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laurie
Apr 29th, 2011, 12:53 PM
We tend to have a lot of fun on this board at WTA players' expense. The thread "awful misses" is a good example, and a few of my youtube clips made that thread. But let's celebrate the players' skills on this ocassion by uploading great moments of improvisation or technical skills by the players. If you have seen any great plays on youtube, upload them here.

I will start with two of my youtube clips

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MyskinaManiac
Apr 29th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Anything Mary Pierce used to come up with. Anything from a under the legs screamer to a crushing return against Safina in Moscow. That woman was one gifted athlete.

dusan993
Apr 29th, 2011, 01:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fYWqGae_dQ&feature=related

Skill + 'bit of luck :)

nevetssllim
Apr 29th, 2011, 02:07 PM
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I think this point covers both criteria. Great hands and improvisation by Serena to win here.

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Likewise with Strycova's second point.

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Kvitova's BH volleys and a great improvised shot against Pennetta.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Apr 29th, 2011, 02:09 PM
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(at 4:27, serena adjusted to the wrong footer so well)

The Dawntreader
Apr 29th, 2011, 02:13 PM
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6:43, glorious backhand smash. One of the most virtuosic shots to hit in tennis.

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10:36. Venus was literally wrong-footed and managed to hit the passing shot almost behind her. Esceptional racquet improvisation.

petkoan
Apr 29th, 2011, 02:14 PM
Hingis left handed smash against Peng, US Open 2006, 1st rd. Amazing

Chunchun
Apr 29th, 2011, 03:10 PM
That Venus corner-to-corner forehand against Sprem some years ago on some clay MUST BE mentioned in this thread

ViceUltramontain
Apr 29th, 2011, 03:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69PEx-huQZ4

At 8:20.
Kim's volley at 6/6 in the third set tie-break against Henin, Miami 2010. Giving the score, that was a lucky winner. I love how Kim giggle after it and then goes serious again.

fawnrc
Apr 29th, 2011, 06:20 PM
Wow, I really miss these women.

Hian
Apr 29th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Kvitova is so lucky.

Patrick345
Apr 29th, 2011, 06:26 PM
We tend to have a lot of fun on this board at WTA players' expense. The thread "awful misses" is a good example, and a few of my youtube clips made that thread. But let's celebrate the players' skills on this ocassion by uploading great moments of improvisation or technical skills by the players. If you have seen any great plays on youtube, upload them here.

I will start with two of my youtube clips

6f2_ePnMX3A

mT-RsorHXPA

Wimbledon champions at work. They don´t make them like that anymore. :devil:

laurie
Apr 29th, 2011, 08:11 PM
That Venus corner-to-corner forehand against Sprem some years ago on some clay MUST BE mentioned in this thread

You just mentioned it, now let's have the video :p

laurie
Apr 29th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Didn't realise Kvitova likes the stop volley so much, very nice.

Seles wasn't afraid to take one hand off the racquet to hit winners when stretched.

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JCTennisFan
Apr 29th, 2011, 09:49 PM
I have to say, I was always fond of Sharapova's Clutch left-handed forehand when pulled out too wide to keep both hands on it. Most of the time she wouldnt get it back in,but I remember a few times she got one heck of a leftie forehand back. Pretty impressive to see her play like that. Hell, if her shoulder problems dont resolve, maybe she can just start practicing to play left-handed, she already kinda has the forehand, hah.

vw.
Apr 29th, 2011, 10:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fYWqGae_dQ&feature=related

Skill + 'bit of luck :)

A bit of luck? I'm sorry, a complete frame volley winner requires no skill whatsoever.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Apr 29th, 2011, 11:22 PM
Didn't realise Kvitova likes the stop volley so much, very nice.

Seles wasn't afraid to take one hand off the racquet to hit winners when stretched.

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Here is a better one -

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Fully stretched, one handed dtl fh passing shot winner to win the point that starts at 4:22.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Apr 29th, 2011, 11:54 PM
Serena stretched outwide, hits a stunning knifed slice winner at the end of the point that starts at 1:57


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The Dawntreader
Apr 29th, 2011, 11:59 PM
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9:26- Probably the greatest shot i've even seen in my life:worship:

danieln1
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:01 AM
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Shocked that this video didn´t come up!

The Dawntreader
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:02 AM
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Shocked that this video didn´t come up!

Fucking off the chain. Pierce was probably one of the most expressive shot-makers of all time:lol:

danieln1
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:15 AM
Fucking off the chain. Pierce was probably one of the most expressive shot-makers of all time:lol:

Another one, too bad she lost the point! =(

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Potato
Apr 30th, 2011, 01:10 AM
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Forehand DTL splits passing shot

Nicolás89
Apr 30th, 2011, 02:20 AM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

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PLP
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:17 AM
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9:26- Probably the greatest shot i've even seen in my life:worship:

That point had 4 would have been winners anyway and than Martina came up with that. :hearts:
Plus the crowd was so in to it.
Miss those days.

Svetlana)))
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:09 AM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

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:help: A World #1 who's scared of the net and backs off after hitting a semi-aggressive approach shot :facepalm:

ptitnavet
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:13 AM
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9:26- Probably the greatest shot i've even seen in my life:worship:

Martina :worship:

I remember her hitting a left volley winner or a left smash winner at the USO but I can't find any video of it.:(

laurie
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:23 AM
You guys will love this kick serve by Patty Schnyder

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gumoll
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:43 AM
nice point

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doooma6816
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:04 PM
4:11 love that point especially ending.
5:53 :worship: great touch...
and 7:59
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MK Ultra
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:15 PM
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n610/David_Ramalheira/fsag.gif?t=1304165674
This was a winner.

nevetssllim
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:20 PM
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I love Errani's full-stretch volley at 30sec. :worship:

Hian
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:26 PM
And there are people who consider Sara a pusher :lol: Watch this video.

Darop.
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Can someone explain how to embed videos? :p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf3O5Ts0dls

nevetssllim
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:52 PM
Can someone explain how to embed videos? :p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf3O5Ts0dls

You need to keep the end part of the url - Cf3O5Ts0dls

Then you wrap youtube tags around it.

So;

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MK Ultra
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:56 PM
If you quote a post with a video, you'll see what he means^^.
That's how I learnt:p

ptitnavet
Apr 30th, 2011, 02:13 PM
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hingisGOAT
Apr 30th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Can't be bothered to look for videos now but maybe a few ppl will remember these shots:

Wimby QF 2000 Hingis/Venus, Hingis is pulled wide and hits a wicked one-handed topspin backhand down the line winner :eek:

AO '01 QF Hingis/Serena, Martina hit a spectacular swing volley forehand winner off a low ball from near the baseline :drool:

Berlin(?) 2002, Henin/Serena, it was like 5-5 in the third set tiebreak and Justine hits the luckiest half volley I have ever seen in my entire life, to give her MP for her first ever victory over Serena.

IW 02, Gagliardi's moonball dropshot that Cow Hantuchova doesn't even make a run for, Shriver's commentary is golden too ("CHOP!")

Polikarpov
Apr 30th, 2011, 02:51 PM
Points starting at 2:29 and 6:36. Wingis.:inlove:

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cellophane
Apr 30th, 2011, 02:54 PM
:inlove: Wingis.

:lol:

MakarovaFan
Apr 30th, 2011, 03:02 PM
Venus hit an amazing squash shot in the 1st/2rd of a Wimbledon match around 03-06 also Sharapova's left handed lob winner on the run in the San Diego Final versus Kim

Polikarpov
Apr 30th, 2011, 03:10 PM
I also love this point starting at :33. Talk about reflexes and improvisation!

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InsideOut.
Apr 30th, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Ella_M
Apr 30th, 2011, 05:15 PM
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InsideOut.
Apr 30th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Points starting at 2:29 and 6:36. Wingis.:inlove:

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The point at 09.09 was FUCKING AMAZING as well. Down match point, what an amazing point by Serena.

laurie
Apr 30th, 2011, 08:16 PM
The point at 09.09 was FUCKING AMAZING as well. Down match point, what an amazing point by Serena.

Nice handshake at the end too. I remember Serena's quote ten years ago "I've been waiting for this match since I got off the plane".

laurie
Apr 30th, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Amazing to think Henin never won Wimbledon with her game. A bit like Pat Rafter for the men.

ViceUltramontain
May 2nd, 2011, 12:52 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xd9ccj_kim-clijsters-vs-justine-henin-bris_sport

at 2:27, Kim's impro after failing to close the point at the net.

Sammy Stones
May 2nd, 2011, 02:17 PM
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laurie
May 5th, 2011, 10:41 PM
Monica Seles serve and volley - rare stuff!

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laurie
Jul 14th, 2011, 12:48 PM
I uploaded this to youtube. Check Azarenka's fantastic shot towards the end of the clip

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nevetssllim
Jul 14th, 2011, 01:17 PM
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She's produced better touch shots than this but I love Patty's drop-shot, volley-lob combo at 14sec.

This video's made me feel rather nostalgic! :awww:

Sammo
Jul 14th, 2011, 03:42 PM
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3:36 is one of the best improvised shots I've ever seen in my life :lol:

DefyingGravity
Jul 14th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Hingis/Venus 2000 Wimbledon QF...that one handed backhand was SO GOOD!

Serena doing the splits against Shvedova in Toronto, that was a great shot too.

There's really so many in this world of tennis, which is why I love this sport.

Sammo
Jul 14th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Monica Seles serve and volley - rare stuff!

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And it was a pretty good volley

Apoleb
Jul 14th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Henin's backhand is the greatest in history. :bowdown: That last one against JCap is the definition of stunning, even though the BDL looks even better.

MK Ultra
Jul 14th, 2011, 04:34 PM
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She lost the point though:lol:

paul_masterton
Jul 14th, 2011, 07:58 PM
The match point Watson saved against Peng in Auckland.

Unbelievable.

kman
Jul 14th, 2011, 10:52 PM
I uploaded this to youtube. Check Azarenka's fantastic shot towards the end of the clip

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Loved that one. You could just feel her putting everything she had into running that ball up and smacking it around the net pole.

laurie
Sep 24th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Great lob by Kvitova against her nemisis! Petkovic

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Jane Lane
Sep 24th, 2011, 08:22 PM
I uploaded this to youtube. Check Azarenka's fantastic shot towards the end of the clip

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I could watch that clip all day. :hearts: That FH was godly.

duhcity
Sep 25th, 2011, 03:03 AM
My favorite improvised shot ever will always be the Jankovic-Paszek match point in Australia :lol:
JJ doing nothing and just flinging her racket to get the ball back :lol:

Temperenka
Sep 25th, 2011, 03:17 AM
Vika's around the post shot was easily one of the best points of the year. :worship:

The Jankovic-Paszek MP was RIDICULOUS. I watch this clip every once in a while and always wish that Jelena were more likable. :angel:

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Mikey.
Sep 25th, 2011, 03:42 AM
Vika's around the post shot was easily one of the best points of the year. :worship:

The Jankovic-Paszek MP was RIDICULOUS. I watch this clip every once in a while and always wish that Jelena were more likable. :angel:

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:worship: Love it. Except I hate Roger Rasheed, in those highlights and in general. :o

Temperenka
Sep 25th, 2011, 03:45 AM
Vika's around the post shot was easily one of the best points of the year. :worship:

The Jankovic-Paszek MP was RIDICULOUS. I watch this clip every once in a while and always wish that Jelena were more likable. :angel:

I actually USED to be a Jelena fan (circa 2008/early 2009) but she's become much too grumpy for my liking.