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deja_entendu
Apr 27th, 2005, 09:16 PM
There are certain players who win points through hard work, consistence, and great depth of shot... while there are others who win points with pure flair. :devil: For example, although Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova are great, dominating players, neither tends to have those one or two points in a match that are just unbelievable.

I think some players who play points that look good on the highlight reels are Kim Clijsters and Martina Hingis. Hingis often tripped up her opponent in games of cat and mouse which makes for wildly entertaining scrambling, while Clijsters' splits usually ensure that there are at least one or two points in her matches that are :eek:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 27th, 2005, 09:21 PM
Serena is definately a highlight reel player. Her forehands, when she's on, the angles are wicked! And Venus' backhand....AMAZING! They can go on streaks of 10 or so winners and their opponents are powerless!

faboozadoo15
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:01 PM
monica seles and martina hingis ;)

Calimero377
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:02 PM
There are certain players who win points through hard work, consistence, and great depth of shot... while there are others who win points with pure flair. :devil: For example, although Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova are great, dominating players, neither tends to have those one or two points in a match that are just unbelievable.

I think some players who play points that look good on the highlight reels are Kim Clijsters and Martina Hingis. Hingis often tripped up her opponent in games of cat and mouse which makes for wildly entertaining scrambling, while Clijsters' splits usually ensure that there are at least one or two points in her matches that are :eek:


Clijsters, is she the Belgian chick that is famous for losing tons of slam finals?
And Hingis, is she the Swiss brat who cried on her mum's shoulder when she had to play a great player for the first time in a slam final?

Erm, what did you want to tell us about those girls .... ?

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:03 PM
Kournikova always had a few GORGEOUS displays of shot-making, even when she lost.

Seles, Hingis, Serena, Conchita to name some others.

Calimero377
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:03 PM
Serena is definately a highlight reel player. Her forehands, when she's on, the angles are wicked! And Venus' backhand....AMAZING! They can go on streaks of 10 or so winners and their opponents are powerless!


Opponents?
You are not talking of good old (very old) Farina Elia, are you?

Calimero377
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:05 PM
Kournikova always had a few GORGEOUS displays of shot-making, even when she lost. ....


First 5 rounds in slams don't count ....

Pengwin
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:06 PM
Clijsters, is she the Belgian chick that is famous for losing tons of slam finals?
And Hingis, is she the Swiss brat who cried on her mum's shoulder when she had to play a great player for the first time in a slam final?

Erm, what did you want to tell us about those girls .... ?


Neither of those is 'famous' for those things. They are greats on their own merits and natural talant and ability, and most would call Hingis the greatest 'analyst' of the tennis court.

deja_entendu
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:10 PM
Who invited cali?

Anyway I totally agree about Anna, she would produce some of the most amazing shots I've ever seen :hearts: (followed by some of the most :sad: shots I've ever seen)

Calimero377
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:10 PM
Neither of those is 'famous' for those things. They are greats on their own merits and natural talant and ability, and most would call Hingis the greatest 'analyst' of the tennis court.


In her most important match ever she over-analysed obviously ....

Sonny, it's one thing to analyse Mauresmo types. But it is a totally different one to out-fox the greatest-ever. Hingis wasn't up to the task. Graf took her apart. Piece by piece by piece. With no mercy.

deja_entendu
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:23 PM
:bs:

Why have not ONE of your posts in this thread pertained to the original topic?? And why is Graf even being mentioned in here? She has NOTHING to do with this discussion... take your fanaticism elsewhere.

franny
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:26 PM
In her most important match ever she over-analysed obviously ....

Sonny, it's one thing to analyse Mauresmo types. But it is a totally different one to out-fox the greatest-ever. Hingis wasn't up to the task. Graf took her apart. Piece by piece by piece. With no mercy.

Was that what this thread was about? I thought it was about highlight reel players. Can you not change the subjects of threads, and even if you are going to change the subjects of threads, at least be less obnoxious in doing so. Either stay on topic or don't post at all. If you feel like you must talk about Hingis and Graf's 99 FO match, then start a new thread. I'm sure that you'll get your fair share of replies there. Until then, don't hijax another thread and make it a Worshipping Graf spectacle, it's quite rude.

Calimero377
Apr 27th, 2005, 10:31 PM
:bs:

Why have not ONE of your posts in this thread pertained to the original topic?? And why is Graf even being mentioned in here? She has NOTHING to do with this discussion... take your fanaticism elsewhere.


Rewatch Graf-Seles, Wimbledon 1992 final.
2nd set, graf leading 4-1, 30-30. Watch the following rally.
:worship: :worship: :worship:
Then come back ....

jes_022
Apr 27th, 2005, 11:02 PM
Hingis and Clijsters definitely :worship: !!!!!

XaDavK_Kapri
Apr 27th, 2005, 11:34 PM
POor guy, he even knows her POINTS by heart :lol:

Anyways, I'd say Mary Pierce and Monica Seles for the power and accuracy. Probably Kim and Hingis for the long rallies :)

LindsayRulez
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:10 AM
Serena, because of her awesome reactions!

Berlin_Calling
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:14 AM
Mary Pierce. Between the legs lob winner anyone??

GoDominique
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:15 AM
Monami.

RenaSlam.
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:17 AM
Nope, they would never show Monami. LOL. :wavey:

GoDominique
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:20 AM
Nope, they would never show Monami. LOL. :wavey:
They would, and they have already. :)

macbaq
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:38 AM
yeah... Hingis... simply amazing

controlfreak
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:49 AM
Goran. Even if it was the most exciting wta tournament ever played, they would still have to cut to some footage of Goran to make a proper highlights reel.

Maggie&MomoFan
Apr 28th, 2005, 01:05 AM
Has to be Mary Pierce one of the flashiest players ever!

UDiTY
Apr 28th, 2005, 01:10 AM
I think a blistering winner is just as cool as a well earned point.

An amazing Venus winner from no where is pretty amazing, or a Serena return winner. I also enjoy a Justine bh dtl outta no where or a well constructed Hingis point.:D

Jericho
Apr 28th, 2005, 01:25 AM
the things venus does on the dead run are amazing...most recently that passing shot she hit against davenport at amelia island was unbelievable ;)

G_Slammed
Apr 28th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Jennifer Capriati.

alexusjonesfan
Apr 28th, 2005, 01:33 AM
yes, another lets masturbate over our faves thread

backhanddtl4
Apr 28th, 2005, 02:14 AM
Cali is just jealous cause Steffi wasn't a shot maker.

Greenout
Apr 28th, 2005, 03:42 AM
yes, another lets masturbate over our faves thread


:haha:

aimee20
Apr 28th, 2005, 04:22 AM
I've got proof
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/marypierce/

I borrow this from one of the best mary's fan ever.
at the first page you'll see the between the legs lob..
and inside you'll see she has so many beautiful shots !!

J_Migoe
Apr 28th, 2005, 04:53 AM
bump

faboozadoo15
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:02 AM
yes, another lets masturbate over our faves thread
true, but i picked hingis and she was nevera favorite of mine while she was playing.
i also picked monica, yes, but anybody who saw her play can see that she's a highlight reel kinda gal ;)

Mr_Molik
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:10 AM
my beautiful baby marat :hearts:

andrewbroad
Apr 28th, 2005, 10:54 PM
For example, although Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova are great, dominating players, neither tends to have those one or two points in a match that are just unbelievable.

Did you by any chance happen to watch the Wimbledon 2004 final?

Serena Williams serving at 1-6 4-4, advantage Williams: Maria saved Williams's game-point with the best point of the Wimbledon 2004 Championships: she hit a short crosscourt forehand, whereupon the crowd started roaring; Williams hit a crosscourt forehand, Maria a bunted forehand, Williams a backhand, and finally Maria hit a crosscourt forehand winner right into Williams's forehand-corner, and the roaring turned into huge applause. It was one of those amazing rallies so dramatic that the world seems to go into slow motion.

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Knizzle
Apr 28th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Did you by any chance happen to watch the Wimbledon 2004 final?

Serena Williams serving at 1-6 4-4, advantage Williams: Maria saved Williams's game-point with the best point of the Wimbledon 2004 Championships: she hit a short crosscourt forehand, whereupon the crowd started roaring; Williams hit a crosscourt forehand, Maria a bunted forehand, Williams a backhand, and finally Maria hit a crosscourt forehand winner right into Williams's forehand-corner, and the roaring turned into huge applause. It was one of those amazing rallies so dramatic that the world seems to go into slow motion.

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I think he means on a consistent basis.

Geisha
Apr 28th, 2005, 11:11 PM
The highlight reel players?

Hingis used to serve up some incredible lobs at crucial times in matches. Serena is incredible- those two forehands saved on matchpoint against Sharapova at the Australian Open this year were some of the best shots I ever saw! Venus- at the US Open in 1997, saved matchpoint with a fierce backhand-down-the-line-passing-shot against Irina Spirlea in the Semifinals...Jennifer had some great shots aswell at times.

PaulieM
Apr 28th, 2005, 11:14 PM
wta: serena, clijsters, capriati
atp: federer:worship:, hewitt, ivanisevic

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 28th, 2005, 11:15 PM
true, but i picked hingis and she was nevera favorite of mine while she was playing.
i also picked monica, yes, but anybody who saw her play can see that she's a highlight reel kinda gal ;)
Surprised you left out Kournikova, faboo...

Anna was THE shotmaker in my opinion. Even Nick Boliterri said he'd never seen anyone hit the shots Anna did. A lot of them were LOW percentage, but when she made them, it was simply stunning :bowdown:

kabuki
Apr 28th, 2005, 11:52 PM
Martina Navratilova and her acrobatics at the net. :hearts:

thelittlestelf
Apr 28th, 2005, 11:59 PM
Sorry no one is a better highlight player than Hingis. I loved when she was at the net and she'd hit a drop volley and then when her opponent got to it she hit a lob volley over their heads! It was simply stunning...

I love watching Venus, Serena, Kim, Jen, Monica, and Anna with their highlights, too. Surprisingly, I also love watching Mary Pierce on the highlight reel, she can really hit some stunning shots!!

On the men's side, the best highlight reel players are Marat and Roger, definitely!

faboozadoo15
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:23 AM
Surprised you left out Kournikova, faboo...

Anna was THE shotmaker in my opinion. Even Nick Boliterri said he'd never seen anyone hit the shots Anna did. A lot of them were LOW percentage, but when she made them, it was simply stunning :bowdown:
well every player i've ever loved is a highlight reel kinda gal. and i certainly loved anna ;)

but you see, i wanted to name 2 women--
i love the power game with angles in a big babe rally-- so seles was a no brainer there.
i also wanted a finesse player who could hit any shot from anywhere-- and that in my lifetime has been martina hingis (she edges a anna a lilIMo because i saw her play so many more big matches).

anna, mary pierce, dokic, lucic, sprem, dementieva, capriati all have their special place for me too though.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:24 AM
well every player i've ever loved is a highlight reel kinda gal. and i certainly loved anna ;)

but you see, i wanted to name 2 women--
i love the power game with angles in a big babe rally-- so seles was a no brainer there.
i also wanted a finesse player who could hit any shot from anywhere-- and that in my lifetime has been martina hingis (she edges a anna a lilIMo because i saw her play so many more big matches).

anna, mary pierce, dokic, lucic, sprem, dementieva, capriati all have their special place for me too though.
Yup :worship:

-Kieron-
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:28 AM
Capriati for me!

andrewbroad
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:35 AM
I think he means on a consistent basis.

Oh, Maria does that all right. I'm consistently amazed by her crosscourt backhands and brilliant short angles! :worship:

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