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AnywhereButHome
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:17 PM
In your opinion, who plays the most beautiful tennis? Why do you like their game style ? :)

Edinboro
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:20 PM
Patty Schnyder uses the most variety and can produce some wicked shots, unfortunately, I don't think her style of play matches up well against many of the hard hitters today.

goldenlox
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:20 PM
Patty and Aga. Hingis when she was around

delicatecutter
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:21 PM
My choice is Caroline Wozniacki and she is not included in the poll! :bs:

Nikkiri
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:21 PM
I can't vote as my fave is not in the poll :sad:

AnywhereButHome
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:23 PM
Well, I can't include everybody :):)

Jean-Henri
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:25 PM
Caroline Wozniacki.

nevetssllim
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:27 PM
An in-form Patty or Dani.

daniela86
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:27 PM
I liked Hingis' game the most.Now I enjoy Aga and JJ's games even if Aga is not a fave of mine. I adore Lucie Safarova's game when she is on too. Peak Chakvetadze's game was also nice :awww:.

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:30 PM
i love watching kim clijsters running onto balls, and manipulating the court by using width. henins backhand is always great to watch, as is a clutch serena serve.

i think if most people answer this without thinking they will just pick their fave, and yes i love chak and the way she plays (when playing half decent) but from an object viewpoint the 3 above and their stengths are the sex. they are also i look foreward to match ups between the 3.

i didn't pick one game or style, as i like all different styles and to me, no players has a totally pleasing game with every shot to watch (clijsters is probably the closest, but im not overly keen on the serve).

The Dawntreader
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:33 PM
Davenport.

Amazing fluidity that was a direct result of her superlative timing. Her service action must rate as one of the most tour's notable aesthetic.

I find Venus in GOAT-Gazelle mode absolutely breathtaking to watch. She finishes points in such an extreme, explosive manner. You really do feel like her body is workingly seamlessly with her shots.

Shinjiro
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:34 PM
2008 Ivanovic

Irute
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:39 PM
I love Aga's game, Justine is awesome too. Serena is lots of fun to watch when she is on, her determination is amazing, the game however is not elegant.

Pops Maellard
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:40 PM
I voted for Venus and JJ. ;) JJ's game is quite beautiful when it's on. And Venus, well, she's got her own style :lol:. Got a few technical glitches but at least her volleying is graceful. :p

Sund7101
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:41 PM
I really miss Hingis. I think she has the best all-court game of all-time. She had all the tricks in her bag. Touch, athleticism, technique, grace, and anticipation.

I love Serena's ball-striking ability and how she goes for her shots when she's down.

Milito22
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Caroline Wozniacki.

:speakles:

Kworb
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:43 PM
I picked everyone except Azarenka.

sammy01
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Davenport.

Amazing fluidity that was a direct result of her superlative timing. Her service action must rate as one of the most tour's notable aesthetic.

I find Venus in GOAT-Gazelle mode absolutely breathtaking to watch. She finishes points in such an extreme, explosive manner. You really do feel like her body is workingly seamlessly with her shots.

those davenport groundies :drool:

beautiful to watch.

Serenus Christ
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Venus Williams forehand omg frothhhhhhh

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Most attractive game style is spartan tennis

dabossK
Feb 15th, 2010, 08:58 PM
Aga on grass is so great to watch. :drool:

AndreConrad
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Voted for Agnieszka and Justine because I really enjoy their games the most from the people listed here. The assessment is based on the past, however. I hope that they will be able to live up to the expectations, especially Agnieszka. I am worried about her short term.

Chrissie-fan
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Martina Hingis. Of those in the poll Justine Henin.

AnywhereButHome
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Davenport.

Amazing fluidity that was a direct result of her superlative timing. Her service action must rate as one of the most tour's notable aesthetic.

I find Venus in GOAT-Gazelle mode absolutely breathtaking to watch. She finishes points in such an extreme, explosive manner. You really do feel like her body is workingly seamlessly with her shots.

AGREE.

Njalle
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:28 PM
IMO, it's silly not to put the world #3 and #2 in this list, just because you don't like the way they play. Some of us actually do.

AnywhereButHome
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:30 PM
IMO, it's silly not to put the world #3 and #2 in this list, just because you don't like the way they play. Some of us actually do.

Well, sorry. But, if I had added them, then I would have not added someone else. I know that there are people who would say they like someone who is not in the poll and that there are a lot of other players who play nice to watch tennis, but the spots are just 10 :)

Just Do It
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:34 PM
Venus, Jelena and Maria for me. I enjoy watching them.

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:34 PM
IMO, it's silly not to put the world #3 and #2 in this list, just because you don't like the way they play. Some of us actually do.

Blasphemy.

Jean-Henri
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:36 PM
Martina Hingis. Of those in the poll Justine Henin.

Totally agree on Hingis.
I just think the question should be "had the most attractive game style" in order to include the obvious.

So, among currently active ranked WTA players it's still Wozniacki for me :-)
Don't want to speculate on possible comebacks.

wally1
Feb 15th, 2010, 09:56 PM
For me personally Sev Bremond. On grass, when she plays well and volleys a lot her game is just classically attractive and stylish. I remember watching her playing Mattek at Wimby a couple of years ago, and one backhand passing shot she hit which was just beautiful to watch.

Morisicki
Feb 15th, 2010, 10:00 PM
Not exactly a fan but I think Sharapova but where is Caroline or Na or Sabine?

Human Nature
Feb 15th, 2010, 10:03 PM
Serena .

This is the first reason why she is my favorite player .

Chakvenus
Feb 15th, 2010, 10:04 PM
my personal favorite style?
Anna C.
Her groundstrokes have such gorgeous, flairsome power - i just love it!
but of those listed, Agnieszka.
Her court-sense and craft is really fun to watch.

Sean.
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:02 AM
Bepa. :drool:

Natash.
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:13 AM
I agree about Bremond. Very flashy :hearts:

I always liked the way Mary Pierce played. I also think Kirilenko has an attractive game style.

VishaalMaria
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:13 AM
I think when on, Serena and Venus are a sight to see definitely. Some breath taking stuff.

And also Maria Sharapova; very much like the WS but her style is different yet equally powerful and effective.

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:43 AM
davenport and serena in full flight....

HRHoliviasmith
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:53 AM
not sharapova or venus, that's for sure. okay i like the way sharapova hits her forehand.....sometimes.

Stamp Paid
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:54 AM
2002 Serena

AcesHigh
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:01 AM
Watching Federer play pretty much gives me an orgasm.. :lol:

Although I've never like Justine as a person, I could watch her play all day.
She's the most comparable to Fed on the women's side.

dabossK
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:15 AM
Aga in third place! :)

Koon
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:17 AM
Vera and Alize :)

Pops Maellard
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:20 AM
I agree about Bremond. Very flashy :hearts:

I always liked the way Mary Pierce played. I also think Kirilenko has an attractive game style.
Too bad Bremond never wins matches. :shrug: But I guess this is about style not effectiveness. ;)

Wiggly
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:22 AM
In-form Kuznetsova.
I like the way Ivanovic played against Sharapova in that 2006 (?) Linz QF.

Cakeisgood
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:05 AM
I love JJ's fluidity in all of her shots. She is so technically proficient, it's lovely to watch.

And of course, 2006 USO Maria was the sex.

Mightymirza
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:05 AM
Justine henin's game and Serena Williams serve :hearts:

Mightymirza
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:06 AM
I love JJ's fluidity in all of her shots. She is so technically proficient, it's lovely to watch.

And of course, 2006 USO Maria was the sex.

:tape: Have you seen her FH? :wavey:

The 2nd Law
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:14 AM
1st half of 08 Ivanovic - it's how I became a fan.

On the poll - Sharapova (AO 08 :)) and Jankovic.

Potato
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:19 AM
:tape: Have you seen her FH? :wavey:

Her forehand is technically proficient. It's just that Jaja does everything she possible can to NOT make it work. :hearts:

The Witch-king
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:14 AM
IMO, it's silly not to put the world #3 and #2 in this list, just because you don't like the way they play. Some of us actually do.

no wonder you have eleven posts

Malva
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:27 AM
I would say, Henin, Radwańska.

Acinolbaj
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:45 AM
Hantuchova, end of 2007 and beginning of 2008. ;)

LightsOut!
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:48 AM
The old Patty: lobs and ankles!!!

Cakeisgood
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:52 AM
:tape: Have you seen her FH? :wavey:

Yes, as another poster has said, her technique is very sound on the FH side. She however lacks the capability (or the intent) to flatten out the shot and is content to keep it as a solid rally shot.
:wavey: right back honey.

bandabou
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:56 AM
All players have something..Serena's serve/ serve motion..just perfect. Juju's touch, Momo's netpay, etc..

Wojtek
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:59 AM
I can't vote as my fave is not in the poll :sad:

no surprise

Svetlana)))
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:00 AM
I actually really enjoy Jankovic's game when she's not in pushpush mode and against a fellow top player.







Except against Sveta. I rather she go pushpush

PalomaPiccaso
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:13 AM
Thank god Wozniacki got kept of this list. I am watching her match now and she has the most unattractive game style in the top 100. Most attractive would be Justine, Serena, Venus, Elena, Jelena and Kim when they are on and playing their game, its beautiful to watch.
Generally all the girls on this list have a very enjoyable game to watch when they are on. Radwanska is Ok when she is not pushing, she does have some variety.

Oermi
Feb 16th, 2010, 09:06 AM
i love the game style of Patty Schnyder, Maria Sharapova, Elena Dementieva and Mary Pierce :hearts:
oh, i forgot kim clijsters :)
i don't know why but Henin's game isn't really that attractive for me :confused:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Feb 16th, 2010, 09:13 AM
Martina Hingis undoubtedly. :worship:

I like watching ball-bashing at its best as well, so sometimes I like watching Maria and the others.

not sharapova or venus, that's for sure. okay i like the way sharapova hits her forehand.....sometimes.

:awww:

P.S. I miss you.

Singleniacki
Feb 16th, 2010, 09:24 AM
Patty Schnyder uses the most variety and can produce some wicked shots, unfortunately, I don't think her style of play matches up well against many of the hard hitters today.

This.

Feyd
Feb 16th, 2010, 09:25 AM
not sharapova or venus, that's for sure. okay i like the way sharapova hits her forehand.....when it breaks down.

There, fixed it for you.

Golovinjured.
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:20 AM
Hingis

Kournikova
Davenport
Schnyder
Mauresmo
Hantuchova
Radwanska
Safarova
Kirilenko
Venus
Pierce

Why are so many people saying Henin? Her forehand is glitchy, and her volleys are discriminatory. :shrug:

The old Patty: lobs and ankles!!!

Yes, Patty has amaze ankles!!! :hearts:

Svetame
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:15 AM
Obviously Amélie. Who else even comes close?!

madmax
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:21 AM
of course Sharapova:bowdown: No other woman player is so watchable when Masha is striking the hell out of that ball...

The Witch-king
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:25 AM
of course Sharapova:bowdown: No other woman player is so watchable when Masha is striking the hell out of that ball...

what a shock

The Witch-king
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:26 AM
of course Sharapova:bowdown: No other woman player is so watchable when Masha is striking the hell out of that ball...

what a shock:-x

A Magicman
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Of those mentioned Pova, besides that I like Wickmayer's and Stosur's games best.

Joe.
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:46 AM
mashaa and vika :) and caro, sometimes because she does vary her game up a lot ;)

AnywhereButHome
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:16 PM
of course Sharapova:bowdown: No other woman player is so watchable when Masha is striking the hell out of that ball...

YES, TOTALLY. Sooooo much POWER...just incredible :)

gc-spurs
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Winnerpova and Serena when they go beast and smack the hell out of the ball.

Juanes
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:16 PM
Mary Pierce and her unbelievable shots.... :hearts:

Sombrerero loco
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:19 PM
radwanska(L)

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:19 PM
Hingis
Davenport
Mauresmo on grass
Myskina when she's not in a pushing mode

Andrew Laeddis
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:23 PM
I wouldve voted for Caro but she wasnt in the poll :o

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Of those mentioned Pova, besides that I like Wickmayer's and Stosur's games best.

:speakles:

AnywhereButHome
Feb 16th, 2010, 04:21 PM
For me Venus and Serana has the most attractive game, and after taht are Davenport, Sharapova and Aga....and of course Vaidisova, when in-form, plays great tennis :)

Vartan
Feb 16th, 2010, 04:42 PM
I like bitchy ballbashing.

Njalle
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:46 PM
no wonder you have eleven posts

And your point is...?

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:37 PM
I go with Serena.

I think her game has widest DYNAMIC range, so to speak. Mind you, I'm making a distinction between "dynamic range" and "variety of skills or shots." Meaning, Serena - like no other - can go from exploding on someone's 1st serve and ripping it for a cannon of a winner and huge serves and ginormous groundies, to a surprisingly delicate forehand lob or even an unexpected, well placed drop shot. Her slice is continuing to develop (though it needs to be consistently sharp).

I just don't think there's anyone in the game that has that kind of "dynamic" range in their game. And for me, that's more enthralling than "variety" of strokes.

Szavay #1
Feb 17th, 2010, 01:13 AM
juju cause she has power and finesse imo. :)

tonybotz
Feb 17th, 2010, 01:14 AM
this is nothing more than a thinly veiled "who's your favorite" poll. the player with the most attractive game to YOU is going to be the player you like the most...

treufreund
Feb 17th, 2010, 01:37 AM
this is nothing more than a thinly veiled "who's your afavorite" poll. the player with the most attractive game to YOU is going to be the player you like the most...

This. Although I will say that JUJU is 100% my favorite player because her amazing game. That one handed backhand and those half volleys and forehands down the line are all just so wicked at making her opponents totally off balance. The least attractive for me on the tour are Bartoli, Wickmayer and Stosur. Also Really like Kuznetsova, Petrova, Radwanska, Clijsters :)

crux
Feb 17th, 2010, 09:10 AM
sharapova and azarenka :)

AnywhereButHome
Feb 17th, 2010, 06:58 PM
this is nothing more than a thinly veiled "who's your favorite" poll. the player with the most attractive game to YOU is going to be the player you like the most...

Therefore, you can choose more than one player ;)

Kipling
Feb 17th, 2010, 07:48 PM
this is nothing more than a thinly veiled "who's your favorite" poll. the player with the most attractive game to YOU is going to be the player you like the most...

Personally I think Aravane Rezai is a total fox....

On second thought, the OP probably meant something different.....

Singleniacki
Feb 17th, 2010, 08:22 PM
i find bartoli's game style attractive, it's refreshing and interesting imo. That is half the reason she is my favourite player :).

ZODIAC
Feb 17th, 2010, 10:26 PM
I love watching Vee at Wimbledon,she is like a gazelle and Serena of course her passion and when she is down she sorta relaxes and hit good serves .

Szavay #1
Feb 17th, 2010, 10:31 PM
i find bartoli's game style attractive, it's refreshing and interesting imo. That is half the reason she is my favourite player :).

marion isn't my fav but ita about her game. no matter what she's fun to watch. :)

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 18th, 2010, 12:21 AM
Well we now have over two hundred votes which probably does give a fairly acurate picture of how attractive the game styles of the 10 above players are regarded by TennisForum posters. Not terribly surprisingly Justine Henin is the runaway leader and Serena Williams is a strong second. After that the 3rd to the 8th spots have continually fluctuated at there isn't much in it at all. As I write this only 7 votes separate 3rd (currently a tie between Sharapova and Radwanska with 37) and 8th (currently Kuznetsova at 30). But the 9th and especially the 10th and last place players lag far behind the rest. In 9th place with only 19 votes is Elena Dementieva and in last place with an amazingly meesly 11 votes is Victoria Azarenka.

I'm not very surprised to see Azarenka last to be honest but that she has only 11 votes is pretty shocking. No surprise either to see the two most successful women in tennis at the top of the pile. I think Henin has the lead over Serena primarily because there are a lot folks who do find that single handed backhand of Henin's to be a lovely shot, I know not everyone agrees with that but clearly that backhand does have a lot of support.

The only real surprise is seeing Elena Dementieva doing so poorly. I expected her to be doing much better than the her lowly 9th place for two reasons, firstly she has a strong, loyal and passionate fanbase here who I would have expected to give her more support than they apparently have and 2nd because actually I rather think over the years Elena has developed a much more attractive watchable game. She certainly shows a lot more variety and improvisation than she used to.

LudwigDvorak
Feb 18th, 2010, 12:25 AM
Elena has a very ugly game most of the time. Her fans preferred her game when she was stronger off the forehand and backhand, especially forehand, and had a flatter, flashier game. She has slightly more variety, but she was more entertaining to watch several years ago. That's the general consensus I see.

I love her and her game, but it's far from attractive. It's very ugly.

moby
Feb 18th, 2010, 12:26 AM
I go with Serena.

I think her game has widest DYNAMIC range, so to speak. Mind you, I'm making a distinction between "dynamic range" and "variety of skills or shots." Meaning, Serena - like no other - can go from exploding on someone's 1st serve and ripping it for a cannon of a winner and huge serves and ginormous groundies, to a surprisingly delicate forehand lob or even an unexpected, well placed drop shot. Her slice is continuing to develop (though it needs to be consistently sharp).

I just don't think there's anyone in the game that has that kind of "dynamic" range in their game. And for me, that's more enthralling than "variety" of strokes.Have you watched Henin play? She has much more "dynamic range" than Serena, and uses it regularly too.
That part in bold describes Henin's game more accurately than Serena's.

And of course she's the variety too. In any case, I'm not willing to totally delink "variety" from "dynamic range".

AcesHigh
Feb 18th, 2010, 12:29 AM
Elena has a very ugly game most of the time. Her fans preferred her game when she was stronger off the forehand and backhand, especially forehand, and had a flatter, flashier game. She has slightly more variety, but she was more entertaining to watch several years ago. That's the general consensus I see.

I love her and her game, but it's far from attractive. It's very ugly.

I kind of agree. I preferred watching her more a few years ago.

I can say the same for Vee though. Ugly technique on a lot of shots but I still love her.

Josh.
Feb 18th, 2010, 12:36 AM
Elena has a very ugly game most of the time. Her fans preferred her game when she was stronger off the forehand and backhand, especially forehand, and had a flatter, flashier game. She has slightly more variety, but she was more entertaining to watch several years ago. That's the general consensus I see.

I love her and her game, but it's far from attractive. It's very ugly.

Couldn't agree more. She has become more masculine in the past few seasons.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 18th, 2010, 12:41 AM
I prefer to watch Elena now than 4-5 years ago

The reason .... Elena rarely losses to mugs nowadays :p

BTW , beautiful tennis doesn´t exist -

Filipinos
Feb 18th, 2010, 01:04 AM
Patty, Dani, Kim and Justine :)

LudwigDvorak
Feb 18th, 2010, 01:13 AM
Couldn't agree more. She has become more masculine in the past few seasons.

Masculine? How so? It looks to me like her shots have gotten weaker in the last few seasons, not stronger.

davidmario
Feb 18th, 2010, 03:01 AM
Vee and Sharapova look like elegant Divas when they're playing. Like that.

meyerpl
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:05 AM
I think any tennis fan who watches objectively would say Henin, she makes the game look beautiful, especially with her backhand, but that's just my opinion. I'm not her fan especially but I have to give credit where credit is due.

Henin=Legend
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:20 AM
Henin's game is the best, by miles. Only haters will disagree.

meyerpl
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Henin's game is the best, by miles. Only haters will disagree.I wouldn't say it's necessarily the "best", especially by "miles", but I would say it's the most beautiful to watch. And I'm far from being a "hater."

chucktf
Feb 18th, 2010, 06:17 AM
Henin's game is the best, by miles. Only haters will disagree.

Don't like Henin game, well, it's pretty good but not great to me, she is way too defensive sometimes especially against big hitters. Anyway I prefer Sharapova and Davenport's game.

Cakeisgood
Feb 18th, 2010, 06:29 AM
Elena has a very ugly game most of the time. Her fans preferred her game when she was stronger off the forehand and backhand, especially forehand, and had a flatter, flashier game. She has slightly more variety, but she was more entertaining to watch several years ago. That's the general consensus I see.

I love her and her game, but it's far from attractive. It's very ugly.

Agreed. Love the girl, but her strokes are sooooo ugly. Something about them seems so unnatural.

Apoleb
Feb 18th, 2010, 06:35 AM
What's ugly about Demented's game is that she plays like a wall. Same type of ball over, over and over again. Her stroke dynamics don't help either. Her wooden style is why she's got no smoothness whatsoever on the serve. I really worry about Vera. Having to watch every single match of her daughter is a terrible experience, nevermind coaching her. She'd be lucky if she manages to stay away from the wards by the time her daughter retires.

gc-spurs
Feb 18th, 2010, 06:41 AM
Henin's game is the best, by miles. Only haters will disagree.

Thats crazy speak. What about objectivity as to what is attractive? Henin's BH is a thing of beauty, but more attractive to me is the ass smacking ballbashing.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 18th, 2010, 06:46 AM
Most people think that Federer plays a beautiful tennis... not for me . If you have a one handed backhand , blast the fucking ball like Gaudio or Guga and please don´t hit 5 home runs per match

My idea of a backhand

Josh.
Feb 18th, 2010, 07:00 AM
Masculine? How so? It looks to me like her shots have gotten weaker in the last few seasons, not stronger.

I suppose I don't mean masculine in terms of power, more stroke production. I've been trying to find another way of explaining it but honestly thats all I got. To me she seems to muscle the ball over the net rather then stroke it like she used too. Example: running wide to her forehand now, she gives the ball an almighty wallop by slapping at the ball, rather then hitting the lasso forehand (ala Sharapova) which IMO, looks more masculine. I think I've confused myself.

gc-spurs
Feb 18th, 2010, 07:07 AM
I suppose I don't mean masculine in terms of power, more stroke production. I've been trying to find another way of explaining it but honestly thats all I got. To me she seems to muscle the ball over the net rather then stroke it like she used too. Example: running wide to her forehand now, she gives the ball an almighty wallop by slapping at the ball, rather then hitting the lasso forehand (ala Sharapova) which IMO, looks more masculine. I think I've confused myself.

Less graceful/elegant perhaps??

Josh.
Feb 18th, 2010, 07:11 AM
Less graceful/elegant perhaps??

Sure. I should read a thesaurus or something.

Beny
Feb 18th, 2010, 07:45 AM
I voted for Serena, Aga and Sharpie.
I love Serena´s serve, especially the second. Aga has the trickiest shots and shot selection. Maria when she is on is :eek:

Beny
Feb 18th, 2010, 07:47 AM
Most people think that Federer plays a beautiful tennis... not for me . If you have a one handed backhand , blast the fucking ball like Gaudio or Guga and please don´t hit 5 home runs per match

My idea of a backhand

Gaudio defo has the best one-handed backhand of all time. It was one of the most reliable shots I´ve ever seen, looking damn natural and he actually could hit winners off that side.

Gaudio&Suarez Navarro best backhands :drool:

Beny
Feb 18th, 2010, 07:49 AM
Elena has a very ugly game most of the time. Her fans preferred her game when she was stronger off the forehand and backhand, especially forehand, and had a flatter, flashier game. She has slightly more variety, but she was more entertaining to watch several years ago. That's the general consensus I see.

I love her and her game, but it's far from attractive. It's very ugly.

Exactly. It´s just not attractive. It seems like she is a top30 player sometimes with that game. But her strengths is somewhere else. She is physically too good, in long rallies she gets the ball back with good length and pace and makes her opponent work hard (and wear out with hitting many shots)

Henin=Legend
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:12 AM
Don't like Henin game, well, it's pretty good but not great to me, she is way too defensive sometimes especially against big hitters. Anyway I prefer Sharapova and Davenport's game.

Haven't seen Davenport in her prime, but how can people like Sharapova's game? Even when she played well (2008 AO), her most used strategy was to hit the ball as hard as she could. While this style is certainly more interesting than, say, ball pushing of players like Jie Zheng, I can't fathom how people prefer that kind of style to Henin's court positioning, footwork, 1h backhand etc..?

Josh.
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:28 AM
Haven't seen Davenport in her prime, but how can people like Sharapova's game? Even when she played well (2008 AO), her most used strategy was to hit the ball as hard as she could. While this style is certainly more interesting than, say, ball pushing of players like Jie Zheng, I can't fathom how people prefer that kind of style to Henin's court positioning, footwork, 1h backhand etc..?

Each to their own. :shrug:

Viktymise
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:40 AM
I find Henin's technique on her serve and FH absolutely fug. Her movement isn't that fluid looking either.

chucktf
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:51 AM
Haven't seen Davenport in her prime, but how can people like Sharapova's game? Even when she played well (2008 AO), her most used strategy was to hit the ball as hard as she could. While this style is certainly more interesting than, say, ball pushing of players like Jie Zheng, I can't fathom how people prefer that kind of style to Henin's court positioning, footwork, 1h backhand etc..?

Oh lord, Sharapova just doesn't hit hard, her shots are very precise, come on, you a Henin fan, you should know that better than anyone, I love the way she always make players run and run, and it's like that, I love this kind of game you prefer Henin's one, thats your choice.

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:54 AM
I find Henin's technique on her serve and FH absolutely fug. Her movement isn't that fluid looking either.

Agreed.

madmax
Feb 18th, 2010, 09:09 AM
Oh lord, Sharapova just doesn't hit hard, her shots are very precise, come on, you a Henin fan, you should know that better than anyone, I love the way she always make players run and run, and it's like that, I love this kind of game you prefer Henin's one, thats your choice.

exactly...I simply love watching Masha bossing those pushers arroound the court with her heavy strokes - this kind of aggressive tennis is my cup of tea. It doesn't hurt that she is capable of some amazing angles thanks to her height and laser like backhand as well. Her game when she's on is a pure joy to watch

AnywhereButHome
Feb 18th, 2010, 10:26 AM
Haven't seen Davenport in her prime, but how can people like Sharapova's game? Even when she played well (2008 AO), her most used strategy was to hit the ball as hard as she could. While this style is certainly more interesting than, say, ball pushing of players like Jie Zheng, I can't fathom how people prefer that kind of style to Henin's court positioning, footwork, 1h backhand etc..?

Well, people like different things ;) I like the pure power of players like Venus, Serena and Sharapova. However, not everything about them is just power - you can see Serena and Sharapova hit really good drop shots and I think they are lobs are maybe the best in tennis (just my opinion) and Venus' volleys are really good too (well maybe not technically, but I like watching her at the net). And when they hit so powerful shots, just give me goosebumps :)

gc-spurs
Feb 18th, 2010, 11:08 AM
Haven't seen Davenport in her prime, but how can people like Sharapova's game? Even when she played well (2008 AO), her most used strategy was to hit the ball as hard as she could. While this style is certainly more interesting than, say, ball pushing of players like Jie Zheng, I can't fathom how people prefer that kind of style to Henin's court positioning, footwork, 1h backhand etc..?

And I can't understand how some people prefer McDreamy over McSteamy.
And Pova hit the ball as hard as she could at some devastating angles and down the line. Drool.

Human Nature
Feb 18th, 2010, 12:01 PM
I think any tennis fan who watches objectively would say Henin, she makes the game look beautiful, especially with her backhand, but that's just my opinion. I'm not her fan especially but I have to give credit where credit is due.



In my eye and my objectivity , her game is ugly .

If you were objective like me ..you would prefered serena's by a mile..lol

So Disrespectful
Feb 18th, 2010, 12:04 PM
Daniela has an attractive game. Great timing, fluid, nice looking serve. Her stroke production is immaculate when she's not being too conservative. While she is very slow, her movement doesn't look labored and sloppy like some of the other girls with average footwork.

sammy01
Feb 18th, 2010, 12:23 PM
I find Henin's technique on her serve and FH absolutely fug. Her movement isn't that fluid looking either.

theres no way anyone can fault henins movement, she doesn't stomp around the court, she has the perfect little footsteps around the ball and she is very light on her feet. beuatiful mover on a tennis court.

moby
Feb 18th, 2010, 03:09 PM
In my eye and my objectivity , her game is ugly .

If you were objective like me ..you would prefered serena's by a mile..lolYou also think Justine plays exactly the same way on clay and on grass, so... :wavey:

theres no way anyone can fault henins movement, she doesn't stomp around the court, she has the perfect little footsteps around the ball and she is very light on her feet. beuatiful mover on a tennis court.She's not Graf. That's the quibble one could have with her movement. :lol:

latte
Feb 18th, 2010, 03:37 PM
In my eye and my objectivity , her game is ugly .

If you were objective like me ..you would prefered serena's by a mile..lol

You've only got one eye, so that's why you can't see it properly. :wavey:

If you had two eyes and knew anything about the game of tennis, you'd see things differently.

LUVMIRZA
Feb 18th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Its abviously Henin...beautiful backhand, often superb net play, variety of shots and great defense.:worship:

Second comes Azarenka with her pin point accuracy & aggression:hearts:. Her power & precision is amazing but she usually doesnt seem to keep that up for more than a set & a half :lol:

Third comes JJ(when she played her best:sad:) with her beautiful defense & backhand. Her game is very enjoyable to watch:kiss:

Andrew Laeddis
Feb 18th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Oh lord, Sharapova just doesn't hit hard, her shots are very precise, come on, you a Henin fan, you should know that better than anyone, I love the way she always make players run and run, and it's like that, I love this kind of game you prefer Henin's one, thats your choice.

This. When on her game is more about depth than power.

Andrew Laeddis
Feb 18th, 2010, 03:57 PM
What's ugly about Demented's game is that she plays like a wall. Same type of ball over, over and over again. Her stroke dynamics don't help either. Her wooden style is why she's got no smoothness whatsoever on the serve. I really worry about Vera. Having to watch every single match of her daughter is a terrible experience, nevermind coaching her. She'd be lucky if she manages to stay away from the wards by the time her daughter retires.

I think this why I've never warmed to her as a player. She reminds of Del Potro. They're like ball machine.

hingisGOAT
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:12 PM
What encompasses "game style"? If we are talking about overall watch-ability, Sharapova, Williamsx2, Hantuchova, and all the rest of the girls that take 30 seconds in between serves are automatically eliminated. Players that get on with it, so to speak, are much more entertaining (Hingis, Capriati, Clijsters). They also have much more interesting games, IMO :drool: In fact I really wonder why people would pick Venus or Maria as having the most attractive game -- perhaps they like to torture themselves...?

Slutiana
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:17 PM
This. When on her game is more about depth than power.
Yeah, her problem recently has been that she has actually been pretty much a brainless ball basher. When she played Venus last year she was hitting it even harder than Venus but it was patchy and way too inconsistent compared with their previous matches where Venus has always been the bigger hitter.

chucktf
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:22 PM
In fact I really wonder why people would pick Venus or Maria as having the most attractive game -- perhaps they like to torture themselves...?

If I remember correctly, it was Hingis who was tortured by Sharapova in 2006:drool:

chucktf
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:25 PM
Yeah, her problem recently has been that she has actually been pretty much a brainless ball basher. When she played Venus last year she was hitting it even harder than Venus but it was patchy and way too inconsistent compared with their previous matches where Venus has always been the bigger hitter.

I don't count 2009, we all know she was coming back from injury and had to deal with her pathetic serve, it was clearly not the real Sharapova.

hingisGOAT
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:30 PM
If I remember correctly, it was Hingis who was tortured by Sharapova in 2006:drool:

Funny, I remember her crushing Sharapova in under an hour. Normally, it would have been one of the most lopsided defeats in a GS champions career... but after looking through Maria's records, I see that's not the case :tape:

chucktf
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Funny, I remember her crushing Sharapova in under an hour. Normally, it would have been one of the most lopsided defeats in a GS champions career... but after looking through Maria's records, I see that's not the case :tape:

Sharapova clearly rectified that, she didn't lose a single set after this loss, she didn't know what to expect from Hingis at Tokyo, then Hingis was outclassed, outplayed, everytime in straights sets.

hingisGOAT
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:44 PM
Sharapova clearly rectified that, she didn't lose a single set after this loss, she didn't know what to expect from Hingis at Tokyo, then Hingis was outclassed, outplayed, everytime in straights sets.

This says more about Hingis' level than anything else, when she played 30% of her potential like she did for most of her comeback she lost to peak Sharapova, but when she played to her potential she beat peak Maria's ass in 50 minutes. For Sharapova, unfortunately it is like this with all top players, look at how many times Venus, Serena, Davenport just straight crushed her like a bug

chucktf
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:53 PM
This says more about Hingis' level than anything else, when she played 30% of her potential like she did for most of her comeback she lost to peak Sharapova, but when she played to her potential she beat peak Maria's ass in 50 minutes. For Sharapova, unfortunately it is like this with all top players, look at how many times Venus, Serena, Davenport just straight crushed her like a bug

So now, you're on Venus' side:lol: don't worry about Maria, she gave beatdowns to these players too( Serena in W final, Davenport OZ 2008, and Venus Miami 2005):)

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:59 PM
I don't know anyone can find Clijster's game that attractive, when she's muscling the forehand with her horror-show technique and writhing along the floor, skidding up dust like some rampaging horse.

She's physically impressive to look at, but that's where the aesthetic ends.

dawid
Feb 18th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Venus Williams when she is ON

Human Nature
Feb 18th, 2010, 06:45 PM
[QUOTE=moby;17317374]You also think Justine plays exactly the same way on clay and on grass, so... :wavey:


Because it is true .

But i dont see the relevance with the topic about objectivity in beauty .

Do you think the notion of objectivity has something to do with beauty..? if no , then i am right to think that her game is ugly nothing wrong with that , you can think the contrary .. .

Human Nature
Feb 18th, 2010, 06:54 PM
You've only got one eye, so that's why you can't see it properly. :wavey:

If you had two eyes and knew anything about the game of tennis, you'd see things differently.


But my doctor told me just yesterday that my visual acuity was perfect and with that ,i still think her game is ugly .

Maybe you should go and see your's , who knows .? you might have a problem otherwise you would see the same like me .. .

And as for the game knowledge , i didnt see nothing in your posts which has proved me so far that you know anything about the game .:shrug:

ptitnavet
Feb 18th, 2010, 07:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfe0JwESDzk
Hingis no doubt :hearts:

Viktymise
Feb 18th, 2010, 07:54 PM
theres no way anyone can fault henins movement, she doesn't stomp around the court, she has the perfect little footsteps around the ball and she is very light on her feet. beuatiful mover on a tennis court.

Compare her to Jankovic, A. Bondarenko. Textbook examples of fluid and smooth movers and what I'd call "beautiful movers". Henin is not in the same league aesthetically.

Eduardo Oliveira
Feb 18th, 2010, 07:57 PM
SHARAPOVA :hearts:

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:08 PM
Compare her to Jankovic, A. Bondarenko. Textbook examples of fluid and smooth movers and what I'd call "beautiful movers". Henin is not in the same league aesthetically.

Yep, noone's doubting the effectiveness of Henin's court coverage.

But her movement is hardly seamless. She stends to scuttle around the court rather than flow around the court. It's quite a dogged way in which she moves.

gc-spurs
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:56 PM
This says more about Hingis' level than anything else, when she played 30% of her potential like she did for most of her comeback she lost to peak Sharapova, but when she played to her potential she beat peak Maria's ass in 50 minutes. For Sharapova, unfortunately it is like this with all top players, look at how many times Venus, Serena, Davenport just straight crushed her like a bug

Hasn't davenport only beaten maria once??

hingisGOAT
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:57 PM
Hasn't davenport only beaten maria once??

Yes but she beat her 6-0 6-0, the ultimate humiliation

Chrissie-fan
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfe0JwESDzk
Hingis no doubt :hearts:
I agree. Everything about Hingis' tennis is pure poetry. :worship:

Setsuna.
Feb 19th, 2010, 09:35 PM
To me n1 Henin
Then Kim & Chaky .
I love Pavly's playstyle too and it will get much better in future :)

PlayByPlay
Feb 19th, 2010, 09:58 PM
I would say Serena and Justin.

Juju4ever
Feb 20th, 2010, 06:08 AM
Justine is definitely has the most attractive game style, no surprise she's leading the poll. She has so much more options than the other players, she really is the woman version of Federer.

I like Kuznetsova's game style as well, she can really vary her game and play different shots with different amount of spin on it.

Andy.
Feb 20th, 2010, 06:47 AM
I love the games of Davenport, Pierce and Sharapova when their on. My favourite type of player is the slower moving big hitter. They dont have the option of retrieving and dont use variety so you know what they have to produce, huge shots again and again steamrolling their opponents.

Apoleb
Feb 20th, 2010, 07:54 AM
An all-round game + one handed backhand + movement + variety + fantastic shotmaking and it's not even close.

I was watching clips though from 2003, and Serena did have an underrated smooth style tbh when she could move her feet.

Corswandt
Feb 20th, 2010, 11:18 AM
Yep, noone's doubting the effectiveness of Henin's court coverage.

But her movement is hardly seamless. She stends to scuttle around the court rather than flow around the court. It's quite a dogged way in which she moves.

Agreed. Henin scurries through the court hunched over - effective, but it won't earn her any style points.

Cosmologist
Feb 20th, 2010, 11:47 AM
Kim.

miffedmax
Feb 20th, 2010, 02:07 PM
I voted for Elena because I am completely, insanely biased.

Potato
Feb 20th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Watching JJ hit BH DTL's from outside the doubles alley is always :hearts:

AnywhereButHome
Feb 25th, 2010, 10:43 AM
Henin's game is the best, by miles. Only haters will disagree.

:rolleyes:

Deck
Feb 25th, 2010, 10:45 AM
Justine. By a mile.

Jekyll
Feb 25th, 2010, 11:13 AM
Patty Schnyder by far

LoLex
Feb 25th, 2010, 04:07 PM
Jankovic, Kuznetsova and both Williams :o

skanky~skanketta
Feb 25th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Actually, of all my faves, Kim's game is the only one that I truly enjoy watching. Two players I cannot stand IMO have very attractive games - Davenport and Chakvetadze.

frenchie
Feb 25th, 2010, 05:24 PM
52 people voting for Sharapova??

lol

Cakeisgood
Feb 25th, 2010, 06:40 PM
I voted for Elena because I am completely, insanely biased.

:eek::eek::eek::eek:

NO WAY!!!11!!!1!

laurie
Feb 25th, 2010, 07:02 PM
I voted for Henin.

There is not that many players around with attractive game styles today, or what I would consider an attractive game style as every person sees things differently.

Players past and prsent I consider had/have attractive game styles?

Martina Hingis
Amelie Mauresmo
Lindsay Davenport
Jana Novotna
Gabriela Sabatini
Jelena Jankovic

By the way, players I really like and enjoy watching for a variety of reasons can be different to players having an attractive game style.

miffedmax
Feb 25th, 2010, 07:58 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek:

NO WAY!!!11!!!1!

Well you could AT LEAST give me a few points for honesty.;):p

Stamp Paid
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:16 PM
Venus in full flight is very impressive as well.

frenchie
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:19 PM
effective game doesn't = beautiful game!
and vice versa

Kournikova had one of the best-looking game ever
Everything coming from her racket was always fluid and well-timed

Her movement was awesome too

Craig.
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:20 PM
Haven't seen Davenport in her prime, but how can people like Sharapova's game? Even when she played well (2008 AO), her most used strategy was to hit the ball as hard as she could. While this style is certainly more interesting than, say, ball pushing of players like Jie Zheng, I can't fathom how people prefer that kind of style to Henin's court positioning, footwork, 1h backhand etc..?

Troll.

LoveFifteen
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:21 PM
Obviously I am biased, but Hingis and Kournikova played so beautifully. Also, Hana Mandlikova had a gorgeous game, as did Evonne Goolagong. Mauresmo's game had a lot of beauty in it, too, as did Myskina's.

Olórin
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:26 PM
I really find the inherent dynamism in Serena's, Venus' and Graf's game awfully attractive. I can and sometimes do watch these three play all day.

I find the precision and cleanliness of Chris Evert's game is just so....satisfying.
The shotmaking and grace of Evonne Goolagong makes her a favourite. Always enjoyed watching Martina Hingis pre-comeback too.

LoveFifteen
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:36 PM
I really find the inherent dynamism in Serena's, Venus' and Graf's game awfully attractive. I can and sometimes do watch these three play all day.

I find the precision and cleanliness of Chris Evert's game is just so....satisfying.
The shotmaking and grace of Evonne Goolagong makes her a favourite. Always enjoyed watching Martina Hingis pre-comeback too.

I agree the dynamism and explosiveness of those three's games is so watchable and interesting. Also agree about Evert! :hearts:

hingisGOAT
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Troll.

:rolleyes: Sharapova, by her own admittance, has movement comparable to a "cow on ice." She cannot slice or volley, and one day she will smack herself in the head with her racquet while hitting that awful whip forehand, and everyone will laugh. :) Her game is FUGLY, this cannot be denied.

Stamp Paid
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:46 PM
ohh I forgot about Anna
the most beautiful, feminine, and elegant game I've ever seen

The Dawntreader
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Myskina's service motion and backhand:hearts:

Never mind her movement, oozing around the court.

frenchie
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Watching Sharapova's game is also a horror show for me

Glad people think Nastya had a nice game

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 25th, 2010, 08:50 PM
MoMo, JuJu and CSN :bounce:

Pops Maellard
Feb 25th, 2010, 09:02 PM
Troll.
Check this rally from Sharapova. Very attractive gamestyle here ;).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GascfefgPYI

The Dawntreader
Feb 25th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Check this rally from Sharapova. Very attractive gamestyle here ;).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GascfefgPYI

It's Sharapova's long limbs that flail around, which lessens the aesthetic. She tens to have to compromise her footwork too, which means she often lunges for the ball which can look incredibly fug-ugly at times, especially when she has to make quick turns.

Hingis's movement in that rally was sumptuous. Look how her feet are already anticipating the line of the ball. Her hand skills:drool:

madmax
Feb 25th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Watching Sharapova's game is also a horror show for me

Glad people think Nastya had a nice game

LOL...Sharapova's game is EFFECTIVE and POWER based. Not everyone is a fan of those silky smooth powerless pushers, Pova is bossing those biatches into the stands and we fans simply LOVE it:devil:

Pops Maellard
Feb 25th, 2010, 09:21 PM
LOL...Sharapova's game is EFFECTIVE and POWER based. Not everyone is a fan of those silky smooth powerless pushers, Pova is bossing those biatches into the stands and we fans simply LOVE it:devil:
:lol: :yeah:

ZODIAC
Feb 25th, 2010, 09:40 PM
Gisela Dulko

miffedmax
Feb 26th, 2010, 12:57 AM
I agree. When Dulko's game is on (which is sadly infrequent) she has a very nice game. However, I will continue to deny saying things about Dulko that might imply anything about her is better than Dementieva because I got busted big time for that once in the past even though it never happened and I deny it categorically.

Nastya was pretty fucking awesome, but I still voted for Elena.

AcesHigh
Feb 26th, 2010, 01:28 AM
I personally thought Anna's game was quite ugly.. and i'm not just talking about the results.

Pops Maellard
Feb 26th, 2010, 01:36 AM
A single-hander is always going to win a poll like this. :yawn:

Cakeisgood
Feb 26th, 2010, 02:11 AM
While Hingis' game as a whole is quite beautiful, I thought her forehand was pretty darn ugly. She came over the ball and it wasn't exactly pleasing to look at.
Same with Kournikova, everything about her game was so lovely except her forehand. Her technique was pretty awful too.

ZODIAC
Feb 26th, 2010, 02:50 AM
I started admiring Dulko s game during her match with pova at Wimbledon,she made Maria look clumsy with her change of pace and slices...and against Ana she made the serbian look ugly..

Optima
Feb 26th, 2010, 04:08 AM
Prime Jelena Jankovic.

Pasta-Na
Feb 26th, 2010, 04:12 AM
juju :p

fantic
Mar 21st, 2010, 05:20 AM
of current players,

Henin; her all court game, of course BH /

Martic; her overall game style, leisurely game but quite accurate, can change pace, excellent skills..
MJMS; her overall game style, her aggressive net approach, I like a player who 'risks' passing shots :lol:,
Hantuchova ; fluid stroke and lob, dropshot.
All 3 here have wicked drop shots /

Kichenok sis; dynamic and seemingly wild FH drive motion,
Gallovits; drop shot,
Zvonareva; FH drive motion. AND SHE SEEMED SO CALM COMPARED TO WICKMAYER WHEN I FIRST SAW HER AT LA WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP LAST SUMMER AT CARSON, AT THE MAIN STADIUM. DIDN'T KNOW SHE HAD HISTORY THEN, AND FOUND OUT AT USO AGAINST PENNETTA :lol:
Kutuzova..

pav
Mar 21st, 2010, 06:45 AM
Well, I can't include everybody :):)
Replace the willys:)

Caralenko
Mar 21st, 2010, 06:48 AM
Anastasia Myskina and Martina Hingis.

miss_molik
Mar 21st, 2010, 07:11 AM
Justine

Volcana
Mar 21st, 2010, 05:48 PM
I have no choice but to answer that question 'Venus Williams'. I have a completely irrational attaction to her game. Second place is way, way, WAY behind Venus, whoever that is. There's also the question of, 'against who?'

But probably Patty Schnyder. Now that Conchi's, there are no spinmeisters left.

Drake1980
Mar 21st, 2010, 06:14 PM
Henin!;)

VW_fan
Sep 18th, 2010, 09:22 PM
Venus>>> Sharapova> Serena

Slutiana
Sep 18th, 2010, 10:01 PM
Serena, Venus and Jelena on that list.

Also Tatiana, Kournikova, Kirilenko (even moreso when she had her old serve), Cirstea, Wingis, PP, Davenport and Hercog.

Sammo
Sep 18th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Martina Hingis and Amelie Mauresmo

doooma6816
Sep 18th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Justine Henin!
also Amelie Mauresmo
Martina Hingis and in-form Daniela Hantuchova and Patty Schnyder.

I love Maria's Sharapova CC Forehand.

Matt01
Sep 18th, 2010, 10:43 PM
Justine wins and rightfully so :)

doooma6816
Sep 18th, 2010, 10:52 PM
Its abviously Henin...beautiful backhand, often superb net play, variety of shots and great defense.:worship:


This. :worship: and also footwork.

Caralenko
Sep 19th, 2010, 12:54 AM
9xDa_eExhcY

SerenaSlam
Sep 19th, 2010, 01:18 AM
i chose serena. hence why i am a fan. but when i watch her i wonder how many aces is she going to hit. what amazing winners out of no where is she going to come up with. her powerful defense or outrageous returns of serve. those things wow me and cause an attraction to her game style. she shows it almost every match. even when she is completely off its amazing to see her miss soo much and make so little yet be head and toe with her opponent. if that isn't attracting i don't know what is ;)

doooma6816
Sep 19th, 2010, 01:27 AM
9xDa_eExhcY

:worship::worship::worship:
Even if Justine has just started her career her game has already been beuatiful to watch. And Martina. :hearts:

ZODIAC
Sep 19th, 2010, 02:30 AM
I love watching Serena serving...her return game is special...breathtaking
Vee s movement on grass is spellbinding
Justine...love her backhand
Radwanska has a great game to watch if only she can smile more
there is nothing I like about Sharapova s game,I hate those little prayers she does at the end of court
Sveta has all the shots but struggles to string them together

InsideOut.
Sep 19th, 2010, 06:32 AM
Among active players...

Early 2008 Ana
Justine
Serena's serve (...and AO 07 final)
JJ (her game, not her personality)
Oudin (I find it beautiful to watch :shrug:)
AChak
Patty

I enjoy watching Venus' backhand angles and passing shots but her forehand and serve just look horrible to me, and when she goes into silly topspin pushing mode (against Suarez Navarro? :help:)

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 19th, 2010, 08:37 AM
Martina Hingis and it's not even close. :shrug:

Maria rocks
Sep 19th, 2010, 09:01 AM
Well, I can't include everybody :):)

Ha ha you can never please these people hehe;)

Well you included my fave Maria. I just love how she comes onto the court with such a determination to me that is beautiful in itself:worship:

Pablo_hun
Sep 19th, 2010, 09:13 AM
Hmm... Maybe Golovin. She isn't pushing or bashing,she simply played wonderful tennis,i think. Mauresmo's play was also very attractive on the court. And Henin, of course.

ptitnavet
Sep 19th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Martina Hingis and it's not even close. :shrug:

*this :worship:

Mina Vagante
Sep 19th, 2010, 01:34 PM
When playing well; Serena, Maria and Justine.

Navratil
Sep 21st, 2010, 02:38 PM
Amelie Mauresmo - no doubt about it!!

The worst from all top-ten-players: Agnieska Radwanska! Not round at all - looks totaly untalented on first sight :D

°°°VaMoS RaFa°°°
Sep 21st, 2010, 03:38 PM
For me Amélie Mauresmo - she has the greatest game ever.

From this list Justine Henin - her backhand is amazing.
Sam Stosur has also an attractive game style.

Yonexforever
Sep 21st, 2010, 04:46 PM
I voted for Henin under protest.
I detest her persona.

StephenUK
Sep 21st, 2010, 04:59 PM
I voted for Henin.

There is not that many players around with attractive game styles today, or what I would consider an attractive game style as every person sees things differently.

Players past and prsent I consider had/have attractive game styles?

Martina Hingis
Amelie Mauresmo
Lindsay Davenport
Jana Novotna
Gabriela Sabatini
Jelena Jankovic

By the way, players I really like and enjoy watching for a variety of reasons can be different to players having an attractive game style.

Great list:

I would add Hana Mandlikova. I agree about Myskina and Kournikova 1997 Wimbledon was amazing. Irina Spirlea deserves a mention too.

Davenport was the least graceful mover but her groundstrokes were superb.

Lilowannabe
Sep 21st, 2010, 05:17 PM
i love watching kim clijsters running onto balls, and manipulating the court by using width. henins backhand is always great to watch, as is a clutch serena serve.

i think if most people answer this without thinking they will just pick their fave, and yes i love chak and the way she plays (when playing half decent) but from an object viewpoint the 3 above and their stengths are the sex. they are also i look foreward to match ups between the 3

This:worship:

Kims fluidity one the ball and movement is a joy, Henins backhand is gorgeous especially in its heyday (03-07) when she used more variety. And Serena and Venus; athletic abilty is still for astonishing, when serena connects with the ball on a return :drool: WHAMMM.

I also agree Hingis game was a beauty

The Dawntreader
Sep 21st, 2010, 05:54 PM
Venus's BHDTL was a stunner of a shot, especially from '01-'05.

The way she could control a ball on impact, and change the direction so sharply was amazing. Her backhand was less pro-nounced in terms of the open-stance then, so the disguise was more evident.

It was a mega-clutch shot too.

AcesHigh
Sep 21st, 2010, 05:58 PM
I'd like to change my answer to none of the above.

VIKA?
Sep 21st, 2010, 06:01 PM
Vika ofc.

goldenlox
Sep 21st, 2010, 07:29 PM
I like watching Schnyder. But she makes so many crazy errors, it spoils the effect.
When Jankovic was good, summer, fall of 2008, her style was interesting. Very athletic defensive game.

But any style is only entertaining when that player is on form. And most arent this year.

Kimking
Sep 22nd, 2010, 05:42 AM
Hingis and Kim.

eDonkey
Sep 22nd, 2010, 08:27 AM
In your opinion, who plays the most beautiful tennis? Why do you like their game style ? :)

You must be kidding including the Williams' and Sharapova but lefting no chance to vote for Patty and Hingis.:wavey:

Just loved Kim at the SF when she made Venus run for all the balls and finally perplexed her with an unexpected winner hit, so graciously like she was quite sure it would have gone in the court.

Dementieva always had the shots for beautiful play.

These are my two choices while Kuznetsova would be my first choices after that, she was stunning at the QF of the FO last year.She played pretty well at San Diego final as well.She's a way too tricky and skillful when she's on fire.

Petrova was delightful to watch once upon a time, at her Golden Times.But she does lots of UE now.:help: