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View Poll Results: Which player in the Open Era has the Highest Tennis IQ?

M. Navratilova 22 8.53%
A. Radwanska 38 14.73%
J. Henin 31 12.02%
C. Evert 9 3.49%
M. Hingis 84 32.56%
A. Mauresmo 5 1.94%
S. Williams 41 15.89%
S. Graf 5 1.94%
Other (please specify) 15 5.81%
Even w.the criteria listed, too hard to compare 8 3.10%
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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 12:31 AM   #106
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Re: Which players have the highest 'TENNIS' IQ?

"Who measures their IQ!!!!1!1!!111 LOL"
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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 12:40 AM   #107
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Re: Which players have the highest 'TENNIS' IQ?

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Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic or Anna Kournikova...
There's a video on YouTube of the complete Anna vs. Steffi Graf match at Eastbourne (1998). You'll see AK completely dismantling her game with smarter more aggressive play, more mobility(believe it or not!) and crisper high-angle shots. She even causes Ms. Graf to lose her steely composure. I believe Anna suffered a compression injury in her thumb and had to withdraw. She never recovered from that injury, which can hinder ball control, something she would be later criticized for. Kinda sad to see what could have been.
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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 06:11 AM   #108
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Aga over Evert if criminal...
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Old Feb 18th, 2013, 05:43 PM   #109
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Re: Which players have the highest 'TENNIS' IQ?

Azarenka I think. She is a very clever player always making adjustments to her game and hitting a variety os shots that make her game very unpredictable
also Bartoli is very similar
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Re: Which players have the highest 'TENNIS' IQ?

I voted for Serena for the highest IQ because she doesn't get the credit she deserves on this. Serena is so much more than just power. But if I have to choose objectively I would have to say Hingis
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Azarenka I think. She is a very clever player always making adjustments to her game and hitting a variety os shots that make her game very unpredictable
also Bartoli is very similar
her win vs Hantuchova highlighs once again that she can turn around mayches by adjusting her game and spotting the opponents weaknesses
I would add Radwanska too. Without tennis IQ she would be nowhere with her limited weaponry.
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Old Mar 10th, 2013, 01:31 PM   #112
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Re: Which players have the highest 'TENNIS' IQ?

Lucie Hradecka.
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Old Mar 10th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #113
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Why are nearly all of my favourites ball bashers?


Seriously, I would say Kirsten Flipkens as being one of the cleverest ball-strikers.
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Re: Which players have the highest 'TENNIS' IQ?

Bartoli supposedly have an IQ of 180.

But I think that Aga and Vika are very clever. For Aga - this is what her games is revolved around, tactics. She doesn't have the power so she has to manipulate the ball. For Vika - it's for her ability to have plan B when plan A isn't working.
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Re: Which players have the highest 'TENNIS' IQ?

Jarmila Gajdosova, Petra Kvitova, Lucie Hradecka, Aravane Rezai, Julia Goerges and Lucie Safarova
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Re: Which players have the highest 'TENNIS' IQ?

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Patty Schnyder. She had sometimes nearly no motivation on court, was rather walking than running to the ball, but had a really big sense of anticipation and when she was in her match, she could have beaten anybody or at least be next to the win
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Old Mar 15th, 2013, 03:56 AM   #117
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I think Kirilenko's underrated in this department.
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'tennis IQ' depends also on which coach a player has
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Old Mar 15th, 2013, 07:22 AM   #119
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The Woz is a master tactician. One of her tactics is to reflect the glare of the sun off her big ass forehead into her opponents eyes, blinding them. That Caro is a devious one
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Old Mar 15th, 2013, 09:24 AM   #120
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There's a video on YouTube of the complete Anna vs. Steffi Graf match at Eastbourne (1998). You'll see AK completely dismantling her game with smarter more aggressive play, more mobility(believe it or not!) and crisper high-angle shots. She even causes Ms. Graf to lose her steely composure. I believe Anna suffered a compression injury in her thumb and had to withdraw. She never recovered from that injury, which can hinder ball control, something she would be later criticized for. Kinda sad to see what could have been.
Thank you so much for calling my attention to this match. I always hated Graf -- partly because I'm a Navratilova fan, partly because I think her slam count is inflated by the Seles stabbing, and partly because I found her game boring and her personality obnoxious. She also won way too much. Her completely discourteous snubbing of Kournikova at the end of that match was exactly the sort of thing that always rubbed me the wrong way. It was really nice to see Anna K win. Her tennis abilities never received the respect they should have, being overshadowed by the glamor and sex symbol aspects.
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