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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Who is the best defender?

No poll, since there are many players whose defenses are great.
I would say that A. Radwanska defends a bit better than Errani, and Errani a bit better than Wozniacki. But, again, there some really good defenders more.
It would be nice if you could make a 'little rank' at least for the first places!
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:13 PM   #2
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Re: Who is the best defender?

Azarenka
Halep
Kerber
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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Re: Who is the best defender?

Kerber and Serena, they can actually turn points around.
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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Re: Who is the best defender?

The best defenders are only Poles ))
Kerber, Aga, Woz.
But Aga has a versatile defence
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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Re: Who is the best defender?

Aga defends well, gets many ball backs, but rarely manages to get back into points into an advantageous position, usually relies on opponents tiring down and making mistakes.
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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Re: Who is the best defender?

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Azarenka
Halep
Kerber
I do not think that Azarenka defends better than Halep, Kerber and Radwanska, Errani, Wozniacki, and even of some players like Pennetta. Not at all.
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:22 PM   #7
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:22 PM   #8
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Re: Who is the best defender?

Azarenka just meets the ball much earlier than others (except Halep)
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:29 PM   #9
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Re: Who is the best defender?

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Aga defends well, gets many ball backs, but rarely manages to get back into points into an advantageous position, usually relies on opponents tiring down and making mistakes.
Yes. But she is more versatile in her defence. Uses slices, drop-shots, changes a rhythm etc... and can finish rallies at the net
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:29 PM   #10
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Re: Who is the best defender?

Some posts here saying that Azarenka is not a good defender or not as good as Radwanska and some other players are really funny. For me defence is not all about returning as many balls as possible (I am not denying that Aga can't do that), but also turning it into offensive and taking the opponent's advantage. So the best in my opinion are Serena and Vika.
Wozniacki, Radwanska and maybe Errani are something else in my book which also includes JJ and Andrea Petko.
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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Re: Who is the best defender?

I think Radwanska, Kerber, Sara, Wosniacki
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #12
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Re: Who is the best defender?

JJ - Venus - Kim
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #13
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Re: Who is the best defender?

When I saw the thread title, I thought... "Let's see when Serena is first mentioned here"... And there she is, in post #3.

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Re: Who is the best defender?

Aga,Woz,Meusburger,Arvidsson...
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 04:46 PM   #15
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Re: Who is the best defender?

JJ and Aga are the best ones since ASV
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