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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: Who was more graceful on the court: Evonne Goolagong or Maria Bueno>
It's a tough call but I also give a slight edge to Evonne, mainly because she was just that little more feminine in everything she did. Even when she walked, it was very dainty. Maria was incredibly balletic but had more power than Evonne IMO. When Evonne struck the ball it was like she was caressing it ... whereas Maria tended to hit through it a little more razor like.
Still, both absolutely two of the most elegant players to ever grace the court. Mandlikova is another who comes to mind.
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