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flareon
May 2nd, 2011, 11:43 AM
We are having a discussion in another thread just wondered what you all thought? For me it is gisela dulko.

KBlade
May 2nd, 2011, 11:46 AM
Goerges. I love that forehand and serve.

tim2502
May 2nd, 2011, 11:46 AM
no one

Joelina
May 2nd, 2011, 11:47 AM
Hantuchova

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 2nd, 2011, 11:47 AM
Duh!

http://i55.tinypic.com/3178kt1.jpg

We have an entire thread dedicated to her elegance.

Wert.
May 2nd, 2011, 11:48 AM
Pennetta and Dulko

flareon
May 2nd, 2011, 11:49 AM
Hantuchova

I agree I never really thought about her, but she can play some really nice shots.

SVK
May 2nd, 2011, 11:49 AM
Elegant? Roby Vinci:hearts: and Patty Schnyder:yeah:

Pops Maellard
May 2nd, 2011, 11:51 AM
Goerges elegant? :unsure:

I voted for Empress.

flareon
May 2nd, 2011, 11:52 AM
Elegant? Roby Vinci:hearts: and Patty Schnyder:yeah:

Patty plays elegant tennis its just her attitude that is not elegant.

Bismarck.
May 2nd, 2011, 11:54 AM
Szavay circa 2007

Filipinos
May 2nd, 2011, 11:56 AM
Hantuchova. That BH is simply beautiful!!!

Mr.Sharapova
May 2nd, 2011, 11:59 AM
Justine Henin :angel:, Sharapova :shrug:.

flareon
May 2nd, 2011, 12:00 PM
Justine Henin :angel:, Sharapova :shrug:.

I thought about masha but her serve... DF's are not elegant :lol:

Mr.Sharapova
May 2nd, 2011, 12:03 PM
I thought about masha but her serve... DF's are not elegant :lol:

Overall she is an elegant player as far as the style is concerned.

Justine always played elegant Tennis :angel:

flareon
May 2nd, 2011, 12:08 PM
Overall she is an elegant player as far as the style is concerned.

Justine always played elegant Tennis :angel:

Yes I agree with both of those :)

Njalle
May 2nd, 2011, 12:12 PM
The girl who doesn't make a shit ton of UEs.

Sammy Stones
May 2nd, 2011, 12:12 PM
roberta vinci

claypova
May 2nd, 2011, 12:15 PM
sharapova :oh:

Reptilia
May 2nd, 2011, 12:18 PM
When on, Dani's game can be really elegant. She is awful to watch when she's playing poorly though (which tends to be most of the time)

poulao
May 2nd, 2011, 12:21 PM
To be honest, I would think Dani :)

So Disrespectful
May 2nd, 2011, 12:21 PM
Anotoxfa. Her strokes are so rhythmic and well-produced, she has lovely touch and though her movement is slow, it's quite elegant.

fouc
May 2nd, 2011, 12:24 PM
Pennetta? :spit:

Vikapower
May 2nd, 2011, 12:25 PM
The most elegant player to me that you did not list is Anna Lapushchenkova... Her game is effortless... Her shots are very inspired and the how she's able to move you around the court easily...

In your list I voted for Dulko and I also find Nastya's game very elegant too.

itzhak
May 2nd, 2011, 12:26 PM
Kate Middleton aka Alisa Kleybanova

AndreConrad
May 2nd, 2011, 12:29 PM
Two of my favorites; Agnieszka and Daniela are amoung the most elegant players if not the most elegant :p

poulao
May 2nd, 2011, 12:30 PM
Kate Middleton aka Alisa Kleybanova

:devil: :haha:

flareon
May 2nd, 2011, 12:30 PM
Agnieszka has a elegant lob and drop shot! IMO.

TennisFanForever
May 2nd, 2011, 12:36 PM
noone mentionning tennis goddess Elena Dementieva :o :help:

kollun
May 2nd, 2011, 12:38 PM
noone mentionning tennis goddess Elena Dementieva :o :help:
Do you remember her service motion?

AndreConrad
May 2nd, 2011, 12:39 PM
^you just did^.
Aren't you part of the forum?

Betten
May 2nd, 2011, 12:42 PM
Hantuchova is a very elegant player considering her size. Very fluid strokes that connect well (at times).

kollun
May 2nd, 2011, 12:44 PM
Agnieszka has a elegant lob and drop shot! IMO.
Pity you did not add Aga & Dani in your poll. Bet they would get most votes.

Ashi
May 2nd, 2011, 12:46 PM
Most elegant serve in Tennis: Serena Jameka Williams. I envy. ;)

I voted JJ from the list for overall game.

Svetlana)))
May 2nd, 2011, 12:46 PM
How is Hantuchova elegant? Horrible lateral and forward movement, mechanical strokes, ugly transition game and overall boring as hell.

zurich62
May 2nd, 2011, 12:47 PM
martina hingis

Daruma.
May 2nd, 2011, 01:11 PM
Jj.

madmax
May 2nd, 2011, 01:16 PM
How is Hantuchova elegant? Horrible lateral and forward movement, mechanical strokes, ugly transition game and overall boring as hell.

this...she's as mechanical as it gets. There's nothing exciting about her game

Hian
May 2nd, 2011, 01:18 PM
Roberta Vinci is probably the most elegant player in the tour... her movement is really classy, she should be added to this poll.

thongcarmen
May 2nd, 2011, 01:42 PM
Why not Mauresmo? Great back hand and great attitude!

cellophane
May 2nd, 2011, 01:56 PM
Danielle Anthraxtha

barmaid
May 2nd, 2011, 02:02 PM
martina hingis
Correct, we may be biased but none of the above mentioned players can come close to Martina's elegance on court!:worship::hearts:

Barmaid:wavey:

smarties
May 2nd, 2011, 02:05 PM
Benesova as a very smooth elegant play.

LUVMIRZA
May 2nd, 2011, 02:06 PM
Hingis
Justine
Jelena
Sevestova
Aga
Azarenka

Safe-From-Harm
May 2nd, 2011, 02:07 PM
Empress is the one. The way she use her towel on court, she just needs high heels out there and
it will be no competition.
And I think she does not hit ball so hard like most players, so one more plus in that segmnet for her.

adner
May 2nd, 2011, 02:09 PM
Clijsters, Radwanska and Pennetta. They all are clean hitters and swift movers. Yummi.

goldenlox
May 2nd, 2011, 02:22 PM
My favorite player to watch their strokes is Nastia Pav, Smooth effortless looking strokes.
A real natural!

Winnerpova.
May 2nd, 2011, 02:24 PM
JJ and Anci :wavey: :hearts:

Danii's Law
May 2nd, 2011, 02:27 PM
I voted for Flavia but it has to be Daniella with Amelie coming in at second.

The best way to describe their game is swan like, that's all I could come up with. I remember watching Daniella v Ana at the Aus Open semi and thinking her game was so elegant and effortless, kind of like a dance.

Welcome1
May 2nd, 2011, 02:33 PM
There's no question about it. Jeca of course

wally1
May 2nd, 2011, 02:42 PM
The real answer is Severine Beltrame. Absolutely beautiful player to watch when in any sort of form.

Hian
May 2nd, 2011, 02:43 PM
My favorite player to watch their strokes is Nastia Pav, Smooth effortless looking strokes.
A real natural!

That elephant? :spit:

iPatty
May 2nd, 2011, 02:48 PM
Jankovic? :help:

MaBaker
May 2nd, 2011, 02:56 PM
Jankovic. When she's on, she is a joy to watch.

TheHangover
May 2nd, 2011, 03:01 PM
agkul amanmuradova

Miracle Worker
May 2nd, 2011, 03:04 PM
The most elegant tennis in tour?

First of all, tennis it's not a figure skating.

The second thing - Flavia Pennetta as the answer.

MaBaker
May 2nd, 2011, 03:10 PM
Jankovic? :help:
At least she hits like a girl.

Mistress of Evil
May 2nd, 2011, 03:23 PM
Martina Hingis :bowdown: discussion closed :D

Belmont Lad
May 2nd, 2011, 03:25 PM
Hantuchova, whatever else you may say about her, her shot production is just so fluid. :)

Lapaco
May 2nd, 2011, 03:25 PM
Good call with Gise :hearts:

Hantuchova may have clean strokes but her movement is a big joke, so she doesn't count :lol:

Lapaco
May 2nd, 2011, 03:27 PM
Clijsters, Radwanska and Pennetta. They all are clean hitters and swift movers. Yummi.

clijsters and radwanska? :lol:

clijsters is heavily built and a basher, nothing elegant about her tennis. radwanska is too much of pufballer and she looks crap.

pennetta is an ok choice.

iPatty
May 2nd, 2011, 03:29 PM
At least she hits like a girl.

She isn't elegant though. Her service motion is painful to watch and she muscles her forehand like crazy.

kollun
May 2nd, 2011, 03:33 PM
clijsters and radwanska? :lol:

clijsters is heavily built and a basher, nothing elegant about her tennis. radwanska is too much of pufballer and she looks crap.

pennetta is an ok choice.
Well at least we now know you don't watch tennis for the sake of tennis, but for how the girls look.

Or maybe the question is not clear? You misunderstood? Everyone else misunderstood?

Sean.
May 2nd, 2011, 03:37 PM
Alona. :worship:

Coconut91
May 2nd, 2011, 03:39 PM
Pavlychenkova
Vinci
Pennetta
Schnyder

Lapaco
May 2nd, 2011, 03:44 PM
Alona. :worship:

good call.

Beat
May 2nd, 2011, 03:47 PM
odd choices in the poll. bondarenko? seriously?

flareon
May 2nd, 2011, 04:01 PM
odd choices in the poll. bondarenko? seriously?

I think the way she strikes the ball is elegant and shes a very elegant mover especially on clay.

Sammo
May 2nd, 2011, 04:32 PM
I voted for Jankovic, but I think Hantuchova has the most elegant tennis. Anyway, I miss Martina...

Yonexforever
May 2nd, 2011, 04:33 PM
I guess this poll was limited to current players... but for me does anyone remember Hana Mandlikova? Now there was an effortlessly graceful player.
Bettina Bunge as well, todays crop of players dont bring grace to mind with all the grunting and double fisted groundies.

Aryman3
May 2nd, 2011, 04:38 PM
Agnieszka Radwańska by far

Lachrymarum
May 2nd, 2011, 04:42 PM
Pivovarova when serving :hearts:

Cherry.
May 2nd, 2011, 05:30 PM
Martina Hingis :bowdown: discussion closed :DThis. Talking about elegance, Martina is the only name that comes to my mind.

A-Bond
May 2nd, 2011, 05:36 PM
odd choices in the poll. bondarenko? seriously?

I'm a big Alona fan but I wouldn't call her the most elegant, not tennis-wise. Her BH is good, but not a really natural stroke. Her serve isn't that elegant either. Her FH-Technique though is beautiful :) But I'd also say Pennetta :)

A-Bond
May 2nd, 2011, 05:37 PM
Agnieszka Radwańska by far

:lol: yeah sure, what a surprise to hear this from you.

saul1333
May 2nd, 2011, 05:48 PM
Aga. Nobody else is in her dimension :hearts:

Always on balance for every shot

Break My Rapture
May 2nd, 2011, 06:43 PM
Off that list, BY FAR Alona. The others don't even come close.

medved
May 2nd, 2011, 06:47 PM
Hantuchova
This. When she is "on" - pure aristocracy.

Ferg
May 2nd, 2011, 06:48 PM
People calling Sharapova elegent :rolls:

medved
May 2nd, 2011, 06:49 PM
I guess this poll was limited to current players... but for me does anyone remember Hana Mandlikova? Now there was an effortlessly graceful player.
Bettina Bunge as well, todays crop of players dont bring grace to mind with all the grunting and double fisted groundies.

oh yes, this golden generation of Czechs, Hana M., Jana N.
Miss them.

Stonerpova
May 2nd, 2011, 06:51 PM
Jankovic
Hingis
Sharapova before she grew was pretty elegant
Hantuchova before 2008
I'd also add Davenport. Her groundstrokes are like silk
I'd even say Ivanovic after the improved movement. She practically dances around the ball to hit her forehand

doooma6816
May 2nd, 2011, 06:54 PM
Justine but she retired...

So Empress, Daniela.

Slutiana
May 2nd, 2011, 06:56 PM
Radwanska has nice variety but her game is anything but elegant. :lol:

Kirilenko would be my pick. For her serve, backhand and particularly the way she transitions into the forecourt and her netgame when she gets there. Beautiful.

(And of course Tatiana would be my top pic)

The Witch-king
May 2nd, 2011, 06:57 PM
None of the hoes in the poll.

M.A.S.L.
May 2nd, 2011, 07:00 PM
Roberta Vinci

Bobisa
May 2nd, 2011, 07:00 PM
Jeca :)

Mistress of Evil
May 2nd, 2011, 07:07 PM
People calling Sharapova elegent :rolls:

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: not that Cake is the role model of elegance. :angel:

Cajka
May 2nd, 2011, 07:15 PM
1. Radwanska
2. Patty
3. Ana (RG 2008)
4. Šafarova
5. JJ (US 2006)

Ferg
May 2nd, 2011, 07:16 PM
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: not that Cake is the role model of elegance. :angel:

The difference is that Im not as deluded as certain Sharapova fans to believe it :angel: Im not critisizing her inelegence, only that some of her fans actually think it is elegent :lol:

Scola
May 2nd, 2011, 07:18 PM
The most elegant player to me that you did not list is Anna Lapushchenkova... Her game is effortless... Her shots are very inspired and the how she's able to move you around the court easily...

In your list I voted for Dulko and I also find Nastya's game very elegant too.


True.:yeah:

and Makarova has some nice and clean shots as well.

Stonerpova
May 2nd, 2011, 07:19 PM
I think she was pretty elegant before she grew. Especially on grass. Wimbledon 2004 was a sight to behold :hearts:

kollun
May 2nd, 2011, 07:20 PM
Radwanska has nice variety but her game is anything but elegant. :lol:

Kirilenko would be my pick. For her serve, backhand and particularly the way she transitions into the forecourt and her netgame when she gets there. Beautiful.

(And of course Tatiana would be my top pic)
I think the awkward leg twist Kirilenko does when putting a bit of power to her shots (especially FH) is not really screaming elegance, rather comical imo.

Setsuna.
May 2nd, 2011, 07:21 PM
BTW, Who hits the cleanest ball on the tour? In-form Hantuchova?

Setsuna.
May 2nd, 2011, 07:24 PM
I think Dani & Jelena plays the most elegant tennis.

justine schnyder
May 2nd, 2011, 07:25 PM
out of this list? JJ
In General, Henin..

Blu€
May 2nd, 2011, 07:27 PM
Sveta :worship:

Mistress of Evil
May 2nd, 2011, 07:28 PM
The difference is that Im not as deluded as certain Sharapova fans to believe it :angel: Im not critisizing her inelegence, only that some of her fans actually think it is elegent :lol:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder *cough*cliche*cough* :shrug: but yeah Sharapova is not the most natural ball-striker out there it is obvious to the even most deluded ones :spit:

Drake1980
May 2nd, 2011, 07:31 PM
of these 5 Jeca!

MK Ultra
May 2nd, 2011, 07:33 PM
Serena's serve, Dani's bh, Ana's fh, Kiri's volleys.:)

MK Ultra
May 2nd, 2011, 07:35 PM
I think the awkward leg twist Kirilenko does when putting a bit of power to her shots (especially FH) is not really screaming elegance, rather comical imo.

?:lol:

Hian
May 2nd, 2011, 07:44 PM
Goerges? She's just a brainless ballbasher.

Ryusuke Tenma
May 2nd, 2011, 07:47 PM
To me, Wozniacki's is the most elegant game.

Ferg
May 2nd, 2011, 07:49 PM
Wordy Life :inlove:

Marlene
May 2nd, 2011, 07:50 PM
Venus on grass.

Pump-it-UP
May 2nd, 2011, 08:00 PM
Alona

Can someone who voted for Julia please explain? :confused::unsure:

faboozadoo15
May 2nd, 2011, 08:02 PM
Szavay circa 2007

Szavay and Jankovic are two of the most elegant players on tour right now.

It's probably no coincidence that they have beautiful bodies too.

faboozadoo15
May 2nd, 2011, 08:08 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Chakvetadze. The game appears so natural to her, and she has really good, fluid technique. There's nothing clunky about her game.

Daniela's groundstrokes are truly elegant too, so smooth.

kollun
May 2nd, 2011, 08:09 PM
Alona

Can someone who voted for Julia please explain? :confused::unsure:
Hypnotic triple bouncing boobs could be the explanation, takes the eyes of the shots and movement. Can't really think of another reason.....

Ralph214
May 2nd, 2011, 08:13 PM
Jelena Jankovic if you don't count her pathetic strokes at the net :lol:

flareon
May 2nd, 2011, 08:17 PM
To me, Wozniacki's is the most elegant game.

Oh dear are you not open to anybody elses game?

Going back to julia she has a really fluent serve and forehand in my opinion which is nice to watch, she does play elegant tennis IMO.

A-Bond
May 2nd, 2011, 08:17 PM
Yay Julia in the poll is also a mystery to me, I love her game style, the same reason I liked Golovin's and Vakulenko's. But you can't really call it elegant :lol:

MK Ultra
May 2nd, 2011, 08:24 PM
I hate Julia's strokes.It's all wrists:lol:

The Dawntreader
May 2nd, 2011, 08:30 PM
Alona Bondarenko. Such fludity, and her footwork is a dream.

Sombrerero loco
May 2nd, 2011, 08:33 PM
maria kirilenko

LightWarrior
May 2nd, 2011, 08:36 PM
Aga Radwanska is elegant, smooth, fluid and gracious to watch. Kind of old fashioned in a good way. Can't believe she's not an option in the poll.

Ferg
May 2nd, 2011, 09:01 PM
Oh dear are you not open to anybody elses game?

Going back to julia she has a really fluent serve and forehand in my opinion which is nice to watch, she does play elegant tennis IMO.

Wordy Life doesnt watch tennis, he just jerks off to pushing.

flareon
May 2nd, 2011, 09:25 PM
Wordy Life doesnt watch tennis, he just jerks off to pushing.

Ohh dear, what a life, watching pushing all the time...

Sammo
May 2nd, 2011, 09:49 PM
To me, Wozniacki's is the most elegant game.

http://www.monkey-and-banana.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/homer-simpson-the-scream.jpg

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgjctmae0R1qdbfxm.gif

MB.
May 2nd, 2011, 10:16 PM
Szavay circa 2007

This. JJ circa 2007/2008. Some of her shots, like her BH have gotten more awkward (she seems to throw herself at it the last two years).

Vera Zvonareva is a personal favorite of mine when it comes to "elegance"--surprised no one mentioned her.

Setsuna.
May 2nd, 2011, 10:20 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Chakvetadze. The game appears so natural to her, and she has really good, fluid technique. There's nothing clunky about her game.

Daniela's groundstrokes are truly elegant too, so smooth.

So true.:drool::hearts:

MK Ultra
May 2nd, 2011, 10:24 PM
I agree about Chaky if we're talking 2011-2008:oh:
Her serve now is very weird.

mik loves dani
May 2nd, 2011, 10:31 PM
For me Nastya Pav and Danielle Anofoxfa:hatoff:

Ryusuke Tenma
May 2nd, 2011, 10:32 PM
Oh dear are you not open to anybody elses game?
What?

I think Wozniacki's game is elegant. You got a problem with that?

laurie
May 2nd, 2011, 10:55 PM
Sharapova screams her head off after every shot, how is that elegant? And since when are Sharapova's strokes elegant?

And I don't find Flavia Pennetta elegant either.

I can't think of hardly any stylish female Tennis players, those days are long gone thanks to the Bollietieri blueprint.

Mauresmo's volleys and backhand and movement were elegant, but her serve and forehand wasn't elegant unfortunately. Henin was also elegant but her service motion was changed a few times and she had that abbreviated service action for a while.

Today's players? I'm really struggling here - Jankovic moves smoothly around the court and makes no noise after hitting shots. The young Russian Pavlyuchenkova has a nice game. I like Azarenka's game but I wouldn't describe her as an elegant player, she's good looking though :-0

SwissMiss19
May 2nd, 2011, 11:26 PM
Hmm...the most elegant tennis...to be honest there isn't a single woman in the top 10 that I was say plays "elegant" tennis. I'm not saying I don't like any of them, I'm just saying that, to me, I don't find them to play an elegant style of play. Julia Goerges plays a "effortless" style of play. She makes the game look so easy but I would not say it's elegant. I have yet to come across a young woman that plays an elegant style of play like say, a Henin. Kim Clijsters is a ballbasher and is fantastic to watch, but I wouldn't say she's elegant.

I hope that there will be a newcomer to the top players that will play with an elegant flare.

Batiguza
May 2nd, 2011, 11:38 PM
What?

I think Wozniacki's game is elegant. You got a problem with that?

What does exactly make her game SO elegant? Her crappy beautiful forehand or her useless stylish two-handed backhand slice? Really tough to say... :rolleyes:

laurie
May 2nd, 2011, 11:43 PM
Hmm...the most elegant tennis...to be honest there isn't a single woman in the top 10 that I was say plays "elegant" tennis. I'm not saying I don't like any of them, I'm just saying that, to me, I don't find them to play an elegant style of play. Julia Goerges plays a "effortless" style of play. She makes the game look so easy but I would not say it's elegant. I have yet to come across a young woman that plays an elegant style of play like say, a Henin. Kim Clijsters is a ballbasher and is fantastic to watch, but I wouldn't say she's elegant.

I hope that there will be a newcomer to the top players that will play with an elegant flare.

Hehehe - I think you mean flair. Flare is like intense, a fireball. You can describe many WTA players like that, flare as opposed to flair.

SwissMiss19
May 2nd, 2011, 11:49 PM
^^ Thank you for the correction ;) :D

SwissMiss19
May 2nd, 2011, 11:50 PM
What does exactly make her game SO elegant? Her crappy beautiful forehand or her useless stylish two-handed backhand slice? Really tough to say... :rolleyes:

I actually find her two-handed backhand very nice to watch. The way she uses her left hand to get the extra/extra angle is rather impeccable and so precise.

Albireo
May 2nd, 2011, 11:51 PM
Hantuchova.

shoparound
May 3rd, 2011, 01:12 AM
How is Hantuchova elegant? Horrible lateral and forward movement, mechanical strokes, ugly transition game and overall boring as hell.

For some reason people like her strokes. It tends to make her a little overrated in these boards.

But like someone said, this is tennis, not figure skating. Not gymnastics.

Natash.
May 3rd, 2011, 01:26 AM
Bondarenko :hearts: The way she moves is so easy and graceful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDJHiXpYj88

jrollaneres25
May 3rd, 2011, 05:53 AM
Umm....Venus Williams:o

Kimking
May 3rd, 2011, 07:01 AM
Hingis.

Shinjiro
May 3rd, 2011, 07:21 AM
Anna K.
Anna C.
Séverine Beltrame

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 07:30 AM
I like Flavia most from that list and she does have very smooth-looking shots. :hearts: But I voted for Gisela mainly because of that forehand. :hearts: :bowdown: She also moves so gracefully on the court.

Szavay should also get a special mention. Those loopy ground strokes and the touch shots. :yeah: JJ moves gracefully especially on lateral movements. :bowdown:

Goerges. :unsure: When I saw her play in Stuttgart I thought her shots are far from being elegant. :tape:

Smitten
May 3rd, 2011, 08:36 AM
Hingis.

Hingis.

flareon
May 3rd, 2011, 10:19 AM
What?

I think Wozniacki's game is elegant. You got a problem with that?

No I do not but she is not the person that springs to mind when you think elegance, also it just seems you only like one player and decided to try and make all of us and fail to like her.


I was thinking Parra santonja elegant? she has very good movement?

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 10:25 AM
Hingis.

If we include retired players then it's Hingis FTW! :yeah:

Losing Streak
May 3rd, 2011, 10:30 AM
Alona, undeniably. :hearts:

laurie
May 3rd, 2011, 11:32 AM
Hingis.

Ah yes retired players:

Well I can think of Hingis as you said, also Jana Novotna, Yvonne Goolagong, maybe Sabatini, Steffi Graf, I'm sure there are other players that escape me.

But we are dealing with today. And like I said, the Nick Bollietieri blueprint means nearly everyone plays the same way, individuality has more or less disappeared for the time being.

nevetssllim
May 3rd, 2011, 11:44 AM
I'd say Schnyder. Excellent movement, fluid service motion, fantastic touch-shots and that gorgeous FTL DTL. :drool:

In-form Vinci has a very attractive game too.

In terms of those who haven't been mentioned, I'll go for Zakopalova too.

MB.
May 3rd, 2011, 05:32 PM
Also, I can't believe I forgot to mention Tatiana.

Her forehand was very fluid. And she was hot. + elegance points.

Polikarpov
May 4th, 2011, 11:42 AM
Davenport's ground strokes and serve, especially during '98 - 2000. :hearts: Never mind her lumbering on the court.

The 2nd Law
May 4th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Ana's movement and BH immediately rule her out, IMO - but when she's on, that serve and especially THAT forehand look effortless. She's at her most elegant on clay.


I suppose I'd pick Dani from that list.

tennis-insomniac
May 4th, 2011, 01:23 PM
no one in my mind can play the most elegant tennis like Martina Hingis, none of the players in that poll, none on the tour today I've seen.

Six Feet Under
May 4th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Zvonareva, Makarova, Georges, Schnyder, Hsieh, Schiavone (minus the serve), Radwanska, Pin and Dechy :hearts:

Six Feet Under
May 4th, 2011, 01:32 PM
No I do not but she is not the person that springs to mind when you think elegance, also it just seems you only like one player and decided to try and make all of us and fail to like her.


I was thinking Parra santonja elegant? she has very good movement?

Yes, I agree about APS, she is probably the most 'fluent' 2 hander

Uranus
May 4th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Anotoxfa. Her strokes are so rhythmic and well-produced, she has lovely touch and though her movement is slow, it's quite elegant.
So true.

Shonami Slam
May 4th, 2011, 01:47 PM
other than some aforementioned - Silvia Farina Elia.

flareon
May 4th, 2011, 01:50 PM
Dechy :sad: I miss watching her play tennis.

So Disrespectful
May 4th, 2011, 02:04 PM
I don't know how anyone could find Hingis' forehand elegant. She looks like a polio sufferer pushing a car uphill.

Shivank17
May 4th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Maria. :inlove:

tennismaster8820
May 4th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Hantuchova

hurricanejeanne
May 4th, 2011, 04:11 PM
Mauresmo, especially on grass
Henin, especially on clay
Hingis, period.

The end.

Matt01
May 4th, 2011, 04:31 PM
I don't know how anyone could find Hingis' forehand elegant. She looks like a polio sufferer pushing a car uphill.


Her forehand was okay but her serve wasn't in any way elegant.

Rollo
May 4th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Among current players I'd vote for Schiavone.


Evonne Goolagong was elegance personified:hearts:

matty
May 4th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Hantuchova. That BH is simply beautiful!!!

Hantuchova

matty
May 4th, 2011, 04:47 PM
For some reason people like her strokes. It tends to make her a little overrated in these boards.

But like someone said, this is tennis, not figure skating. Not gymnastics.

I've heard commenentators/retired pros talk about how beautiful her groundstrokes are. I admit she doesn't move well, but her bh, especially, is lovely.

nevetssllim
May 4th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Among current players I'd vote for Schiavone.


I love Fran but I wouldn't describe her game as elegant but different strokes for different folks, I guess.:p

OsloErik
May 4th, 2011, 05:16 PM
New rules: if you grunt, your game isn't elegant. Lets be real people, nobody equates The Road Warrior and elegance. Schiavone, Kuznetsova, Venus, Sharapova, Serena, Azarenka... no. Not elegant.

My vote goes to Agnes Szavay. Even losing, she plays beautifully. Every stroke is just lovely. I don't think there's been a more charming slam QF run than her march in New York back in 2007.

Just Do It
May 4th, 2011, 05:19 PM
Justine Henin :angel:, Sharapova :shrug:.

Elegant and screaming doesnt go together.

goldenlox
May 4th, 2011, 06:47 PM
The prettiest, smoothest strokes are Nastia Pav.
If by elegant you mean refined, delicate looking in between points, probably ACHAK.

Sammo
May 4th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Sharapova's not elegant. However her serve is, when she jumps and lands she looks like a gacelle with those beautiful and long legs she has

toxina90
May 4th, 2011, 07:21 PM
Jelena and Gisela are akin to watching ballet :shrug: no contest.

nat75
May 5th, 2011, 01:20 AM
Retired: Maria Bueno, Evonne Goolagong, Gabriela Sabatini, Steffi Graf and Martina Hingis. From the current player I don't know.

nat75
May 5th, 2011, 01:21 AM
Sharapova's not elegant. However her serve is, when she jumps and lands she looks like a gacelle with those beautiful and long legs she has

I concur. When you watch her on mute. :p

BlueTrees
May 5th, 2011, 01:35 AM
Yanina Wickmayer.

Ryan
May 5th, 2011, 01:41 AM
I don't know how anyone could find Hingis' forehand elegant. She looks like a polio sufferer pushing a car uphill.



:spit: Ok.


Easily Hingis for me, I don't think she had an "ugly" shot in her resume. Even her serve, while not the strongest, was very fluid. Her and Goolagong (from the clips I've seen) would be my top picks.

I find it hard to think of a player as elegant when they're obviously grinding/exerting a lot of energy on each stroke. Schiavone is a lot of fun to watch, but not elegant.

Definitely not a basher, who just pounds the ball relentlessly. It's fun to watch, but not elegant (to me).

In The Zone
May 5th, 2011, 02:52 AM
First thoughts when thinking of elegant tennis:

Chris Evert, Justine Henin, and Tatiana Golovin (just such smooth strokes).

Myggen
May 5th, 2011, 05:37 AM
All time probably Hingis. Among current players there are not so many to choose between as tennis has gone from being elegant to being effective. Probably Kim Clijsters with her smooth strokes and great movement.

JamieOwen3
May 5th, 2011, 06:14 AM
Davenport for some reason came to mind :shrug: maybe because of her great strokes and her stroke production, Anna Chakvetadze also when at her best :). As a Maria fan id say she's elegant on court her appearance and when she finishes her serve but her type of game is not known to be elegant is it. Maria herself however is ;)
Mauresmo to me had a elegant game style ESPECIALLY when she played on grass at wimbledon. (would love her volley)