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calabar
Mar 18th, 2003, 05:58 PM
According to an on-going poll on the WTA's website, the question was:
What is the biggest woepon in the women's game today?

a)Clijster's Forehand..............11%
b)Henin's Backhand................50%
c)Serena's Athleticism............24%
d)Venus' Serve.....................15%

so far 12,340 voters have responded.



Well well well, So everyone fears Justine "deadly" backhand huh? No wonder everyone is scared to end up in her bracket LOL.

Havok
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:11 PM
i find that it's rediculous that they just picked a shot from each of the top 4 players. they should have made it players who have shots that REALLY stand out. they should have taken out Clijsters because many players have as good or better a forehand than her. the rest stay, but change Serena's athletism to power, and throw in Seles and her 2 handed shots, and Lindsay's returns. and others too

c2
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:13 PM
I think it depends on what you mean by "weapon." Do you mean the tool that helps them win the most matches? In that case I would say Serena's athleticism. BUT, if you mean the SINGLE most powerful shot in a player's arsenal, whether it is enough to produce wins or not, I would say Venus' serve.

Pureracket
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:14 PM
Well, the survey is for fans and not players. If the players were voting, I'm thinking that the poll would look different.

I want my 1500th post to contain the words, "Trout Fishing in America."

calabar
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:18 PM
i find that it's rediculous that they just picked a shot from each of the top 4 players. they should have made it players who have shots that REALLY stand out. they should have taken out Clijsters because many players have as good or better a forehand than her. the rest stay, but change Serena's athletism to power, and throw in Seles and her 2 handed shots, and Lindsay's returns. and others too

Naldo,

you have just touched on the inherent fallacy of polls. Knowing what question to ask and how to phrase it. For my money I would have to say that Serena's serve is the sports biggest weapon. While Venus has a faster serve, Serena routinely serves more aces than Venus. Serena must be doing something right. So here is my vote:

Serena...Serve
Venus ...Serve
Davenport... groundstroke
Mauresmo... backhand
Clijsters....Forehand
Capriati...Groundstroke
Justine........Backhand

c2
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:31 PM
??? :confused: at pureracket. What are you talking about? I'm talking about fans.

Hawk
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:34 PM
The poll is kind of odd lol..for Kim she does have a good forehand..but I think her best asset is her Athleticism. Serena could definatly be the serve too..

Glenn
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:50 PM
If I have to name the biggest weapon for all of the top players I would say:

Serena: Power, serve
Venus: Power, shotmaking ability
Kim: Consistency, speed
Justine: Touch & feel, backhand
Jennifer: Fighting ability, forehand
Lindsay: Groundstrokes in general
Amelie: Netplay, heavy spin
Daniela: Depth in shots
Jelena: Err... lol...
Chanda: Keeps up high pace constantly

persond
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:50 PM
;) Justine will "unleash" that "backhand" and wup azz from "A" to "Z"...!!! And, with such a "deadly weapon", she'll rule womens' tennis for years to come!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Havok
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:53 PM
If I have to name the biggest weapon for all of the top players I would say:

Serena: Power, serve
Venus: Power, shotmaking ability
Kim: Consistency, speed
Justine: Touch & feel, backhand
Jennifer: Fighting ability, forehand
Lindsay: Groundstrokes in general
Amelie: Netplay, heavy spin
Daniela: Depth in shots
Jelena: Err... lol...
Chanda: Keeps up high pace constantly
you can add power to Jelena Dokic. i know she's suckin BIG TIME at the moment, but she does have power when she's on.

SerenaSlam
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:54 PM
;) Justine will "unleash" that "backhand" and wup azz from "A" to "Z"...!!! And, with such a "deadly weapon", she'll rule womens' tennis for years to come!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
of course we know this was in 1 of your dreams and u have just told it to us and by posting :eek: it tell us that you really are not sure of yourself :)

DBowik
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:58 PM
Chris Evert's Backhand ; )

but seriously..
if I had to chose a "shot", I would say Serena's serve.

persond
Mar 18th, 2003, 07:11 PM
of course we know this was in 1 of your dreams and u have just told it to us and by posting :eek: it tell us that you really are not sure of yourself :)


:) Obviously, you failed to see the "sarcasm" in my post, and that's okay. But, if you really knew me, you know that I'm one of the Sisters biggest fans.!!!! The idea of Henin-Hardenne "backhand" being such a "weapon" is too ridiculous to contemplate. Sure, it is a "beautiful stroke" and does earn her points when well placed and timed. But, to suggest it as a weapon to best the other players is a little "laughable", in my opinion. Now, if the question had to do with her "best" shot, I would certainly agree. At any rate, my first post was merely "satire"!!!

Glenn
Mar 18th, 2003, 07:39 PM
:) Obviously, you failed to see the "sarcasm" in my post, and that's okay. But, if you really knew me, you know that I'm one of the Sisters biggest fans.!!!! The idea of Henin-Hardenne "backhand" being such a "weapon" is too ridiculous to contemplate. Sure, it is a "beautiful stroke" and does earn her points when well placed and timed. But, to suggest it as a weapon to best the other players is a little "laughable", in my opinion. Now, if the question had to do with her "best" shot, I would certainly agree. At any rate, my first post was merely "satire"!!!

I think you're measuring on the wrong scale.
There were never players that had ONE weapon to best all the other players.
We have to look at the total package really.
If, on a scale from 1 to 10, Serena and Venus' finesse shots are 1 and Steffi's forehand 10, then I'd say Justine's backhand is at least 9!

harloo
Mar 18th, 2003, 10:20 PM
IMO, Venus's backhand down the line is the most lethal shot in women's tennis. However, I do also feel that Serena's serve is the dominate force of the WTA at the moment. Noone on the womens tour serves like her, the way she places it, and hits it cleanly down the T is outstanding.

Justines backhand is the most beautiful, but IMO it is not lethal like Venus's. However, when Justine is aggressive it is very dangerous as she had shown us at Amelia Island last year.

jenny161185
Mar 18th, 2003, 10:25 PM
Venus-backhand
Serena-serve
Capriati-Forehand
Meuresmo-net skills

calabar
Mar 18th, 2003, 10:59 PM
IMO, Venus's backhand down the line is the most lethal shot in women's tennis. However, I do also feel that Serena's serve is the dominate force of the WTA at the moment. Noone on the womens tour serves like her, the way she places it, and hits it cleanly down the T is outstanding.

Justines backhand is the most beautiful, but IMO it is not lethal like Venus's. However, when Justine is aggressive it is very dangerous as she had shown us at Amelia Island last year.

Excellent point Harloo regarding Venus' backhand , and more importantly, the distinction between Justine's backhand shot; beautiful but not that lethal.

Nimi
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:03 PM
This poll is such an idiotic one.
Both Venus & Serena's backhands are better then Justine. Serena's serve is better then Venus', & Kim's greatest assest is her athleticism.

calabar
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:16 PM
According to an on-going poll on the WTA's website, the question was:
What is the biggest woepon in the women's game today?

a)Clijster's Forehand..............11%
b)Henin's Backhand................50%
c)Serena's Athleticism............24%
d)Venus' Serve.....................15%

so far 12,340 voters have responded.



Well well well, So everyone fears Justine "deadly" backhand huh? No wonder everyone is scared to end up in her bracket LOL.

Ok, this poll is really getting more rediculous. Here iare the latest numbers:

a)Clijster's Forehand..............9%
b)Henin's Backhand................62%
c)Serena's Athleticism............18%
d)Venus' Serve.....................11%

so far 19,984 voters have responded

CJ07
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:28 PM
why is it that untill the French, Venus had the best serve PERIOD in Womens tennis?

anyway, i remember against hantuchova, she didnt lose a point on her 1st serve untill the middle of the second set

Venus' serve is a huge weapon

jean_genie
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:48 PM
why is it that untill the French, Venus had the best serve PERIOD in Womens tennis?

anyway, i remember against hantuchova, she didnt lose a point on her 1st serve untill the middle of the second set

Venus' serve is a huge weapon

Too right Venus' serve is a huge weapon. Consult any textbook, videotape, article on tennis strategy and they tell you that the best shot to make into a weapon is the serve. Why? Because you dictate the point from it initially and Venus has the biggest in the women's game. Serena and Davenport are right up there too, but I would make my list look like this:

Venus' serve
Serena's return of serve
Venus' backhand (it's like a sledgehammer)
Davenport's return (hard, firm, heavy)
Justine's forehand
Capriati's running forehand
Kim's consistency

Venus and Serena's athleticism keep them at the top of the game but it's hard to count that as a weapon when even if you can run down the balls (Capriati moves great) but you have to be able to do something extraordinary with it once you get to it.

That Sanex poll is wacky, personally I think there is some kind of virus that is spawning those numbers.

1jackson2001
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:51 PM
I love your siggy mmcdonald...except the "It'll Happen Again" part...makes it sound like Serena's gonna beat Venus again.

Of course that's not gonna happen. ;) :)

CJ07
Mar 19th, 2003, 12:08 AM
just a reminder of events to come :)