jennifer Capriati is best on slow hardcourts like the Australian Open and Miami
Venus Williams is best on fast hardcourts like the one's used in California and at the U.S. Open
Martina Hingis is best on slow hardcourts and green clay.
Lindsay Davenport is best on fast indoor surfaces.
Kim Clijsters is best on slower indoor surfaces.

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Martina has 6 tournaments on clay:

FC Cup: 1997, 1999
Hamburg: 1998, 2000
Berlin: 1999
Rome: 1998

And has been twice runners-up at Roland Garros, including having reached semis or better in the last 5 years (no one else has done it). I think she is the most consistent player on claycourts right now.

However, I also think that Monica Seles is still the best player on clay right now. Given her phenomenal record on it. But if Martina can get a Roland Garros win, she could quickly change that.

I think Venus is the best on fast hardcourts and grass. But a healthy Serena is likewise the best, just hasn't been able to match Venus mentally.

Lindsay is (at her best) she's the best on carpet or any indoors courts, like what people have said before she's very dangerous on it.

Jenn is starting to become the best player on slow hardcourts (rebound ace), but I still think Martina is again the most consistent player on it.
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There's something about the Roland Gaross clay that didn't allow Martina to win 97' and 99'. I also think Clay is not Martina's best surface. She thrives on pace from her opponents and make something out of them. I actually think clay only makes her slower on court and she has to generate alot of her own stuff to win her points on the surface. Its wierd, but ever since RG 99', she looks so sluggish playing on it
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Even though Martina Is very successful on mainly any surface i dont think she dominates on clay. (even tohugh she mainly dominates on anything else) Well Ok she does dominate on clay. but there are better people.
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For each category, players are arranged according to dominance

On clay:
Monica, Jennifer

On grass:
Venus, Lindsay

On hardcourts:
Venus, Serena, Lindsay, Martina

On Rebound Ace:
Jennifer, Martina, Lindsay, Monica

On Indoors:
Lindsay, Kim, Serena

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Serena
Lindsay Jelena Maria

Mary : Monica : Svetlana : Sania : Jennifer : Amelie
Roddick : Grosjean : David : Djokovic
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I must tell a really funny thing, I saw in sanexwtatour.com Conchita, whose best GS was Wimby has a better stadistic on clay than ASV and it was exactly the opposite in grass, with ASV having the better one.
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