I think her instructional book sums up her style and attittude-Power Tennis
(1954) made it clear why she was named for a battleship!
Excerpts from the book.
And some other quotes:
"On clay, Chris [Evert] and Maureen Connolly are close. Maureen hardly ever lost a match, winning Wimbledon at 16, 17, and 18... She and Chris are very similar-- great, great baseliners. If anything, Maureen might have been a little swifter and quicker around the court than Chris. Maureen would have beaten Martina [Navratilova] on clay. Its questionable whether Maureen would have beaten her on a hardcourt. On grass I like Martina."
Bobby Riggs, quoted in Tennis Confidential by Paul Fein
"Whenever a great player comes along you have to ask, 'Could she have beaten Maureen?' In every case the answer is, I think not."
London Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent Lance Tingay