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Hardiansf
Dec 27th, 2011, 02:07 AM
Dear TFers,

Who, in your opinion, is the best clay court player from this list?
4 of them are Roland Garros champion. But other than their RG crown, some of their achievements at clay are questionable.
4 of them are RG finalists. Some of their records at clay (other than RG) are really really impressive.
2 of them are RG semifinalists. They have some great records at clay.
So, who is the best?

J4m3ka
Dec 27th, 2011, 02:14 AM
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VeeJJ
Dec 27th, 2011, 02:18 AM
Between Kuznetsova, Venus, and Jankovic

Hardiansf
Dec 27th, 2011, 02:20 AM
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:lol::kiss:

Mikey.
Dec 27th, 2011, 02:38 AM
Ivanovic on a good day would probably beat everyone else on that list. But I'll give an honourable mention to Kuznetsova.

Lord Choc Ice
Dec 27th, 2011, 03:06 AM
I voted Svetlana because Ana's last clay final was RG '08, all her sporadic success since then has been on hard.

Potato
Dec 27th, 2011, 03:09 AM
Svetlana easily.

aloeball
Dec 27th, 2011, 03:12 AM
Svetlana obviously but Safina is pretty good too, except her brain.

Inger67
Dec 27th, 2011, 03:14 AM
I really think Schiavone moves and plays beautifully on the surface but that's just me :shrug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 27th, 2011, 03:17 AM
Sveta.

Holdsworth
Dec 27th, 2011, 03:17 AM
Kuznetsova is too overrated claycounter :o

dynamoRockstarr
Dec 27th, 2011, 03:45 AM
I really think Schiavone moves and plays beautifully on the surface but that's just me :shrug:

I second that.


my second would be Sveta.

Hardiansf
Dec 27th, 2011, 03:45 AM
Kuznetsova is too overrated claycounter :o
Really?
It's hard against her. She had A title and a final at RG.
And she had match points against Myskina and Justine in their route to their title.
Also, Justine said to her, that it was her time (to win RG) after Ju was leave.

JCTennisFan
Dec 27th, 2011, 03:48 AM
Schiavone. The only player whom has/had a better clay game was Henin (atleast in this generation, Evert is obviously the best clay courter ever, probably man or woman)

Yoncé
Dec 27th, 2011, 04:26 AM
Sveta.

I think Fran is a more natural claycourter and plays beautifully on clay but Svetlana has achieved more on the dirt.

JJ, Venus and Ana are close 3rd, 4ths and 5ths.

Potato
Dec 27th, 2011, 04:31 AM
Sveta.

I think Fran is a more natural claycourter and plays beautifully on clay but Svetlana has achieved more on the dirt.

JJ, Venus and Ana are close 3rd, 4ths and 5ths.

I'm so annoyed that Venus is incapable of playing well at RG, she could've done so much more at that tournament. :o

tennisforadults
Dec 27th, 2011, 08:41 AM
In current form, Sam. Na is her pigeon. She trashed JJ last time they met on clay. Franny's lone win over her in the 2010 final is an anomaly (Sam beat her easily on clay in both 2009 and 2011).

If not Sam, then Sveta.

Sombrerero loco
Dec 27th, 2011, 09:08 AM
sveta and jankovic
then safina
stosur
then li and schiavone
petrova

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 27th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Sk.

Mistress of Evil
Dec 27th, 2011, 10:56 AM
Such an animal does not exist, ever since Herpes quit. :shrug:

JustPetko
Dec 27th, 2011, 11:00 AM
No Wozniacki in poll? :eek:

Pump-it-UP
Dec 27th, 2011, 11:02 AM
Kuznetsova

Israel
Dec 27th, 2011, 11:18 AM
No Wozniacki in poll? :eek:
Yeah it really did surprised me. Wozniacki is amazing on clay! :tape:
Anyways Sveta is the most varied of the players above and her game suits the clay most, so at her peak she was the best.

Setsuna.
Dec 27th, 2011, 01:20 PM
Sveta potentially is better than all these players on clay. The right answer is Sveta. She should have won more than 1 RG title by now.

Michael*
Dec 27th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Kuz.

But Venus is so underrated on clay :facepalm:

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 27th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Kuz.

But Venus is so underrated on clay :facepalm:

She's "underrated" because she's always managed to underperform at RG.

She's only been past the quarters once.

danieln1
Dec 27th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Peak Ivanovic would trash anyone in that list handily, she used to move gracefully on the clay and play really well there.

Morning
Dec 27th, 2011, 07:04 PM
Such a meh surface...:zzz:

Probably Jankovic. At least she looks natural on clay.

Jane Lane
Dec 27th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Sveta potentially is better than all these players on clay. The right answer is Sveta. She should have won more than 1 RG title by now.

This. I see her only behind Justine as far as the best claycourters today, when her brain is working. Without Henin in the picture, I'd say she would've had 2 more.

evana
Dec 27th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Ana easily. She owns Kuznetsova, Jankovic and Schiavone on clay, in fact on other surfaces too LOL

thrust
Dec 27th, 2011, 10:37 PM
I second that.


my second would be Sveta.

I AGREE