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SWP
Sep 4th, 2004, 03:43 PM
What does everyone think? :)

sartrista7
Sep 4th, 2004, 03:47 PM
Oh, this hasn't been done to death at all. This isn't like the 309393292th thread about the most played-out subject on WTAWorld ever.

God, do you have nothing better to do than endlessly recycle stupid, pointless arguments over and over again?

JCF
Sep 4th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Depends how you define talent.

But i think Justine, but i guess you could make an argument for pretty much all of them.

JCF
Sep 4th, 2004, 03:49 PM
Oh, this hasn't been done to death at all. This isn't like the 309393292th thread about the most played-out subject on WTAWorld ever.

God, do you have nothing better to do than endlessly recycle stupid, pointless arguments over and over again?
Sad when you realise he's only been on the board 5 minutes, and hasn't seen all the threads about them. Show some respect.

SWP
Sep 4th, 2004, 03:53 PM
Sad when you realise he's only been on the board 5 minutes, and hasn't seen all the threads about them. Show some respect.

Thank you. I've actually been on this board for 2 weeks, but I certainly haven't seen a thread like this in past 2 weeks.

sartrista7
Sep 4th, 2004, 03:53 PM
Sad when you realise he's only been on the board 5 minutes, and hasn't seen all the threads about them. Show some respect.

It was a dumb question the first time it came up, and it's still dumb.

MAURO
Oct 3rd, 2004, 04:34 PM
And Kuznetsova Now?

Chrissie-fan
Oct 3rd, 2004, 06:08 PM
Justine Henin (widest range of shots) and Jennifer Capriati (cleanest hitter of the ball).

Vass22
Oct 3rd, 2004, 06:40 PM
J-Cap. remember what she did at 14?

SJW
Oct 3rd, 2004, 06:43 PM
Dementieva. so there.

rue
Oct 3rd, 2004, 06:44 PM
I would have to say Justine cos of the variety of shots that she has and she just has the most gorgeous backhand I have ever seen. Kuznetsova could be one of them because she really to me is the most talented Russian of all of them especially from the way she played at the US Open, great things are going to come from her.

LucasArg
Oct 3rd, 2004, 08:33 PM
Lindsay.

Capster
Oct 3rd, 2004, 08:37 PM
It was a dumb question the first time it came up, and it's still dumb.

BOO

Capster
Oct 3rd, 2004, 08:38 PM
Oh yeah, I think Justine is most talented also. She is like a male Roger Federer

LUIS9
Oct 3rd, 2004, 08:46 PM
Well yeah i think this question is more a matter of personal criterion, but in terms of tennis form, as well as clean execution of shots i would say Mauresmo. Yes Henins variety is nice to watch, however it isnt as useful and if anything her volley game is just slightly better than average, in which case Mauresmos is so much better and effective. By the way Henin is no way near the equivalent female version of Federer, that would be more like a Hingis but her serve would suggest otherwise, however her court sense and touch is uncomparable, none of the current top players out there can even come close to her volleying abilities and if only Henin could anticipate nearly as well as Hingis she wouldnt have to need to rely on bulking up. If anything Mauresmo is closer to being the female version of Federer, however her mental department just makes it seem like shes a joke of a player for being ranked #1 and not having won a slam, shes like Federer 2 or 3 yrs ago, has lots of talent but cant put it together, just melts in the sight of a challenge.

Josh810
Oct 3rd, 2004, 09:17 PM
Oh yeah, I think Justine is most talented also. She is like a male Roger Federer
:lol: Read that 2nd sentence again.

thelittlestelf
Oct 3rd, 2004, 09:29 PM
All of them have a ton of talent...

lindsayno1
Oct 3rd, 2004, 09:33 PM
Lmao!

Spunky83
Oct 3rd, 2004, 09:36 PM
Note: You are actually able to win Slams without lots of talent...so next AussieOpen winner: ME!!!

faboozadoo15
Oct 3rd, 2004, 09:46 PM
Oh yeah, I think Justine is most talented also. She is like a male Roger Federer
omG... :haha:
i can't say who that is a worse slam to... roger for being less manly than justine or justine for being more manly than roger.
btw, i like both players very much.

MrSerenaWilliams
Oct 3rd, 2004, 10:44 PM
In this group, I would have to say Sharapova. Talent, not ability is what she has loads of. If she can win Wimbledon on her second try (making to the rd. of 16 and BARELY losing on her first), then that definately denotes talent. She isn't the best in this list (LINDSAY!) but she has the most talent. If she works hard on all of the aspects of her game and can stay healthy, she could very well be the next Steffi, or the next best thing after Serena, or on the other side, she could be a one slam wonder like Majoli. See Kournikova had a lot of talent, it's just all of the other variable were working against her. If Sharapova can stay FOCUSED (even after her Wimbledon success) and continue to challenge herself and improve, she could be one of the greats.

SJW
Oct 3rd, 2004, 11:24 PM
Oh yeah, I think Justine is most talented also. She is like a male Roger Federer

:haha::haha:

Martian Willow
Oct 3rd, 2004, 11:37 PM
What's talent?

Capster
Oct 3rd, 2004, 11:41 PM
Oh yeah, I think Justine is most talented also. She is like a male Roger Federer


OMG I totally didn't notice. LOL sorry, I meant to say Justine is like a female Roger Federer because both have such variety. I love both players so opps I didn't mean to insult them like that. :lol:

Smackie
Oct 4th, 2004, 12:11 AM
It's always hard to answer this question. As Willow asked, what's talent? All of the players work their socks off to get to where they are. For me, if Joe Blogg who works in a factory and starts playing tennis by chance and becomes world number one, then that's talent. But none of the mentioned is in this category.

Justine has proved what she is capable of. Her backhand is just so beautiful to watch but by no mean the best. She is probably mentally the toughest which is what few of the mentioned lack of.

At the end of the day, they all have good games, but it's all about getting it together at times that really count. Justine can do it, Lindsay and Jennifer did it. Anastasia and Maria saw the opportunities and took it. Amelie and Elena are prime examples of the opposite. They have games but, unfortunate fail when millions are watching. Can you say they are not talented? No, but at the same time you can't say failing big time is a talent.

So, out of the list, I would have to say Justine but Serena and Kuznetsova are too in the category.

But no one can beat Martina Hingis in the talent department. She played tennis like chess, she saw moves few steps ahead. Only if she wasn't so injury proned and worked her physique like Justine has been doing, she could still be in the top 3 alright.

Just my $0.02

Stefwhit
Oct 4th, 2004, 02:50 AM
I think if you're going to ask a question about talent you first have to define the word. Talent can mean a number of things to a number of people- it's far too broad and general to mean anything if the word isn't first defined.

Is the talented player the player that can hit every shot in the book but can't win any matches?

Is the talented player the player who can only play one style of play yet can manage to win 90% of all the matches they play?

Is the talented player the player that can catch on to things easily?

Is the talented player the player that through hard work can master any shot?

...my answer to this question would vary depending on how I view talent....