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Glenn
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:23 PM
If you would ask all the players on the WTA, who do you think would come out on top as the most frustrating to play against?

A few years ago this question was asked to Amanda Coetzer, and she replied Hingis because she was able to hit with her, she would always feel she had a chance, because you know, Coetzer is a consistent player, and she could surely run down most of Martina's shots, but still she'd lose in 2 easy sets most of the time.

Who do you think it is now?

Anna Pistolesi for her endless shot returning?
Maria Sharapova for her annoying shrieks?
Lindsay Davenport because she looks frustrated and not motivated but she'll still beat the crap out of you?
Daniela Hantuchova because she's so skinny it almost makes her invisible? :devil:

Share! :)

SJW
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:25 PM
LMAO@Daniela :lol:

any of the top players because they are so good its hard to get a rhythm against them :)

Pistolesi cos she has the most annoying game ever

CapFan#1
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:26 PM
Conchita--- with all her moon balls and slices would drive ANYONE crazy!!!! Kudos to her for finding a way to win!

skanky~skanketta
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:28 PM
LOL!

so many. all those who can run from side to side. all the retrievers actually. conchita would be HELL to play against. as would lindsay, eg: wimby against stosur. awful body language but came up with the shots.

bandabou
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:28 PM
Either Serena or Venus. I think they can make you feel VERY IRRELEVANT! I mean either they make the error or hit the winner. You donīt even have NO IMPACT WHATSOEVER on the match...well, other than make sure they make more errors than winners.

tommyk75
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:29 PM
Umm... I might be stating the obvious, but wouldn't it be Serena since she'd wipe the floor with you and humiliate you in front of thousands of people?

Glenn
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:31 PM
Umm... I might be stating the obvious, but wouldn't it be Serena since she'd wipe the floor with you and humiliate you in front of thousands of people?
No.
Because if you're just an average player, you'd just be worse than Serena, no shame in admitting someone's better than you.

Conchita would make you make so many errors it would look like you can't even play the game of tennis, that you didn't even start playing until yesterday, but in fact you've been doing it your whole life, it's all you do.

rightous
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:32 PM
Anna P would just annoy the crap out of me if I was playing her, I think I would just tell her she could have it if she was that desperate for it!!!!lol

And also Vivi has a frustating game, cos she doesn't have a lot of pace.

Daniel
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:34 PM
Serena

SJW
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:38 PM
LOL@rightous yea Anna would bore me into giving her the match :lol:

fleemkeģ
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:39 PM
Masha and Conchi would drive me mad ;)

MartinaI
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:39 PM
Loads of players have said Martina H, often she just used to bore players into submission! That's my girl!!

"Topaz"
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:46 PM
Loads of players have said Martina H, often she just used to bore players into submission! That's my girl!!
Pst, pst, Martina has retired in case you didn't know. The question in the thread is "Who is the..." not "Who was the..."

I know, I know... reading skill can be a problem!

MartinaI
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:51 PM
Pst, pst, Martina has retired in case you didn't know. The question in the thread is "Who is the..." not "Who was the..."

I know, I know... reading skill can be a problem!

Er, actually Martina has not retired, there has been no official announcement yet. Dur! Anyhow, Martina has played against all the current players bar a few of the very young ones so I think she counts.

Dava
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:53 PM
Anna Pistolesi, because you have to take everyball in the air, she always plays moonballs.

Joana
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:53 PM
Schnyder, when she's on.

ys
Aug 19th, 2003, 04:56 PM
I watched Kim play few power players, like Lindsay, and I can say that she frustrates them plenty not only by her amazing scrambling ability, but also that she can combine that with decent power.

Glenn
Aug 19th, 2003, 06:13 PM
I watched Kim play few power players, like Lindsay, and I can say that she frustrates them plenty not only by her amazing scrambling ability, but also that she can combine that with decent power.
LOL yea! I forgot that!
She neutralises power.

Diya
Aug 19th, 2003, 06:17 PM
ASV :hearts: among the oldies

Amanda , Anna P. and Conchita among the current players

SerenaSlam
Aug 19th, 2003, 06:24 PM
i beleive pam shirver answerd this question during the 2003 australina. she said she belives most players are frustrated the most against serena b/c of two things. she hardly ever hits 1 shot twice in a rally, and two, when she is on or off, she still gives you an error here and there. you just never know what you're gonna get.

CamilleVidann
Aug 19th, 2003, 06:41 PM
i beleive pam shirver answerd this question during the 2003 australina. she said she belives most players are frustrated the most against serena b/c of two things. she hardly ever hits 1 shot twice in a rally, and two, when she is on or off, she still gives you an error here and there. you just never know what you're gonna get.

This is simply not true. She doesn't have much variety in her shots. She plays single-dimensional. I mean she has different shots but she hardly use them all. She doesn't have to use them cuz she most of the time can overpower her opponents. She does hit the same shot many times in a rally. If you are talking about a player who rarely hits the same shot twice in a a rally, then it should be Hingis, who had the greatest variety in her arsenal.

Glenn
Aug 19th, 2003, 08:34 PM
i beleive pam shirver answerd this question during the 2003 australina. she said she belives most players are frustrated the most against serena b/c of two things. she hardly ever hits 1 shot twice in a rally, and two, when she is on or off, she still gives you an error here and there. you just never know what you're gonna get.
Pam Shriver is ignorant then.
Players get frustrated because their opponent hits winners, then errors?
Don't ALL players hit winners and errors?

Knizzle
Aug 19th, 2003, 08:37 PM
Pam Shriver is ignorant then.
Players get frustrated because their opponent hits winners, then errors?
Don't ALL players hit winners and errors?

She means Serena may not give you any rhythm. J-Cap mentioned this also in 2002 in Miami. She said Serena was either hitting a winner or an error, and it was hard to get a rhythm. She said against Venus she was able to work the point more.

alfajeffster
Aug 19th, 2003, 08:43 PM
"Hana Mandlikova, because you just never knew what you were going to get"- Tracy Austin

SerenaSlam
Aug 19th, 2003, 08:43 PM
She means Serena may not give you any rhythm. J-Cap mentioned this also in 2002 in Miami. She said Serena was either hitting a winner or an error, and it was hard to get a rhythm. She said against Venus she was able to work the point more.
they get the point, and if they didn't they are just dumb fucks like i said before, that always try and put up an argument against any williams fan. especially the dummy glen.

for some reason "i think" he/she/it feels they can come back with anything against anything a willams fan based on anything to bring up anytype of argument against us.

Watching Serena i can see why it would be frustrating to play against her. when she is off, she still hits winners and errors, but that just isn't it, b/c when she is on, there is nothing you can do. even if you are playing well. you could tell at the FCC the Serena vs. lindsay match up. Lindsay lost that first set on her worst surface, playing her best on that surface 6-1 with only 5 errors. Everything lindsay had to offer serena that was just spectacular, serena would come back with somthing even better, and yes it seemed to always end up being the eventual winner. hell by the end of the first set, lindsay was doing the "frustration smile" from some of the shots by serena.

its peoples opinons though. i expect someone like glen to all the way say this isn't serena spot for the taking in this category.

but if i were to post a thread about who they think is say the most arrogant etc, the first choice on his list would be a williams, and if not, they would for sure be in his top 4 choices w/out a doubt. :rolleyes:

Dava
Aug 19th, 2003, 08:44 PM
I dont think Serena is frustrating to play against personally. She doesnt mix it up much, so you know what you are going to get. But beating it is another thing all together.

Glenn
Aug 19th, 2003, 08:49 PM
Whatever SerenaSlam.
Serena hits winners, but all the powerplayers do.
I think it would be more annoying to play against Venus, because she doesn't show emotion, you don't know what she's feeling.
But still, I meant frustrating as in, knowing that she doesn't power your ass of the court, but still you get humiliated.

Glenn
Aug 19th, 2003, 08:50 PM
Like against Martinez or Hingis!