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Tezuka.
May 22nd, 2012, 08:41 PM
Who do you think has the best defence on the tour at the moment?

madmax
May 22nd, 2012, 08:44 PM
Hardcourts - Radwanska
Clay - no idea, could be Kerber in the future
Grass - doesn't matter, defensive players don't win on it anyway

Queenpova
May 22nd, 2012, 08:47 PM
Pushers.

borrowedheaven
May 22nd, 2012, 08:48 PM
Whan she's playing -- Clijsters.

Pump-it-UP
May 22nd, 2012, 08:56 PM
Wozniacki on hardcourts. Probably Radwanska everywhere else. Though I'd take a healthy Kim (or a fit Venus on grass) over them both.

Azarenka shouldn't be listed.

Andrewraven
May 22nd, 2012, 08:56 PM
Kim Clijsters defensive skills are unreal, when she is playing and fit

Bismarck.
May 22nd, 2012, 09:04 PM
Radwanska for being able to retrieve for hours on end without really doing much else. I'd say Kerber's defence is more dynamic in the sense that she can hit some :eek: shots when pulled out wide which makes her look impressive but Radwanska still has better footspeed.

mauresmofan
May 22nd, 2012, 10:25 PM
Clijsters easily when on form and fit to compete, even with the bad ankle in Australia she had good defense

TennisAddict84
May 22nd, 2012, 10:28 PM
Whan she's playing -- Clijsters.

Clijsters easily when on form and fit to compete, even with the bad ankle in Australia she had good defense

Yeah I agree, no one quite like Clijsters in her transition from defense to offense. She's probably the best hard court player of her generation.

sweetadri06
May 22nd, 2012, 11:00 PM
Right now it's Kerber, if Clisjters wasn't half-retired then I would say her as well.

Nicolás89
May 23rd, 2012, 12:14 AM
Clijsters like 10 years ago. Now I'd say Aga, the footspeed she has gain is unreal, a few years back it was Caro hands down. Although nobody defended like Legend. :angel:

fede33
May 23rd, 2012, 12:20 AM
Some doubt that it is Aga? :help::help::help::help::help::help:

poll :lol::lol:

s teddy
May 23rd, 2012, 12:22 AM
Kerber at the moment. Perhaps it used to be Radwanska or Wozniacki, but their defensive skills seem to have decreased in recent months (or at least on clay).

Mynarco
May 23rd, 2012, 12:23 AM
peak Clijsters

Simugna Help
May 23rd, 2012, 12:36 AM
Although nobody defended like Legend. :angel:

Legend wasn't really a defensive player, she tended to impose her game on opponents, her raw foot speed wasn't nowhere near Clijsters' or Radwanska's.

hobahobaspirit
May 23rd, 2012, 12:37 AM
The best defense is offense, so ... the answer is Peak Pierce.

binky-GOAT
May 23rd, 2012, 12:39 AM
Lol at people saying Kerber, she's slow. Wozniacki now, JJ at her peak.

fouc
May 23rd, 2012, 12:54 AM
The best defense is offense, so ... the answer is Peak Pierce.

:lol:

and wtf on kerber winning the poll cause she played like 2 good defensive matches, this place is unreal.

ranfurly
May 23rd, 2012, 12:59 AM
Myriam Casanova.

Craig.
May 23rd, 2012, 12:59 AM
The best defense is offense, so ... the answer is Peak Pierce.

:hysteric:

StoneRose
May 23rd, 2012, 01:04 AM
Lol at people saying Kerber, she's slow. Wozniacki now, JJ at her peak.Really? I'd say so 1-2 years ago but certainly not now. Angie anyway, didn't look slow against Petra.

Stonerpova
May 23rd, 2012, 01:08 AM
Kim.

Lord Choc Ice
May 23rd, 2012, 01:27 AM
Hagatha.

Stamp Paid
May 23rd, 2012, 01:34 AM
Clijsters like 10 years ago. Now I'd say Aga, the footspeed she has gain is unreal, a few years back it was Caro hands down. Although nobody defended like Myth. :angel:Yes. Keep her relevant.

Sean.
May 23rd, 2012, 01:35 AM
Difficult question of those in the poll, Aga's good at getting balls back into court into awkward positions, Caro's consistency, anticipation and "read" on the ball is good, and Kerbers good at turning defence into attack and counterpunching at full stretch. :shrug:

Not sure why Vika's there.

Nicolás89
May 23rd, 2012, 01:38 AM
Yes. Keep her relevant.

I don't have to she just is.

SM
May 23rd, 2012, 01:40 AM
Legend wasn't really a defensive player, she tended to impose her game on opponents, her raw foot speed wasn't nowhere near Clijsters' or Radwanska's.
Not the fastest footspeed but footwork, anticipation, court craft allowed her to defend extremely well....

Renalicious
May 23rd, 2012, 02:24 AM
Kerber :worship: Right now.

NashaMasha
May 23rd, 2012, 02:25 AM
Who Has The Best Defence? On Clay it seems NO ONE, because we have all main clay titles won by offensive players and they did have only problems playing with similar offensive players , but not defensive.

Azaranka's defense in Madrid vs Serena and in Stuttgart vs Maria = total demolition by big hitters

VeeJJ
May 23rd, 2012, 02:41 AM
Healthy Clijsters then healthy Jankovic.

*JR*
May 23rd, 2012, 02:54 AM
I think its not just about getting the ball back (like Golden Retriever) but going from "defense to offense", ala returning tough shots with enough on the ball to take control of a point (or @ least neutralize the opponent's advantage on it). Peak Serena, Kim, and maybe Venus have been the best @ this in recent years of those I've seen play a lot; Jen was very good @ that too.