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Derek.
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:03 PM
Who are they?

Here's my list:

1. Lindsay Davenport
2. Mary Pierce
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Daniela Hantuchova
5. Ana Ivanovic
6. Nicole Vaidisova
7. Serena Williams
8. Jelena Dokic
9. Venus Williams
10. Martina Hingis

Honorable Mention: Clijsters, Myskina, Safina, Chakvetadze, Yakimova, Razzano, Na Li, Golovin, & Groenefeld.


What's your list? :wavey:

frenchie
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:14 PM
Who are they?

Here's my list:

1. Lindsay Davenport
2. Mary Pierce
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Daniela Hantuchova
5. Ana Ivanovic
6. Nicole Vaidisova
7. Serena Williams
8. Jelena Dokic
9. Venus Williams
10. Martina Hingis

Honorable Mention: JHH, Clijsters, Myskina, Mauresmo, Safina, & Groenefeld.

What's your list? :wavey:

so basically all the top players :rolleyes:

Derek.
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:23 PM
so basically all the top players :rolleyes:

You usually have to be a good ball striker to get to the top. ;)

Jelena Dokic is not really a top player, atm. :o A few of them aren't on that list.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:26 PM
Honorable Mention: JHH, Clijsters, Myskina, Mauresmo, Safina, & Groenefeld.


JHH and Mauresmo? Are you serious? I wouldn't say so.

Derek.
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:28 PM
JHH and Mauresmo? Are you serious? I wouldn't say so.

I wasn't going to put them on there, but I'm sure their fans would be mad if they weren't mentioned. :tape:

Wannabeknowitall
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:32 PM
1) Lindsay Davenport
2) Maria Sharapova
3) Nicole Vaidisova
4) Serena Williams
5) Na Li
6) Ana Ivanovic
7) Anastacia Myskina
8) Venus Williams
9) Mary Pierce
10) Maria Kirilenko

hurricanejeanne
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:34 PM
I'm not so sure about everyone, but Lindsay Davenport is by far the cleanest ball striker on tour now, and may very well be of all time too.

Mary Pierce is very clean as well when she is at her best. Same with Serena. Maria is very consistant on her shots too.

No Name Face
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:36 PM
what makes a good ball striker?

hablo
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:39 PM
I wasn't going to put them on there, but I'm sure their fans would be mad if they weren't mentioned. :tape:
not really, at least for me (Momo) :tape:

Derek.
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:40 PM
not really, at least for me (Momo) :tape:

:haha: :help: :o

hablo
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:40 PM
what makes a good ball striker?
From what I gather : hitting tons of spins and slices doesn't fit this category ;)

Derek.
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:41 PM
From what I gather : hitting tons of spins and slices doesn't fit this category ;)

Right on! :p

Derek.
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:41 PM
what makes a good ball striker?

Someone who has a crisp sound when they hit the ball usually. :hearts:

Derek.
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:45 PM
Dementieva is also a good ball striker.

Peng and Kirilenko are good ball strikers at times as well. :angel:

Viktymise
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:46 PM
Outside the people who have already been mentioned, id add Kveta Peschke whos prob the flatest hitter on the tour

Wannabeknowitall
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:48 PM
what makes a good ball striker?

A good ball striker is a player who has a broad strike zone.
Their groundstrokes are not any weaker even when they have to hit from above the shoulders to just around waist to knee level.
A superior shoulder strength is important as well as a strong back.
Movement isn't as important. Hitting a clean ball on the stretch is a good accessment as well but not as important.
A nice wingspan is helpful there as well.

Wannabeknowitall
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:55 PM
From what I gather : hitting tons of spins and slices doesn't fit this category ;)

You can be a clean hitter of the ball and still do those things.
Justine would be on my list but she has issues with hitting spins above her shoulder on her backhand.
Mauresmo has issues with flat shots below around the knee area.
Nadia has the same issue with her forehand.

LUIS9
Aug 4th, 2006, 07:56 PM
In my opinion they are all veterans.

Lindsay Davenport

Jeniffer Capriati (all her strokes have a classic look to them, especially that backhand) though she's practically retired.

Mary Pierce (when healthy and playing well)

sfselesfan
Aug 4th, 2006, 08:26 PM
1. Lindsay
2. Kuznetsova
3. Capriati (if she's still considered active?)
4. Venus Williams
5. Sharapova
6. Ivanovic (perhaps her only asset outside of serving)
7. Pierce
8. Sprem
9. Vaidosova
10. Na Li

Honorable Mention: Dementieva, Groenefeld, Peer, Mirza, Jackson

SF

SF

lindsayno1
Aug 4th, 2006, 08:29 PM
Lindsay. Cant even compare others to her, Maria would be second though

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 4th, 2006, 08:47 PM
1. Lindsay Davenport- If she is not, I dont know any reason at all how she accomplished all her achievements.
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2. Svetlana Kutznetsova
3. Serena Williams
4. Mary Pierce
5. Maria Sharapova
6. Vera Zvonareva
7. Jelena Dokic ( I dont know if she still hit it)
8.9,10
Kim Clijsters
Jennifer Capriati
Venus? I cant because of her erratic forehand

If we include retired players that I have seen play.

I would put Monica and Chris Evert in top 5.

Ballbasher
Aug 4th, 2006, 08:55 PM
1.Davenport
2.Kuznetsova
3.Pierce
4.Capriati
5.Seles
6.Sharapova
7.Serena Williams
8.Jelena Dokic
9.Kveta Peschke
10.Karolina Sprem
What about Santangelo? I havenn't seen her play

Mightymirza
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:02 PM
well Mirza is one of the cleanest ball strikers!!

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:03 PM
well Mirza is one of the cleanest ball strikers!!

:lol: havent u seen her sprayed the ball everywhere?

magassi
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:21 PM
I'd say Davenport and Capriati...

égalité
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:31 PM
1) Davenport
2) Pierce
3) Masha
4) Vaidisova
5) Serena
6) Venus
7) Kuznetsova
8) Li
9) Peschke
10) Smashnova :tape:

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:31 PM
davenport is obviously #1

and then there's mary pierce and sharapova -- not tooo many errors.

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mike/topgun
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:34 PM
Lindsay by far
then Masha

dagamezbest
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:42 PM
Dinara Safina?? She just bashes the ball, she does not hit cleanly at all...Same for Anna-Lena.

Derek.
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:48 PM
For sure the top three should be Lindsay, Mary, and Maria. :)

Havok
Aug 4th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Davenport, Pierce, Sharapova, Serena, Dokic, Hingis, Kuznetsova, Vaidosova.

Honorable mentions to Golovin, Sugiyama, Hantuchova, a bunch of Asian players, Clijsters etc.

Alec
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:56 PM
My list:

Martina Hingis
Kim Clijsters
Na Li

Beny
Aug 4th, 2006, 10:59 PM
I agree with Na Li...
and Kim

LUXXXAS
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Lindsay
Maria
Nicole
Mary

supergrunt
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:01 AM
This is tough but when playing well compared to the others playing well ...
1. Serena/ Venus
2. Maria/ Lindsay


Maybe it it just my bias but I see what I see...

50Sense
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:42 AM
Without reading anyone elses' list, I say:

1. Davenport
2. Sharapova
3. Serena
4. Clijsters
5. Venus
6. Pierce
7. Hingis
8. Myskina
9. Hantuchova
10. Psh, Idk :lol:

supergrunt
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:55 AM
Your not a Serena fan! How dare you put Maria and Davenport before them! :fiery:

supergrunt
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:55 AM
Oh and Clijsters! Hell no! :(

Andy.
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:59 AM
Lindsay Davenport
Maria Sharapova
Mary Pierce
Elena Dementieva
Daniela Hantuchova
Martina Hingis
Kim Clijsters
Nicole Vaidisova
Ana Ivanovic
Svetlana Kuznetsova

Mightymirza
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:32 AM
:lol: havent u seen her sprayed the ball everywhere?
Well she mostly hits through ball..Mostly hits it in the center of racket!! With that crisp sound when you hit it cleanest! What else does clean hitting means??Its not who can keep most of balls in court! :confused:

Geisha
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:35 AM
01. Lindsay Davenport
02. Mary Pierce
03. Maria Sharapova
04. Serena Williams
05. Daniela Hantuchova
06. Elena Dementieva
07. Jelena Jankovic
08. Ana Ivanovic
09. Nicole Vaidisova
10. Anastasia Myskina

PatrickRyan
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:37 AM
1. Davenport
2. Serena.
3. Venus
4. Justine
5. Maria

LindsayRulz
Aug 5th, 2006, 04:10 AM
Your not a Serena fan! How dare you put Maria and Davenport before them! :fiery:

Cuz both are clinest ball striker than the Williams sisters.

My Top 3

1) Davenport



2)Pierce
3)Sharapova

hingisGOAT
Aug 5th, 2006, 04:11 AM
hitting a "clean" ball is such bs :yawn: all the girls hit it as hard and consistent as the next, just with varying amounts of topsin. this isnt the retard league with mis-hits and shanked ground strokes. when most people say "clean" i think they mean to say "flat"

supergrunt
Aug 5th, 2006, 04:32 AM
good point.. what exactly does clean mean?

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 5th, 2006, 04:35 AM
hitting a "clean" ball is such bs :yawn: all the girls hit it as hard and consistent as the next, just with varying amounts of topsin. this isnt the retard league with mis-hits and shanked ground strokes. when most people say "clean" i think they mean to say "flat"
Clean balls are fun.