View Full Version : Player Variety?

Mar 28th, 2005, 04:55 PM
I hear this word alot both by commentators and people on this board but this past week I spent down in Miami watching the nasdaq and quite honestly I didnt see a whole lot of variety from any player. I made a tremedouse effort to go out and see almost every match that was being played and the players that used Variety were Justine, Kim, and sometimes Ameilie.... but apart from those very few others... the game plan was bash the hell out of the ball. Kim played the most thoughful tennis of any player I watched... and the myth of myskina playing really smart/filled with variety tennis is just that a myth. She incredibly fast though the fastest on the tour but her shots are more reflex than thoughful. This thread isnt meant to bash any player b/c after coming back and watching so many different players/matches I have an incredible respect for all of them (players who are ranked 100-250 are still damn good players) but just b/c a player doesnt have as much power as another that they use Variety or have a game plan.

Mar 28th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Maggie Maleeva and Virgina Ruano-Pascual for example -- I bet they had a touch match.
Or take Ai Sugiyama.....

Mar 28th, 2005, 05:00 PM
Check out Loit, Farina Elia, Smashnova, and a couple of other players...

But it's not coincidental that none of then are ranked high...