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supergrunt
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:16 AM
Agree or disagree with Mary Carillo??? :o

Craig.
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Ugh, just shut up. Enough threads on Ana today. Give it a rest. I'm not trying to be a hater, I'm being realistic. Yes, the girl won a Slam. Yes, she's #1. Yes, she's a great champion. But it's not like she just won the fucking Golden Slam. Even Ana would think you people are overreacting, whether you're a fan or not.

Kworb
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:19 AM
:spit:

Can't really expect better judgement from someone who thinks Seles's stabbing was a publicity stunt.

Hachiko
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:20 AM
Agree wholeheartedly.

iPatty
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:29 AM
No, she doesn't even have the best forehand on the tour.
Dementieva holds that title.

Besides, Serena's serve is the single best shot in our sport.

homogenius
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:32 AM
No, she doesn't even have the best forehand on the tour.
Dementieva holds that title.

Besides, Serena's serve is the single best shot in our sport.

:help:

tennisbear7
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:35 AM
I would say that Serena's serve is the best shot in women's tennis.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Not even the best FH on Tour

RenaSlam.
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:44 AM
No.

Serena's serve.

spiritedenergy
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:44 AM
totally agree. :)

eck
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Safina's backhand :worship:

It's saved her out of so many tight situations (let's not talk about the final ;))

hankqq
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Did Carillo say "best shot" or simply "best forehand"? I would say it's one of the best shots in tennis, but not THE best shot.

Dave.
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:47 AM
Ugh, just shut up. Enough threads on Ana today. Give it a rest. I'm not trying to be a hater, I'm being realistic. Yes, the girl won a Slam. Yes, she's #1. Yes, she's a great champion. But it's not like she just won the fucking Golden Slam. Even Ana would think you people are overreacting, whether you're a fan or not.


You shut up. As you said, Ana just won a slam AND she got to no.1. Rightfully there is alot of talk about her. In fact, the whole week or more after a slam normally has alot of dicsussion on the person who won it- this is just the first day!

No, she doesn't even have the best forehand on the tour.
Dementieva holds that title.

Besides, Serena's serve is the single best shot in our sport.

It's close but Ana's forehand is a more devastating shot than Lena's.

Dan23
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:59 AM
Carillo said that? :o

Slutati
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:01 AM
No. Tatiana's backhand:banana::o

lowdowndirty
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:03 AM
Ana's forehand is a devastating weapon.

Where was Serena's serve this week? LOL.

Craig.
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:13 AM
You shut up. As you said, Ana just won a slam AND she got to no.1. Rightfully there is alot of talk about her. In fact, the whole week or more after a slam normally has alot of dicsussion on the person who won it- this is just the first day!

Nice reply.

Fine, I must be a little new here. I guess people have a hard time believing someone's just won a Slam, or they're just really happy. :lol:

supergrunt
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:15 AM
Did Carillo say "best shot" or simply "best forehand"? I would say it's one of the best shots in tennis, but not THE best shot.

she said best shot

ASP0315
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:22 AM
no.

Serena's serve because it won her 8 slams.
Without serve you aren't winning much.

SOA_MC
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:43 AM
No speaking as a fan when Ana's forehand is on it's very good but when it's not it's error prone:o for something to be describe as "best shot in tennis" it must be consistent Ana's forehand is not that.

supergrunt
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:54 AM
Ana's forehand is a devastating weapon.

Where was Serena's serve this week? LOL.

No one was trying to critize Ana :shrug: at least I was not. And besides, Serena's serve along with her booming groundtrokes,tenacity, all-court ability, and speed have helped her to win eight grand slams :D !

Dave.
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:58 AM
No one was trying to critize Ana :shrug: at least I was not. And besides, Serena's serve along with her booming groundtrokes,tenacity, all-court ability, and speed have helped her to win eight grand slams :D !

i think her serve alone took her to the Aus 07 title :worship:

supergrunt
Jun 8th, 2008, 04:31 AM
i think her serve alone took her to the Aus 07 title :worship:

I think her mental strength had more to do with it but yes her serve was superb that tournament :).

Serenidad.
Jun 8th, 2008, 05:17 AM
I'm so tired of Mary Carillo kissing everyone's ass when they ascend to the top.

Wimbledon 04 - AO 05 she was ALL over Sharapova like Maria was Mother Teresa.

Mid match AO 05 vs Serena. Maria is the better player, Maria is so good, Maria wow she hits harder than Serena.

AO 07, Charleston, Miami, everywhere else Serena murdered Maria : "Serena just has that little extra power." "She does everything better than Maria." "Serena blah blah blah."

Don't invest too much stock in what that bitch says. She'd praise Bin Laden if he came WTA #1 :rolls:

Tennisstar86
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:19 AM
I'm so tired of Mary Carillo kissing everyone's ass when they ascend to the top.

Wimbledon 04 - AO 05 she was ALL over Sharapova like Maria was Mother Teresa.

Mid match AO 05 vs Serena. Maria is the better player, Maria is so good, Maria wow she hits harder than Serena.

AO 07, Charleston, Miami, everywhere else Serena murdered Maria : "Serena just has that little extra power." "She does everything better than Maria." "Serena blah blah blah."

Don't invest too much stock in what that bitch says. She'd praise Bin Laden if he came WTA #1 :rolls:

yeah, someone just needs to stab her ass

"This isnt evena serious injury, but Im sure Monica will milk it." Shes such a bitch
Anyways no, its not the best. Serena's Backhand, Serena's 1rst serve, Venus 1rst serve, Serenas second serve. jankovics backhand.. Kuznetsovas forehand...

All great shots... i give Serena's serve the tops cause as others have said shes won majors alone on just that. everything else is about even though... Carillo just likes to overtalk everyone until they do something she doesnt approve of and then they hit her black list for life (venus/ Serena/ Monica)

Why has this bitch not said anything bad about Justine's retirment and losing interest in tennis when for years she drug the sisters names into the mud saying they'd lost interest and didnt care about tennis...:help:

Sexysova
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:23 AM
I'm not biased but Serena's serve and Nicole's FH are still better :)

OsloErik
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:26 AM
It's definitely up there. I'd rank it as the best forehand on tour by quite a bit, and she outmatched Jankovic's backhand with it, Sharapova's backhand is a little funky right now...the only shot that's can compare would be Serena's serve, but she didn't just win a slam with it...so I'd say it's the Ivanovic forehand at the moment. And it's been one of the two or three best shots all year.

OsloErik
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:26 AM
I'm not biased but Serena's serve and Nicole's FH are still better :)

:spit: She's hit what, twenty of them in 2008? No way a player in that big a slump qualifies as a great shot.

Adal
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:30 AM
Maria's volleys are DA BEST SHOTS IN WTA!!!!11!1

It has to be Serena's serve actually ;)

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:32 AM
Best shot is Serena's serve.

harloo
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:34 AM
I'm so tired of Mary Carillo kissing everyone's ass when they ascend to the top.

Wimbledon 04 - AO 05 she was ALL over Sharapova like Maria was Mother Teresa.

Mid match AO 05 vs Serena. Maria is the better player, Maria is so good, Maria wow she hits harder than Serena.

AO 07, Charleston, Miami, everywhere else Serena murdered Maria : "Serena just has that little extra power." "She does everything better than Maria." "Serena blah blah blah."

Don't invest too much stock in what that bitch says. She'd praise Bin Laden if he came WTA #1 :rolls:

Mary Carillo wasn't praising Serena during these matches you mentioned. You're confusing her with another commentator but I agree about everybody else.

Sexysova
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:35 AM
:spit: She's hit what, twenty of them in 2008? No way a player in that big a slump qualifies as a great shot.

that's not only about this year and Nicole will get out of this slump soon.. I hope..

Jakeev
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:36 AM
Will say one thing that at least this French Open, that forehand was THE most devastating shot I think I saw from any player on a consistent basis.

Ana really dominated with that shot in every match she won. Nobody was more consistent on that level.

Polikarpov
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:55 AM
There's a certain feel or look to her forehand that makes me go WOW sometimes. I dare say that if only Ana had Steffi's footwork, she could possibly have the best forehand of all time.

It's not the best shot, but it's definitely recognizable. When I see Ana, her forehand comes to mind instantly. Just like Serena's serve, Justine's backhand, Venus' drive volleys etc.

SoClose
Jun 8th, 2008, 07:11 AM
Davenpor-s forhand is the best.

Dodoboy.
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:40 AM
Ana's forehand is a devastating weapon.

Where was Serena's serve this week? LOL.

Serena in 3 matches served 21 aces, douchebag!

2nd in the aces race for women, with only 3 matches.

I think that says enough :lol:

Anywayz, Ana's forehand is a great shot. But Serena's serve is definitely the best shot in womens tennis at the moment.

Dexter
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Serena's serve is the best weapon on WTA. It's more than reliable and very rarely breaks down.I'm not biased but Serena's serve and Nicole's FH are still better :)Surely you wanted to say: I am biased. :lol::tape:

Nikkiri
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:51 AM
Ugh, just shut up. Enough threads on Ana today. Give it a rest. I'm not trying to be a hater, I'm being realistic. Yes, the girl won a Slam. Yes, she's #1. Yes, she's a great champion. But it's not like she just won the fucking Golden Slam. Even Ana would think you people are overreacting, whether you're a fan or not.

If they were all hate threads you'd be loving it. Ignore them. :)

The Dawntreader
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:57 AM
Serena's serve is still the most potent weapon in tennis. Has the best variety of pace and spin than any other shot out there right now. Best shot under pressure too.

And yes i know, not at this RG:lol:

Dodoboy.
Jun 8th, 2008, 09:09 AM
Serena was serving well this RG so :shrug:

It was her forehand that let her down.

The Dawntreader
Jun 8th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Serena was serving well this RG so :shrug:

It was her forehand that let her down.

I know, it was the only thing that was, consistently at least:lol:

babuska6
Jun 8th, 2008, 09:12 AM
I agree.I don´t know about other tennis shot of WTA which is better than ana´s amazing forhend

Viktymise
Jun 8th, 2008, 09:18 AM
Have a look at her Rome and Berlin losses. There's your answer.

Players who hit hard, flat and deep and move well, nullify it to a fair degree.

Slutiana
Jun 8th, 2008, 09:19 AM
100% No. The reason she won this title was because her backhand was much better than before, usually her backhand would break down after like 2 shots but it was much better this tournament. I dont think it will last, though.

Convoluted
Jun 8th, 2008, 09:45 AM
I agree actually...

When it's on it's one of those few shots that makes me go wow :eek: She hit one cc return of serve against safina that was just sick. She also barely made any errors with it, while every shot hurt. If she can keep that level up she should be winning a lot more slams.

But what really won her the tournament was her defence. I thought at some points in the sf she defended better than jankovic (which I find quite an achievement).

Too much praise for Ana in my post :p. I find her antics annoying but her tennis beautiful.... what to do, what to do :(

Renalicious
Jun 8th, 2008, 10:17 AM
Ana's forehand is a devastating weapon.

Where was Serena's serve this week? LOL.

Well Serena still fired more aces in three matches then Ana in 7. :worship:

1. S.Kuznetsova - 25 6. P.Kvitova - 15
2. S.Williams - 21 7. K.Kanepi - 14
3. A.Ivanovic - 20 7. J.Zheng - 14
3. D.Safina - 20 9. V.Azarenka - 12
5. P.Schnyder - 18 9. N.Petrova - 12

Mina Vagante
Jun 8th, 2008, 10:33 AM
Oh, come on... EVERY-ONE knows it's Serena's serve

Destiny
Jun 8th, 2008, 10:36 AM
It's not the best but it's at the top with one of the best. Goes crazy at times but it's very good

kwilliams
Jun 8th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Well Serena still fired more aces in three matches then Ana in 7. :worship:

1. S.Kuznetsova - 25 6. P.Kvitova - 15
2. S.Williams - 21 7. K.Kanepi - 14
3. A.Ivanovic - 20 7. J.Zheng - 14
3. D.Safina - 20 9. V.Azarenka - 12
5. P.Schnyder - 18 9. N.Petrova - 12


;)

I agree, it's Serena's serve.

InsideOut.
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:40 AM
Well Serena still fired more aces in three matches then Ana in 7. :worship:

1. S.Kuznetsova - 25 6. P.Kvitova - 15
2. S.Williams - 21 7. K.Kanepi - 14
3. A.Ivanovic - 20 7. J.Zheng - 14
3. D.Safina - 20 9. V.Azarenka - 12
5. P.Schnyder - 18 9. N.Petrova - 12

Yes, Serena's serve is great. But aces don't mean everything. The quality of the first serve means more. First serve winning percentage.

1 V.Azarenka 81 of 106 = 76 %

2 S.Lisicki 45 of 59 = 76 %

3 A.Ivanovic 239 of 328 = 73 %

4 S.Kuznetsova 127 of 175 = 73 %

5 F.Schiavone 60 of 83 = 72 %

6 O.Sanchez 74 of 103 = 72 %

7 S.Cirstea 20 of 28 = 71 %

8 A.Rezai 32 of 45 = 71 %

9 J.Vakulenko 27 of 38 = 71 %

10 F.Pennetta 92 of 130 = 71 %

11 G.Voskoboeva 50 of 71 = 70 %

12 E.Bychkova 21 of 30 = 70 %

13 L.Safarova 39 of 56 = 70 %

14 N.Petrova 73 of 105 = 70 %

15 T.Bacsinszky 70 of 101 = 69 %

16 T.Paszek 38 of 55 = 69 %

17 P.Schnyder 156 of 227 = 69 %

18 A.Pavlyuchenkova 56 of 82 = 68 %

19 V.Zvonareva 91 of 134 = 68 %

20 K.Kanepi 154 of 228 = 68 %
...
...
...
?? S. Williams 77 of 117 = 66% :)

No offence to Serena fans because I know it's a great shot but you just can't use aces to represent everything.

Convoluted
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:48 AM
Inside-out has a point.

Aces are the flashiest, but point% won still means the most...

On the other hand win% also depends on baseline play etc... and Serena was off there.

Dodoboy.
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Yes, Serena's serve is great. But aces don't mean everything. The quality of the first serve means more. First serve winning percentage.

1 V.Azarenka 81 of 106 = 76 %

2 S.Lisicki 45 of 59 = 76 %

3 A.Ivanovic 239 of 328 = 73 %

4 S.Kuznetsova 127 of 175 = 73 %

5 F.Schiavone 60 of 83 = 72 %

6 O.Sanchez 74 of 103 = 72 %

7 S.Cirstea 20 of 28 = 71 %

8 A.Rezai 32 of 45 = 71 %

9 J.Vakulenko 27 of 38 = 71 %

10 F.Pennetta 92 of 130 = 71 %

11 G.Voskoboeva 50 of 71 = 70 %

12 E.Bychkova 21 of 30 = 70 %

13 L.Safarova 39 of 56 = 70 %

14 N.Petrova 73 of 105 = 70 %

15 T.Bacsinszky 70 of 101 = 69 %

16 T.Paszek 38 of 55 = 69 %

17 P.Schnyder 156 of 227 = 69 %

18 A.Pavlyuchenkova 56 of 82 = 68 %

19 V.Zvonareva 91 of 134 = 68 %

20 K.Kanepi 154 of 228 = 68 %
...
...
...
?? S. Williams 77 of 117 = 66% :)

No offence to Serena fans because I know it's a great shot but you just can't use aces to represent everything.


Nice stat, i don't really know how to justify that to be honest :lol:

Quite disappointing stuff from Serena :sad:

The quality of Serena's serve is better IMO than all those girls.

Dodoboy.
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Inside-out has a point.

Aces are the flashiest, but point% won still means the most...

On the other hand win% also depends on baseline play etc... and Serena was off there.

Yeah, i think that was the reason in that instance.

Renalicious
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:18 PM
Yes, Serena's serve is great. But aces don't mean everything. The quality of the first serve means more. First serve winning percentage.

1 V.Azarenka 81 of 106 = 76 %

2 S.Lisicki 45 of 59 = 76 %

3 A.Ivanovic 239 of 328 = 73 %

4 S.Kuznetsova 127 of 175 = 73 %

5 F.Schiavone 60 of 83 = 72 %

6 O.Sanchez 74 of 103 = 72 %

7 S.Cirstea 20 of 28 = 71 %

8 A.Rezai 32 of 45 = 71 %

9 J.Vakulenko 27 of 38 = 71 %

10 F.Pennetta 92 of 130 = 71 %

11 G.Voskoboeva 50 of 71 = 70 %

12 E.Bychkova 21 of 30 = 70 %

13 L.Safarova 39 of 56 = 70 %

14 N.Petrova 73 of 105 = 70 %

15 T.Bacsinszky 70 of 101 = 69 %

16 T.Paszek 38 of 55 = 69 %

17 P.Schnyder 156 of 227 = 69 %

18 A.Pavlyuchenkova 56 of 82 = 68 %

19 V.Zvonareva 91 of 134 = 68 %

20 K.Kanepi 154 of 228 = 68 %
...
...
...
?? S. Williams 77 of 117 = 66% :)

No offence to Serena fans because I know it's a great shot but you just can't use aces to represent everything.

...I don't know if you're seriously comparing Ana's serve to Serena's and saying Ana's is better because that would be really foolish. Ana's forehand is great but Serena's serve is far superior's to Ana's serve AND Ana's forehand.

Ryan
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:22 PM
I think this two weeks in Paris it clearly was the BEST SHOT. :shrug: Overall, I'd say Serena's serve is the most effective shot in the game, but Ana's sledge hammer forehand isn't far off.

InsideOut.
Jun 8th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Well I think it's irrational to say it's the BEST SHOT because there were still inconsistencies both in the SF and finals so you can't call it the best shot. OK maybe the best shot this fortnight, but not ever. Similarly, Justine's forehand and backhand were the best shots at USO last year but in say Dubai this year they were ridiculously bad.

DA FOREHAND
Jun 8th, 2008, 05:47 PM
that's not only about this year and Nicole will get out of this slump soon.. I hope..

as soon as Radek gets out of her?:wavey::tape::help:

Conor
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:13 PM
I think Serena's backhand and serve are the best shots. Even Jelena's backhand is better I'd say.

young_gunner913
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:18 PM
I wonder if I can buy some drugs off Mary Carillo... :scratch:

AcesHigh
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:23 PM
It's Serena's serve, but Ana has the best forehand on tour at the moment, IMO.

homogenius
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Well Serena still fired more aces in three matches then Ana in 7. :worship:

1. S.Kuznetsova - 25 6. P.Kvitova - 15
2. S.Williams - 21 7. K.Kanepi - 14
3. A.Ivanovic - 20 7. J.Zheng - 14
3. D.Safina - 20 9. V.Azarenka - 12
5. P.Schnyder - 18 9. N.Petrova - 12

mmm and someone should find the forehand's winners per match stats...just to make an honest comparison.

empressionist
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:33 PM
i agree with that

slamchamp
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:49 PM
fuck no..serena's sereve, maria's backhand, etc, etc

SoClose
Jun 8th, 2008, 07:09 PM
fuck no..serena's sereve, maria's backhand, etc, etc

totally agree

wild.river
Jun 8th, 2008, 07:15 PM
i love ana, but i don't think so.

Cakeisgood
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Best forehand. Yes.
Best Shot? No.
That would go to Serena's serve/Serena or Sharapova backhand.

OsloErik
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:37 PM
100% No. The reason she won this title was because her backhand was much better than before, usually her backhand would break down after like 2 shots but it was much better this tournament. I dont think it will last, though.

"usually" meaning in two or three tournaments, tops, since Berlin '07? Because her backhand has been a consistent, rarely spectacular, rarely breaking down shot since mid way through last year.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:40 PM
Serena's serve is the best shot in women's tennis.

Ana's forehand is disgustingly accurate though. (From someone who isn't a fan).

LudwigDvorak
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:45 PM
Between Ivanovic, Dementieva, and Kuznetsova, I'm not sure who has the best forehand. You could even include Schnyder if you want.

Ivanovic's FH is the biggest shot in the game, but I think the others use their forehands in more effective ways, particularly Schnyder and Kuznetsova. Dementieva won't swat away an opponent off the court like Ivanovic will in one stroke but she just uses it better. :shrug: I know I sound like a biased fan, but I just don't know how else to phrase it. For once I can't explain something Elena does in her game.

Anyway--if it isn't the best shot, it's in the top five. At least. Give her some credit here.

mauresmofan
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:47 PM
No disrespect to Ana but it is the same old deal any time anyone wins a slam a noteable commentator says something like this. For me the biggest weapon in the womens game at the moment is Serena's serve as for all time it has to be Graf's Forehand. Ana's is a wonderful shot but it can go off but when it is on watch out!

supergrunt
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:17 AM
I like Serena's forehand as well :D .

slamchamp
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:21 AM
I like Serena's forehand as well :D .
Serena's?

Apoleb
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:24 AM
Between Ivanovic, Dementieva, and Kuznetsova, I'm not sure who has the best forehand.

I hope you're kidding, especially with Kuznetsova.

It's between Serena's serve and Ana's forehand and it's very close. Just because of her RG performance, I go with Ana. If she keeps it up, then this shot has the potential to be the most dominating shot on tour.

Maria's BH is excellent, of course, but it's no where near as domianting as Ana's forehand. This is super caliber stuff we're talking about.

Apoleb
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:26 AM
Even Jelena's backhand is better I'd say.

:speakles: :haha:

sasha&tennis
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:30 AM
The backhand of Venus Williams is the best shot in my book & when her forehand is on there is no other forehand in the sport as devastating on the women's side. That is how she has won 4 Wimbledon Championships so far.

matty
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:33 AM
I think Anna C. also has a nice forehand.

matty
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:33 AM
It's gorgeous!! Last few games of the final, it was amazing!

Anna C. has a nice forehand-not as lethal, but pretty great!

Apoleb
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:35 AM
I agree actually...

When it's on it's one of those few shots that makes me go wow :eek: She hit one cc return of serve against safina that was just sick. She also barely made any errors with it, while every shot hurt. If she can keep that level up she should be winning a lot more slams.

But what really won her the tournament was her defence. I thought at some points in the sf she defended better than jankovic (which I find quite an achievement).

Too much praise for Ana in my post :p. I find her antics annoying but her tennis beautiful.... what to do, what to do :(

Just jump on the bandwagon like I did. :p
At least she has some tennis feel when it comes to slicing and coming to the net in addition of having a devastating ground stroke. Can't say that about most of the ball bashing generation.

101Tennisfan4eva
Jun 9th, 2008, 02:06 AM
Mary Carillo just says stuff to say things...she has to talk, it's her JOB. The wouldn't pay her if she didn't talk. ignore it:rolleyes:, because she always kisses everyones butt, if they are on top.

OsloErik
Jun 9th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Between Ivanovic, Dementieva, and Kuznetsova, I'm not sure who has the best forehand. You could even include Schnyder if you want.

Ivanovic's FH is the biggest shot in the game, but I think the others use their forehands in more effective ways, particularly Schnyder and Kuznetsova. Dementieva won't swat away an opponent off the court like Ivanovic will in one stroke but she just uses it better. :shrug: I know I sound like a biased fan, but I just don't know how else to phrase it. For once I can't explain something Elena does in her game.

Anyway--if it isn't the best shot, it's in the top five. At least. Give her some credit here.

I think this is very accurate. Of the four, Dementieva hits the more consistently flat shot, Ivanovic can hit with topspin but flattens it out for a drive better than Schnyder or Kuznetsova, while Kuznetsova does the same less frequently and Schnyder much more rarely.

Of the four, Ivanovic gets more pace, but if you can handle her pace you can respond to it in kind. That's why players with bigger, flatter shots can keep up with her on hardcourts (Sharapova, Dementieva, etc.). Kuznetsova it's harder to hit winners off of, but she's got to do a bit more to win the point. Schnyder as well.

NeeemZ
Jun 9th, 2008, 08:20 AM
Currently, I'd say Ivanovic has the best forehand on tour in women's tennis. I dunno about it being the best shot in women's tennis.

serena williams
Jun 9th, 2008, 08:58 AM
For me without question... Lindsay's Forehand is better than Ana...

SAEKeithSerena
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:59 PM
no. serena's serve.

vesanto
Jun 9th, 2008, 02:47 PM
It probably is. At least right now.

PLP
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Well, for the past 2 weeks it has been the best shot.
It has definitely become one of the best shots overall in the game.