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DA FOREHAND
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:13 PM
For me I'd give Venus Williams, the forehand of Elena D. I can live w/her second serve, it's not getting her killed, or i'd like her to have the confidence she had in 00-02.

veronica
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:18 PM
I would give Serena the mental facilities (court awareness and foresight) of Martina Hingis. Not to say that Serena isn't smart on the court but Hingis was "THE BRAIN!" after all.

:wavey: Pinkie and the Brain! - Y'all were a source of many laughs!!!! :lol:


I would also give to Venus - Davenport's groundies. Doh!

skanky~skanketta
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:22 PM
i'd give kim sharapova's mental strength in finals

justine, i'd give her a bit more of lindsays power.

serena i'd give her momo's volleys

venus, i want her to have lindsay's forehand.

vera z, serena's mental strength.

Knizzle
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:25 PM
For me I'd give Venus Williams, the forehand of Elena D. I can live w/her second serve, it's not getting her killed, or i'd like her to have the confidence she had in 00-02.

Elena D's forehand is not explosive enough to go with the rest of Venus' game. I'd just rather have Venus' old FH back where she took a more compact swing or have Serena's FH.

vogus
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Elena D's forehand is not explosive enough to go with the rest of Venus' game. I'd just rather have Venus' old FH back where she took a more compact swing or have Serena's FH.


Lena's is an explosive forehand all right, just not yesterday. :(

If you want to see Venus with Serena's forehand, all you really have to do is look at Serena, because the forehand is the biggest difference between the two of them in their games.

Knizzle
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:38 PM
Lena's is an explosive forehand all right, just not yesterday. :(

It's explosive, but not enough to go with the rest of Venus' game. It just wouldn't fit in.

If you want to see Venus with Serena's forehand, all you really have to do is look at Serena, because the forehand is the biggest difference between the two of them in their games.

It's the biggest difference, but not the only difference.

DA FOREHAND
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Elena D's forehand is not explosive enough to go with the rest of Venus' game. I'd just rather have Venus' old FH back where she took a more compact swing or have Serena's FH.


That wasn't my point, all Venus needs is a more consistant forehand, it could be Elena L's forehand , Venus makes so many oppurtunities for herself she doesn't need an "explosive forehand w/her serve backhand and volleying skills.


If you really wanna know I just want Venus to get her old swagger back. She was a devastating player w/the same forehand and and second serve.

Knizzle
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:46 PM
That wasn't my point, all Venus needs is a more consistant forehand, it could be Elena L's forehand , Venus makes so many oppurtunities for herself she doesn't need an "explosive forehand w/her serve backhand and volleying skills.

I think you'd see a difference when Venus goes to munch a FH crosscourt on the run or goes in for the huge swinging volley or stretches outwide to slam a return at her opponents feet. Put ED's FH in that situation and what do you have? They just don't go together IMO. Venus' game is not built on just being consistent which I'm sure you already know.


If you really wanna know I just want Venus to get her old swagger back. She was a devastating player w/the same forehand and and second serve.

I know, me too. I was just watching her at the Pilot Pen 2001 and her FH was compact and could match or beat anyone's on tour day in and day out. Her serve motion was smaller also.

vogus
Apr 18th, 2005, 03:00 PM
for whatever reason Venus is just not the same player she was. The other players believe they can beat her and because of the forehand they always have a game plan. Whether Venus has gotten worse or the competition has gotten better, it is hard to say, but it sort of mystifies me that she has been losing as often on fast courts as on clay (in fact, more often, considering she won C'ton and Warsaw last year).

rightous
Apr 18th, 2005, 03:34 PM
Lindsay I would give her siliva farina elia's movement

DA FOREHAND
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:08 PM
I think you'd see a difference when Venus goes to munch a FH crosscourt on the run or goes in for the huge swinging volley or stretches outwide to slam a return at her opponents feet. Put ED's FH in that situation and what do you have? They just don't go together IMO. Venus' game is not built on just being consistent which I'm sure you already know.




I know, me too. I was just watching her at the Pilot Pen 2001 and her FH was compact and could match or beat anyone's on tour day in and day out. Her serve motion was smaller also.


in leiu of Venus getting her swag back....i'd be happy w/her simply having a more consistent forehand

thelittlestelf
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:22 PM
I want Venus to get her confidence of '00 back.

Her forehand and serve are great with confidence.

thelittlestelf
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:24 PM
Hingis: Serena's Serve
Lindsay: Kim's mobility

miffedmax
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:26 PM
For me I'd give Venus Williams, the forehand of Elena D. I can live w/her second serve, it's not getting her killed, or i'd like her to have the confidence she had in 00-02.

Give Venus Lena's forehand, and Lena V's serve and every damn final would be VW vs. LD.

I could live with that. :lol:

tfannis
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:31 PM
Kim: Justine's mental strength in finals
Justine: Kim's killercapacities in the early rounds

Aquanetta
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:43 PM
I endow Serena with Jana Novotna's volleying abilities. :hearts:

Knizzle
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:57 PM
I endow Serena with Jana Novotna's volleying abilities. :hearts:

:eek:

Aquanetta
Apr 18th, 2005, 05:04 PM
Kim: Justine's mental strength in finals
Justine: Kim's killercapacities in the early rounds

This is a good exchange. :yeah: :)

LUIS9
Apr 18th, 2005, 05:06 PM
I endow Serena with Jana Novotna's volleying abilities. :hearts:

You want her to give Graf a run for her money dont you? She'd certainly be threatning to catch up, given good health. (In terms of grand slam wins of course)

Stamp Paid
Apr 18th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Give Serena Steffi Graf's footwork.

DA FOREHAND
Apr 18th, 2005, 07:27 PM
I would like to add Steffi Graf's work ethic to Venus' game, with that comes confidence

K.U.C.W-R.V
Apr 18th, 2005, 07:32 PM
I'd give Justine, Venus or Lindsay's hight - with 6 or 7 extra inches that serve would be on a par with Molik & Serena. At under 5"6 it is ridiculously streaky...both a weapon & a liability.

I'd give Nastya & Vera a very large dose of Serena's on-court intimidation & Justines never-say-die attitude.

saki
Apr 18th, 2005, 07:34 PM
I think, if Justine were more athletic, she'd be almost impossible to beat. The best athletes on tour are, IMO, Kim, Serena and Elena D so either of them. Possibly Elena D would be the best bet since she's the tallest and Justine could use extra oomph on her serve.

SJW
Apr 18th, 2005, 07:36 PM
Serena: Grafs footwork...:yeah: Justin
Venus: Lindsays forehand
Alicia: speed of either sister
Golovin: i'll give her another few years, her game is still developing
Clijsters: Serena's killer instinct

Pengwin
Apr 18th, 2005, 08:03 PM
If I wanted to PUNISH them :devil: :

Serena with Dementieva's serve
Graf with Venus's forehand
Venus with Graf's backhand :lol:
Molik with Camile Pin's serve
Serena with Vera Z's mental strength
Davenport with Justine Henin's height
Martina Navratilova with Myskina's consistancy

random fan
Apr 18th, 2005, 08:04 PM
Give Venus Lena's forehand, and Lena V's serve and every damn final would be VW vs. LD.

I could live with that. :lol:


Give Venus Lena's serve and give Lena Venus's forehand and Masha will win every damn tournament.

I could live with that too :lol:

Szymanowski
Apr 18th, 2005, 08:16 PM
Roger Federer's everything!!! lol

OK, I'll look only at the female players!
I'd give Sharapova Kim's movement, though hers is good, Kim's is excellent. Maria often hits a good shot, then she believes that will be a winner, and she doesn't expect a return, which can throw her off balance.

DA FOREHAND
Apr 18th, 2005, 08:20 PM
Give Venus Lena's serve and give Lena Venus's forehand and Masha will win every damn tournament.

I could live with that too :lol:


Not if Lindsay's force feeding her bagels !

deja_entendu
Apr 18th, 2005, 08:21 PM
If Hingis had the serve of Serena/Maria/Alicia she would be undefeated in her career ;)

Babolatpro880
Apr 18th, 2005, 08:53 PM
I'd give Jelena something like Justine's variety.

SelesFan70
Apr 18th, 2005, 09:19 PM
I'd give them all Chris Evert's grace... :worship:

petey_pan
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:27 AM
I'll give Sam Stosur just about every other player in the worlds ability to play overseas :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Almalyk
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:46 AM
I'd give Anastasia the serve of Serena Williams.

JenFan75
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:51 AM
I wanna give Lena D Lindsay's serve.

Odd
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:54 AM
I would give ALicia, The movement and backhand of Justine Henin-Hardenne or venus williams. Imagine a player with alicias serve and forehand, and venus' movement and backhand. That would be one hell of a player.

And maybe give Hantuchova the glamour and grace of Nicole Pratt:hearts: :hearts: .

SzavayFi
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:56 AM
I'd Give Daniela Lena D's footwork and id give Lena D Danis Serve :) (they can trade :) )

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 19th, 2005, 03:25 AM
I'd give Venus Lindsay's forehand.
I'd give Serena, Venus' net game
I'd give Mauresmo Serena's self belief
I'd give Sharapova Venus' movement
I'd give Dementieva Molik's 1st and 2nd serve

deep bass
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:12 PM
I'd give Vera Z Monicas mental strength.

kabuki
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:24 PM
I'd give the entire tour Martina Navratilova's hardiness and good health. :)

DA FOREHAND
Apr 20th, 2005, 02:44 PM
Bump

Aquanetta
Apr 20th, 2005, 03:27 PM
I'd give Venus Lindsay's forehand.
I'd give Serena, Venus' net game
I'd give Mauresmo Serena's self belief
I'd give Sharapova Venus' movement
I'd give Dementieva Molik's 1st and 2nd serve

Venus's net game isn't any better than Serena's. :shrug: