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Dec 7th, 2012 09:00 AM
Steffibestever
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

Chakvatedze in her best year ever (2007) was probably the 8th best player in the World behind Henin, Serena, Sharapova, Venus, Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, and Jankovic, regardless of her ranking of #6 above Serena and Venus she was obviously not better than at the time in reality.

Hantuchova in her best year ever (2002) was somewhere from the 8th best player in the World behind Serena, Venus, Davenport, Sharapova, Mauresmo, Capriati, Clijsters. Some might disagree but I think by years end she had surpassed both Hingis and Seles in present ability, and was also ahead of Dokic and Rubin, even though Rubin had probably her career year that year. I believe her year end rank like Chakvetadze was higher than that, but WTA rankings are often meaningless anyway.

Kerber right now I would say is the 9th best player in World behind Serena, Sharapova, Azarenka, Radwanska, Stosur, Errani, Na, and Kvitova. Again not as good as her actual rank suggests.

So at their best all held roughly the same position in the game. Hantuchova held this position at a much tougher time for the womens game though. The 2002 field > the 2007 field > the 2012 field, and with all holding basically the same position in the game by extension peak Hantuchova > peak Chakvatedze > peak Kerber.
Dec 3rd, 2012 08:27 AM
LebaneseLagoon
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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Originally Posted by Smitten View Post
Hantuchova is such a joke. When was her time to win slams? 2002, yeah she ain't beating the Williams or Kim. 2003, yeah no again.
2004, yeah no. 2005, yeah no. 2006, yeah no. 2007, yeah no. 2008, nope. 2009 nope.

Clean strokes, mid-level power, excellent placement/precision, but she can be weathered.

Horrible movement, can't defend against the multitude of players that hit harder than her (almost all of them have excellent H2Hs with her, Serena, Venus, Kvitova, Davenport, Sharapova, etc.)

Serve is just mediocre. Doesn't DF a lot but doesn't hit aces either. Decent placement, but nothing to be worried about. Second serve predictable and attackable.

Overrated. Even her peak tennis isn't that impressive.
And? People voting for Hantuchova aren't talking about how "great" she is, just that she's better than Chakvetadze and Kerber.
Dec 3rd, 2012 08:14 AM
Julian.
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

Chakvetadze at her peak year Her angles and change of directions are superb

Dec 2nd, 2012 04:57 AM
tenisamulo
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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Originally Posted by MakarovaFan View Post
Again other thread were favoritism/results get confused with actual PEAK play.

Anna C's peak level was a mix of Hingis/Radwanska but with bigger ground strokes. It's a real shame the trauma and then injuries hit so soon after her peak, because results/achievments wise she far trails both girls and therefore the more dense TF users will vote against her. Anna was never gonna be a world no.1 or GS winner, but considering the point of THIS thread she was by far the best.
Yeah, alright, but it seems strange to even include Kerber in the list as we have no idea what her peak is, or if it's been achieved. She will likely remain in the top 10 longer than the other two. But who knows at this point. For the most part this has been a thread of "what ifs" vs. "maybe".
Dec 2nd, 2012 02:39 AM
Northstar
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

sammy01
Dec 2nd, 2012 12:08 AM
Smitten
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

Hantuchova is such a joke. When was her time to win slams? 2002, yeah she ain't beating the Williams or Kim. 2003, yeah no again.
2004, yeah no. 2005, yeah no. 2006, yeah no. 2007, yeah no. 2008, nope. 2009 nope.

Clean strokes, mid-level power, excellent placement/precision, but she can be weathered.

Horrible movement, can't defend against the multitude of players that hit harder than her (almost all of them have excellent H2Hs with her, Serena, Venus, Kvitova, Davenport, Sharapova, etc.)

Serve is just mediocre. Doesn't DF a lot but doesn't hit aces either. Decent placement, but nothing to be worried about. Second serve predictable and attackable.

Overrated. Even her peak tennis isn't that impressive.
Dec 1st, 2012 10:42 PM
sammy01
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

I miss anna, you can all go back to pretending hantuchova would have won slams now 'if she weren't a mental midget'!!!!11!!!111!!!!1!!one!!!1
Dec 1st, 2012 10:31 PM
Madoka
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

hantuchova by far, kerber the worse, by far.
Nov 30th, 2012 10:42 PM
MakarovaFan
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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Originally Posted by JCTennisFan View Post


Kerber is probably the best mover out of her crop.... she is certaintly one of the best movers currently on tour.

She also hits a mean ball.... her back of the court game is arguably the strongest of the three.

Kerber's weakness is her abysmal second serve.

As long as she learns to beef that shot up... she should be around in the top 10 for quite some time (barring injury or something similar).

That she has done as much as she has with such an attackable serve proves how good the rest of her game must be.
It's only strong when she is playing power players....Kerber struggles mightly against 'competent' players that lack pace(Errani,Aga) and can be easily destroyed by power players that don't get lulled by her off brand game. Mind you, Kerber def has skills and rightfully deserves her top 5 rank BUT peak versus peak versus peak i feel her game isn't the strongest of the 3.

Chakvetadze would dismantle Hantuchova through her poor movement and Anna's great precision and countering skills; Chakvetadze would out steady Kerber being that Kerber struggles with other off brand players who lack big power. And Kerber would beat Daniela by feeding off her low flat drives and moving her around the court and tracking down all her balls which would lead to Daniela pressing.
Anna-Kerber-Daniela
Nov 30th, 2012 10:15 PM
MakarovaFan
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

Again other thread were favoritism/results get confused with actual PEAK play.

Anna C's peak level was a mix of Hingis/Radwanska but with bigger ground strokes. It's a real shame the trauma and then injuries hit so soon after her peak, because results/achievments wise she far trails both girls and therefore the more dense TF users will vote against her. Anna was never gonna be a world no.1 or GS winner, but considering the point of THIS thread she was by far the best.
Nov 30th, 2012 09:59 PM
Mr.Sharapova
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

Kerber for me.
Nov 30th, 2012 09:04 PM
Joe.
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

There is no doubt that Chakvetadze is the most talented.

But Kerber has had the best results and I see her ending her career with the most impressive results/achievements.
Nov 29th, 2012 11:25 PM
The Dawntreader
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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Originally Posted by Viktymise View Post
Even though I think Kerber's level this year is better than almost anything that the other two have ever produced, I would still say that Chakvetadze is the most talented tennis player of all three though; You can't teach the kind of instincts for the game that she had.
This.

Despite all the 'RADWANSKA IS LIKE HINGIS!!!111', Chaky in her prime was the only player of recent years who resembled Hingis's level of footwork, early-racquet-prepration, sense of placement and court-sense etc.

Hantuchova is so overrated on this forum. Proof that TF will forgive a multitude of sins when someone hits a pretty, clean ball.
Nov 29th, 2012 11:08 PM
Viktymise
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

Even though I think Kerber's level this year is better than almost anything that the other two have ever produced, I would still say that Chakvetadze is the most talented tennis player of all three though; You can't teach the kind of instincts for the game that she had.
Nov 29th, 2012 09:08 PM
Joana
Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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Originally Posted by Sammo View Post
And Hantuchova has made many more Slam QFs than Kerber
One Slam QF more, exactly. Despite being 5 years older, too.

Kerber: two SFs, one QF
Hantuchova: one SF, three QF
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