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GoDominique
Oct 26th, 2005, 06:32 PM
I should rather say "... with the stereotype associated with her physical appearance". :)

Like: very tall = big serve, power-player.
Or: rather small = weak serve, baseliner, lots of top-spin.

Klara Koukalova for example is pretty small and always looks like she's about to cry, but not many players hit as hard as her.

And you wouldn't expect players like Daniilidou and Dementieva to have crappy serves.

Any more? :)

blumaroo
Oct 26th, 2005, 06:36 PM
Maria S - You wouldn't expect her to hit that hard. When I first saw her, I thought she was going to be another Anna K.

Capriati - doesn't seem fast

Amelie - Looks like someone who hits the crap out of the ball instead of loopy spins.

K-Dog
Oct 26th, 2005, 06:41 PM
JHH: you would think she would be a scrapper, but she doesn't play like that at all!!

honeyke
Oct 26th, 2005, 06:47 PM
venus- she´s really tall and in my opinion she´s pretty movable and fast...that´s special i guess

GoDominique
Oct 26th, 2005, 06:48 PM
I forgot to mention Dominique Monami. :angel:

LeRoy.
Oct 26th, 2005, 06:57 PM
Sania Mirza ;)

Sir Stefwhit
Oct 26th, 2005, 07:14 PM
Some good ones mentioned already:

Venus- most tall players don't move like her and don't bend like she does. She can handle low balls with relative ease.

JCap- she looks a lot slower than she really is, as mentioned above.

Some others:

Mauresmo- she looks like she's pure power, especially with her muscular physique and broad shoulders, but in actuallity she has great touch and feel. The irony is sometimes she could use a little more punch in some of her shots.

Justine- she's so short and frail looking, but she's got just as much fire power as any of the 'bigger' girls on tour.

Lindsay- she looks like she would be a grunter on the court, but she's actually one of the more quiter players on tour.

jfk
Oct 26th, 2005, 07:18 PM
Sania Mirza doesn't look like she'd hit as hard as she does. And she looks like she'd be faster than she is too.

Dominic
Oct 26th, 2005, 10:32 PM
Hantuchova and Myskina hit a whole lot harder than what they look like.

Davenselesport
Oct 27th, 2005, 12:10 AM
Myskina doesn't look like one to hit hard and flat

Justine obviously doesnt look like she would rely on a power game



Random. Golovin has an odd grunt. :)

dreamgoddess099
Oct 27th, 2005, 01:29 AM
You wouldn't think Serena could be such a great defender having to carry around all that tits and ass, but girl can move. When she is fit.

¤CharlDa¤
Oct 27th, 2005, 01:37 AM
Sprem is a great example, esp right now casue she is frailer then ever!

WhatTheDeuce
Oct 27th, 2005, 01:39 AM
Karolina Sprem is very lean, and she's a gigantic hitter.

andrewbroad
Oct 27th, 2005, 02:54 AM
Maria S - You wouldn't expect her to hit that hard.

That's because Maria Sharapova (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/shara/)'s power comes from natural flair and timing, rather than huge muscles! :D :worship:

But then, Maria is 6'2", which obviously is an advantage to her serve. Iroda Tulyaganova (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/tulya/) is only 5'7", yet can serve up to 119mph (or could until her elbow-injury :sad: ).

Jelena Dokic (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/dokic/) doesn't look like a strong girl physically, but like Maria, she achieves flairsome power through beautiful technique. And Daniela Hantuchová (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/hantu/): sharp, flairsome groundstrokes with very little muscular effort compared with the Williams sisters &c.

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random fan
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:02 AM
JHH - her power still amazes me

Scotso
Oct 27th, 2005, 07:37 AM
Mathilde Johansson :drool:

sixfeetfree
Oct 27th, 2005, 07:44 AM
Two that come to mind for me are Hantuchova and Sprem. They don't look like they could stand up in heavy rain but their small frames aren't indicitive of the power they possess. They are deceptively strong.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Oct 27th, 2005, 08:44 AM
definitely Hatuchova also Coetzer shes so tiny.

Greenout
Oct 27th, 2005, 08:45 AM
Justine- Plays beautiful, looks ugly as f**k~!

Mana
Oct 27th, 2005, 09:08 AM
Leanne Baker: Such a big serve, and thats about it :rolleyes:

Nadia Petrova: Big serve, but groundstrokes not that powerful. Great mover tho.

Erika_Angel
Oct 27th, 2005, 09:11 AM
I'd say Tian Tian Sun. She looks so skinny & frail and hits the ball pretty hard.

Hachiko
Oct 27th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Ondraskova doesn't look very intimidating- in terms of physique.

Ambrosia
Oct 27th, 2005, 11:05 AM
Conchita Martinez looks imposing but her game isn't. She's tall, has presence when walks onto a court but when she starts playing, it's very much a "grind-out" as opposed to Conchita really taking it to her opponents.

gentenaire
Oct 27th, 2005, 11:17 AM
When you look at Kim's physique, you wouldn't expect her to be this flexible. Most people associate splits with skinny people.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Oct 27th, 2005, 11:29 AM
Justine- Plays beautiful, looks ugly as f**k~!

that is awesome :worship:

daffodil
Oct 27th, 2005, 11:31 AM
Justine :tape: :tape: :tape:

Spunky83
Oct 27th, 2005, 11:43 AM
Justine- Plays beautiful, looks ugly as f**k~!

BASTARDO!!! :fiery:


:lol:

cerbero
Oct 27th, 2005, 11:47 AM
Sharapova, looks fragile but is powerful...

Greenout
Oct 27th, 2005, 12:05 PM
Justine's not frail-looking anymore. Steroids do that to you.


:rolleyes: :fiery: :tape: :smash:

WhatTheDeuce
Oct 27th, 2005, 02:41 PM
definitely Hatuchova also Coetzer shes so tiny.
Yeah but Coetzer plays a gamestyle which you'd expect from such a tiny person.