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Andy.
Oct 7th, 2007, 06:05 AM
The heading is pretty self explanitory, Im just interested to see what people think.

Derek.
Oct 7th, 2007, 06:09 AM
1. Venus Williams
2. Ana Ivanovic
3. Serena Williams
4. Maria Sharapova
5. Svetlana Kuznetova
6. Justine Henin
7. Daniela Hantuchova
8. Nadia Petrova
9. Anna Chakvetadze
10. Jelena Jankovic

WhatTheDeuce
Oct 7th, 2007, 06:14 AM
1. Venus Williams
2. Ana Ivanovic
3. Serena Williams
4. Maria Sharapova
5. Justine Henin
6. Svetlana Kuznetsova
7. Nadia Petrova
8. Daniela Hantuchova
9. Anna Chakvetadze
10. Jelena Jankovic

Lunaris
Oct 7th, 2007, 06:24 AM
1. Venus Williams
2. Ana Ivanovic
3. Serena Williams
4. Justine Henin
5. Maria Sharapova
6. Svetlana Kuznetsova
7. Nadia Petrova
8. Daniela Hantuchova
9. Jelena Jankovic
10. Anna Chakvetadze

But it's quite close. All of them can hit it hard when they want, well maybe except of Anna who usually plays low paced shots.

Ben.
Oct 7th, 2007, 07:07 AM
1. Venus Williams
2. Serena Williams
3. Ana Ivanovic
4. Maria Sharapova
5. Justine Henin
6. Svetlana Kuznetsova
7. Daniela Hantuchova
8. Nadia Petrova
9. Jelena Jankovic
10. Anna Chakvetadze

Ben.
Oct 7th, 2007, 07:09 AM
very hard to choose, jelena & anna are probably the only ones who don't use a lot power i think, just my opinion.

Andy.
Oct 7th, 2007, 07:12 AM
very hard to choose, jelena & anna are probably the only ones who don't use a lot power i think, just my opinion.
True, and I also find with Ana that her forehand is huge but her backhand isnt so much so its hard to rank her as well.

Bruno71
Oct 7th, 2007, 07:12 AM
1. Venus Williams
2. Serena Williams
3. Ana Ivanovic
4. Justine Henin
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova
6. Maria Sharapova
7. Nadia Petrova
8. Daniela Hantuchova
9. Jelena Jankovic
10. Anna Chakvetadze

WhatTheDeuce
Oct 7th, 2007, 07:23 AM
Chakvetadze has more pace on her shots than people give her credit for. :o I think slightly more than Jankovic anyway. I might be wrong, it's pretty neck and neck between those two. I think Anna's normal rally shot is slightly faster but when Jankovic is trying to open up the court or hit a winner, hers is faster.

Also as the TS mentioned, it's difficult to pick between Serena and Ana because Ana's FH is probably bigger than either of Serena's strokes, but Serena is more balanced in terms of being able to belt it off both wings.

The rest is pretty obvious IMO.

mankind
Oct 7th, 2007, 08:46 AM
1. Venus
2. Serena
3. Henin - NO, I'M NOT JOKING. Hard hitting isn't just about how big you are - it's about timing and technique as well.
4. Ana
5. Sharapova
6. Kuznetsova
7. Hantuchova
8. Petrova
9. Chakvetadze
10. Jelena

Pasta-Na
Oct 7th, 2007, 08:53 AM
from the research, shuai peng at #8.

Rerun
Oct 7th, 2007, 08:57 AM
1. Henin (yes :o)
2. Venus
3. Serena
4. Ana
5. Maria
6. Kuznetsova
7. Hantuchova
8. Petrova
9. Jankovic
10. Chakvetadze

Ben.
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:02 AM
True, and I also find with Ana that her forehand is huge but her backhand isnt so much so its hard to rank her as well.

most girls these days have big forehands, wonder which player has their backhand bigger than there forehand.

DemWilliamsGulls
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:40 AM
1. Venus
2. Serena
3. Sharapova
4. Davenport
5. Henin
6. Kuetz
7. Petrova
8. Ivanovic
9. Molik
10.Bartoli

Andy.
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:01 AM
most girls these days have big forehands, wonder which player has their backhand bigger than there forehand.
Yeah but there is a big disparity between the power of her forehand and backhand unlike Masha, Justine and the Williams sisters. To answer your question I would say that Hingis and Jankovic have bigger backhands than forehands

DragonFlame
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:10 AM
It depends on wich strokes you judge:

First serve
Second serve
Forehand
Backhand
serve return
second serve return
smash


If you want a pretty objective view including all these strokes you can look at the newly invented stat called powerindex. Too bad they haven't showed it for the fall tournaments:(

Slutiana
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:14 AM
1. Venus
2. Serena
3. Baltacha
4. Mel South
5. Golovin
6. Anne Keothavong

(don't have 10 faves :tape:

Medina
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:20 AM
I would think Mirza or sprem would be here :D

Shvedbarilescu
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:39 AM
Some of the people in this thread obviously just didn't get it. This isn't about ones favorites or even about who one thinks are the hardest hitters all the way through the women's game. This is only looking at the current top 10.

It is interesting to note that amongst those that did understand there seems to be a pretty good consensus. Also it does confirm that hitting hard isn't necessarily a sign of superiority.

My picks.
1. Serena Williams
2. Ana Ivanovic
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Venus Williams
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova
6. Justine Henin
7. Daniela Hantuchova
8. Nadia Petrova
9. Jelena Jankovic
10.Anna Chakvetadze

Ben.
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:50 AM
Yeah but there is a big disparity between the power of her forehand and backhand unlike Masha, Justine and the Williams sisters. To answer your question I would say that Hingis and Jankovic have bigger backhands than forehands

true, very rare for a player to have their backhand more powerful than their forehand these days it seems. bachand always seems to be the shot to set up for the forehand.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Oct 7th, 2007, 11:05 AM
1. Venus
2. Serena
3. Baltacha
4. Mel South
5. Golovin
6. Anne Keothavong

(don't have 10 faves :tape:

:secret: rank the Top10 players in the world

1. Venus
2. Serena
3. Henin
4. Sharapova
5. Kuznetsova
6. Ivanovic
7. Petrova
8. Hantuchova
9. Jankovic
10. Chakvetadze

It's actually tough right now between Henin & Serena to be honest. At this moment in time they are both interchangeable with the power they hit with.

Andy.
Oct 7th, 2007, 11:13 AM
Yes as people have already pointed out I was only discussing the current top 10 not who I thought were the top 10 hardest hitters