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Kworb
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:26 AM
:confused:

I'd say Kournikova.

No Name Face
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:27 AM
Petrova or Kournikova.
Kournikova gets the edge because she's hotter.

Dave.
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:30 AM
Likhovtseva or Kournikova, then Kuznetsova.

Likhovtseva isn't as dazzling at the net as Kournikova is, but I think she is always very solid and reliable there. She always keeps her cool and never overplays a volley.

J.Bravo
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:37 AM
Where is Myskina when she came to net she was pretty good.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQP6mNYkKAQ

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:46 AM
believe it or not, kournikova.

TheFifthAvocado
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:47 AM
I'd say Petrova > Kournikova >>>>> other Russians. :shrug: They seem much more comfortable and natural at the net than the rest.

Oh, and the fact that someone voted for Sharapova just took all credibility away from this thread. :tears:

LudwigDvorak
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:51 AM
I voted for Sharapova, just to piss Timmeh off.

TheFifthAvocado
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:52 AM
I voted for Sharapova, just to piss Timmeh off.

Troll. :weirdo:

And someone voted for Lena. :crying2:

Natash.
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Kirilenko has good skills at net as well.

I would say Kournikova, Likhotseva, and Petrova.

LudwigDvorak
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Troll. :weirdo:

And someone voted for Lena. :crying2:

Lena's drop volley (what resembles it anyway) is the only thing she can do up there too. :crying2: Her drive volleys and smashes are so bad...poor Lena.

Sharapova's_Boy
Sep 29th, 2008, 02:19 AM
Definitely Nadya.

Kworb
Sep 29th, 2008, 02:21 AM
Where is Myskina when she came to net she was pretty good.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQP6mNYkKAQ

Yes Myskina was pretty good at the net. But there are only 10 options and I wanted to see how many would vote for baseline specialists like Masha and Lena.

améliemomo
Sep 29th, 2008, 02:25 AM
Hard to say cause most of russian players dont come to the net very often,I would even say NEVER to make a "classic volley":help::lol:

well to give an answer I would say likhovtseva or petrova.

Dawn Marie
Sep 29th, 2008, 02:28 AM
Without a doubt Anna Kornikova. It still baffles me why this kid wasn't groomed to win titles. She still has more talent then her some of counterparts do in 2008.
Anna had a solid fluid net game. She was a natural at the net. In fact she is still the best Russian netter this century. Second imho is Svetlana then Nadia.

cellophane
Sep 29th, 2008, 06:31 AM
Nadia...or Anna?

Szczecin
Sep 29th, 2008, 07:20 AM
Kournikova was good, but Likhovtseva had more feel at the net and was a natural doubles player...

Mana
Sep 29th, 2008, 07:37 AM
Nadia.

faboozadoo15
Sep 29th, 2008, 07:47 AM
Kournikova easily. Only Martina had better volleys when she was on tour.

:tape: She might have the best if she played now even.

Petrova is nice to see at net too. Her technique is good, and she doesn't overplay shots.
Kuznetsova is next best, which really doesn't say much. I feel like her net game has gotten worse.
Elena L was pretty good too.

Mattographer
Sep 29th, 2008, 07:51 AM
Kournikova and Likhovtseva

hankqq
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:00 AM
I voted Kournikova. It's one of the reasons why she did so well in doubles. Petrova is next. Likhovtseva was good too. Kuznetsova and Kirilenko also have good feel.

^bibi^
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:04 AM
Definitely Anna K. and Likho

Beny
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:15 AM
Kournikova petrova Zvonareva are good at net

Don´t forget Lena won Doubles YEChamps!! In 2002, it was a qf format then, not just Semis. They won a couple of Tier-Is with janette as well and lena reached two slam finals in doubles..her volleys are not that bad

Szczecin
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:20 AM
Kournikova petrova Zvonareva are good at net

Don´t forget Lena won Doubles YEChamps!! In 2002, it was a qf format then, not just Semis. They won a couple of Tier-Is with janette as well and lena reached two slam finals in doubles..her volleys are not that bad

When she plays doubles she is quite good yes...

But in singles she comes in on the wrong balls and makes wrong decisions etc...

RR-87
Sep 29th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Nadia :)

igost
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:22 PM
Morozova :)

Noctis
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:19 PM
nadiaaa Big Brother Winners

OsloErik
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:50 PM
Kournikova, then Petrova, then Likhovtseva and Kuznetsova about even.

KournikovaFan91
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:59 PM
definatly Kournikova all the other Russians avoid the net like its the plague well except maybe Petrova and Likhotseva

I think Anna might win more if she played now, out of her four tour finals she lost one to Venus and two to Martina so its not like she was losing finals to bad players.

Also Graf was around as was Seles, and Hingis was playing well and the Williams' were comng up also. Its not like nowadays were there arent too many legends in the top 20.

lilimi
Sep 29th, 2008, 05:01 PM
sharapova, best net skills ???:lol: :lol: :lol: does she go to the net??? seriously, she only dare to go to the net when her point is already won (she makes her lasso volley) or when she is hopeless...and then she's ridiculous.

1) kournikova :hearts:
2) petrova
3) kunetsova
4) safina
5) likhovtseva

vera really impressed me against jelena last saturday she was really great at the net :hearts: she should go there more often :hearts:
kirilenko is good too :hearts: it's shame she hasn't more power.

Direwolf
Sep 29th, 2008, 05:10 PM
Kournikova was the best mover and has the best net skills
she has good anticipation in every...

all she doesnt have is a strong serve...
and she can play good on ALL SURFACES...

had she stayed longer and played more lower tier events
she would have gotten lots of titles...
but she was playing the higher tiers always.

Demska
Sep 29th, 2008, 05:11 PM
petrova

KournikovaFan91
Sep 29th, 2008, 05:11 PM
yeah i agree she hardly played any IV or III she wanted to win at the top only (or maybe her mother did)

babuska6
Sep 29th, 2008, 05:12 PM
I dont know but i suppose that kournikova was very good on the net because of her many doubles titles

OsloErik
Sep 29th, 2008, 06:29 PM
yeah i agree she hardly played any IV or III she wanted to win at the top only (or maybe her mother did)

Or her sponsors.

RenaSlam.
Sep 29th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Petrova, only because she's active.

Kournikova's volleys were probably better, though.

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 29th, 2008, 07:32 PM
how does sharapova have more votes than zvonareva? maybe i've missed that part of maria's game all these years.

Ciarán
Sep 29th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Kournikova :yeah:

Emina.
Sep 29th, 2008, 09:28 PM
petrova

KournikovaFan91
Sep 29th, 2008, 11:37 PM
how does sharapova have more votes than zvonareva? maybe i've missed that part of maria's game all these years.

i know people are fans but she clearly cant play the net so her votes in this poll really mean nothing.

I dont go around saying that Anna is the best ever server since she clearly isnt.