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fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 3rd, 2006, 08:48 PM
They all have similar games:
1. Graceful Movement
2. Small Body Frames
3. Relatively, not much power, but can crack powerful winners at times
4. Win matches usually with lower unforced errors AND lower winners than their opponents
5. Somewhat weak servers... not so much tati :p
6. Relatively good return of serve
7. Fairly comfortable at net... not so much tati :p
8. Great Defensive Games
9. Dramatic personalities, though they are dramatic in different ways

They still have a lot of differences though such as the type of shot they hit! (ex. Myskina hits flat whereas Jankovic is more loopy/top spin and Golovin is somewhere in between)

So..... who do you like the most.. ? :D


Videos for those who need help

Tatiana Golovin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwWWKJtzH_U

Jelena Jankovic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQL-yHpSwVE

Anastasia Myskina
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQMZro1cBv4

mboyle
Dec 3rd, 2006, 09:47 PM
Tati's serve is regularly over 105/110MPH...

Craigy
Dec 3rd, 2006, 09:49 PM
lmao, Tati's serve is becoming one of the best on tour now :lol:

Craigy
Dec 3rd, 2006, 09:49 PM
But anyway, I looooooooove Golovin :awww:

yukon145
Dec 3rd, 2006, 10:04 PM
yes Tati's serve has gotten much better, but have you seen her volley? not good.

fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 3rd, 2006, 10:09 PM
there. i edited 5 and 7 :p

frenchie
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:02 PM
They all have the same game IMO!

smart, smooth, fluid...except Nastya is usually better at anything
Jelena is second
Tati is third

RR-87
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:15 PM
Nastya is the Queen among them :angel:

fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:16 PM
Nastya is the Queen among them :angel:

she is the mommy

The Daviator
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:31 PM
Nastya :hearts:

TaliaSecondServe
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:41 PM
They all symbolize what is called feminity as a stereotype :lol:
Lack of power and craftiness... (especially, Nastya). Btw, I'd add Martina to this list as well...
I prefer an open strenth...like Sisters or MS :worship: .

MyskinaManiac
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:46 PM
You couldn't see much "smooth moving" from Tati, rather excellent anticipation. Tati doesn't red-line anything, but her serve is a lot better now. I like her game.

Jankovic reminds me of Capriati. Everything is so fast paced, from the groundies to how quickly she moves and prepares between points. Her serve looks like Capriatis also. She is a big hitter, but is a smooth mover for sure.

Nastya wasn't doing much moving either in that clip lol! She seemed to be dictating points and surprisingly smacking drive volleys (which is very rare for her to even develop points to come in). Nasya hits flatter. Her serve is sent down like a dart, with placement not the best, but hey it's clay - aces are harder to come by.

fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:48 PM
You couldn't see much "smooth moving" from Tati, rather excellent anticipation. Tati doesn't red-line anything, but her serve is a lot better now. I like her game.

Jankovic reminds me of Capriati. Everything is so fast paced, from the groundies to how quickly she moves and prepares between points. Her serve looks like Capriatis also. She is a big hitter, but is a smooth mover for sure.

Nastya wasn't doing much moving either in that clip lol! She seemed to be dictating points and surprisingly smacking drive volleys (which is very rare for her to even develop points to come in). Nasya hits flatter. Her serve is sent down like a dart, with placement not the best, but hey it's clay - aces are harder to come by.

oh hahaha i wasnt choosing clips for their movement only. i was just looking for short clips where you could see them winning points

faboozadoo15
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:48 PM
i've never thought of golovin as a beautiful mover at all.... no one can HONESTLY say she's anywhere near Myskina or Jankovic. please.

MyskinaManiac
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:51 PM
oh hahaha i wasnt choosing clips for their movement only. i was just looking for short clips where you could see them winning points

Oh *feels foolish*

goldenlox
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:04 AM
I don't think of Myskina as smooth, but she's very quick around the court.

frenchie
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:06 AM
I don't think of Myskina as smooth, but she's very quick around the court.

Who is a smooth mover then??:confused:

don't tell me Sharapova:help:

martirogi
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:08 AM
my three favorite players. what a nice thread topic. :hearts:

goldenlox
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:10 AM
Who is a smooth mover then??:confused:

don't tell me Sharapova:help:Sharapova? :tape:
Smooth is Kim and Patty. I think of Nastya as having a quick burst of speed

Carsten
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:10 AM
I like Tati's and Jelenas game more thn Myskinas, they're more natural talented :)

FrenchY52
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:34 PM
Tati :hearts:
Nastya :worship:

©@®eLess
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:45 PM
Jankovic and Myskina have sam Fan bases....they have similar games...but JJ tops my list...Tati is climbing up mu list..but there's something about that girl that lacks...i dont know...

Dementieva_Dude
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:40 PM
I enjoy all of their games, and I think they're all fun to watch...when they play well and are "on". When they are off their game it can be UGLY. Personally, I like Myskina and Golovin more than Jankovic, but I would say that the three of them are all players I like and cheer for most of the time:) I hope they all have a good 2007 season

Josh.
Dec 4th, 2006, 08:22 PM
1. tatiana
2. jelena
3. Nastya

cypher_88
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:27 PM
1. Nastya :kiss: when i see those 2004 clips i get sad :sad:
2. Tati she's improving



... Jankovic dont like her game and tbh dont like her either

Kim's_fan_4ever
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:45 PM
Tati comes first :worship:

Craigy
Dec 4th, 2006, 09:51 PM
1. Tati :inlove: :rocker2:
2. Myskina :hearts:









3. Jankovic :p

The Dawntreader
Dec 4th, 2006, 10:03 PM
Myskina:worship:

Dominic
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:05 PM
I like all three of them. My favorite is jankovic though. She easily has some of the best movement on tour.

SzavayFi
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:16 PM
Tati definately doesnt fall under this catagory. I'd take her out and put in Maria Kirilenko :)

AnneSo006
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Tati !!!!:worship:

Ben.
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:45 PM
I prefer Myskina. She's a terrific player to watch with her movement, placement of shot, consistency from the baseline & with a little bit of touch :yeah:

Nicolás89
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:48 PM
Myskina: has a lot of tallent, very fluid game, a litle bit of tallent is wasted though.:)

Jelena J: she is so dramatic when she plays, is entertaining to watch, i like her game:drool:

tati: emmm:unsure: i like her:p

selyoink
Dec 5th, 2006, 05:39 AM
my three favorite players. what a nice thread topic. :hearts:

My two favorite players and one of my second tier favorites. :hearts:

Fired
Dec 5th, 2006, 10:08 AM
Tati? Small frame?:spit:If you compare hers to Ana's she does have a small frame :p

So Disrespectful
Dec 5th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Jelena hits lots of winners :confused:

:inlove:
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Nastya is by far the most talented and by far my favorite. :worship: :drool:
Jelena is by far the most annoying and by far my least favorite. :help: :rolleyes:

:inlove:
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:59 PM
Jelena Jankovic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQL-yHpSwVE

That teaches you nothing about Jelena's game. :confused: It's 4 straight Serena errors. :lol:

Lulu.
Dec 5th, 2006, 03:13 PM
Golovin for me. I dont like the other two

goldenlox
Dec 6th, 2006, 12:46 AM
Tati? Small frame?:spit:I'll bet Tati weighs more than Nastya.

Derek.
Dec 6th, 2006, 12:51 AM
Tati definately doesnt fall under this catagory. I'd take her out and put in Maria Kirilenko :)

True dat.


Nastya is the best at this gamestyle :hearts:

Pheobo
Dec 6th, 2006, 12:57 AM
Where's Hingis?!

hingisGOAT
Dec 6th, 2006, 08:02 AM
jankovic is not small - she looks six feet tall - and her backhand is hit really incredibly hard. same with golovin's forehand - it's a rocket. also, golovin is nowhere near as fast as the other two.

i can see some similarities between myskina-jankovic (fast baseline games based around the backhand) but not between myskina-golovin or golovin-jankovic at all

Brett.
Dec 6th, 2006, 08:04 AM
I hate Anastasia Myskina so much because she bitctes about every players! :lol:

[.Raisin.]
Dec 7th, 2006, 09:02 PM
I hate Anastasia Myskina so much because she bitctes about every players! :lol:

Which is why I love her so much. ;)

Mightymirza
Dec 7th, 2006, 10:02 PM
yeah even myskina 1st serve was sooo much better back thenn :sad:

MyskinaManiac
Dec 7th, 2006, 10:33 PM
I hate Anastasia Myskina so much because she bitctes about every players! :lol:

I like that, reminds me that she's human and has feelings. Not some fake and plastic crap that looks like a barbie doll and pretends to like everybody.

frenchie
Dec 7th, 2006, 10:34 PM
yeah even myskina 1st serve was sooo much better back thenn :sad:

No;)
I can tell you Nastya's 1st serve can be a good weapon! The problem is the percentage which is about 30%

I was at the Nastya/Sania RG match this year and Nastya's serve was very good that day. She hit so many aces or unreturnable serves:eek:

Harju.
Dec 9th, 2006, 03:56 AM
Loves these three :inlove:

Wayn77
Dec 9th, 2006, 04:34 AM
Myskina moves beautifully - she skips :inlove:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/brunsdon/tennis/b_myskina_0119.jpg