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View Poll Results: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

Daniela Hantuchova 75 40.76%
Anna Chakvetadze 47 25.54%
Angelique Kerber 62 33.70%
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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 02:32 AM   #31
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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It says so much about Hantuchova that apparently the best match of her career is the one she ended up losing.

It's Kerber, quite easily.
That's what I'm saying

Someone will probs post HL of her FO win over Woz in response.
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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 02:49 AM   #32
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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It says so much about Hantuchova that apparently the best match of her career is the one she ended up losing.

It's Kerber, quite easily.
tbf she often imploded in matches she should have win and ended up losing some despite playing great tennis (like a match vs venus some years ago)but she was not always on the losing end for her whole career.She also had big wins (for example in 2002 she dismanteled Henin and Hingis ot win Indian wells and beat henin again in a final set tb at the USO).
And as Griffin nicely pointed out (), when she feels like it she can still gift to the tennis world some gems like this one :



(too bad woz managed to dubiously avoid the bagel though)
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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 03:05 AM   #33
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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tbf she often imploded in matches she should have win and ended up losing some despite playing great tennis (like a match vs venus some years ago)but she was not always on the losing end for her whole career.She also had big wins (for example in 2002 she dismanteled Henin and Hingis ot win Indian wells and beat henin again in a final set tb at the USO).
And as Griffin nicely pointed out (), when she feels like it she can still gift to the tennis world some gems like this one :



(too bad woz managed to dubiously avoid the bagel though)
IMHO this video is more a show of how a B-level Powerplayer can take the control of rallies against Woz and boss her around rather than a show of how nice Hantuchova's game can be.

Not enough weapons and too slow a mover to be much more than what she has been. Even still though she has accomplished alot and has much to be proud of.

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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 04:46 AM   #34
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

Hantuchova.

But we've seen the best of Hantuchova. Kerber has YEARS of upside left. Ask this again in three years.
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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 05:21 AM   #35
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

my 100% biased vote goes to chakvetadze. as for the others: kerber could still improve, it's definitely early to be putting her with 2 players who will never get to #4. hantuchova is just so overrated on here because of her flashy game and huge fanbase.
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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 05:25 AM   #36
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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Hantuchova.

But we've seen the best of Hantuchova. Kerber has YEARS of upside left. Ask this again in three years.
I agree
For sure it is not Chakvetadze. Kerber, who is in my opinion not at her Peak, is currently a better player than Anna was in her most glorious moments.
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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 07:12 AM   #37
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

I think it's hard to compare Kerber with the other two, only because she still has so much more to give. But I'd definitely say Hantuchova. She'd really have been higher than no. 5 if she sorted her head out. When she's on, she just strikes such a clean ball. She can pretty much beat anyone when she's on.

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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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36 2005 LUXEMBOURG HARD R16D. Hantuchova6-4 6-119 (5)
34 2006 WARSAWCLAY R16 A.Chakvetadze6-4 6-316 (9)
10 (7) 2007 OME CLAY R16 D. Hantuchova6-3 6-314 (9)
8 (3) 2007'S-HERTOGENBOSCH GRASSS A.Chakvetadze6-3 6-410 (5)
7 (1) 2007 STANFORD HARDS A.Chakvetadze6-7(6) 6-3 6-212 (3)
23 (22) 2009 MIAMIHARD R64 A.Chakvetadze6-3 6-143
51 2011 DUBAI HARD R64 A.Chakvetadze6-1 6-329
Even when she was off form she was still winning in straight sets



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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 08:54 AM   #39
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

chakvetadze easily
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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 09:30 AM   #40
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

Chakvetadze had one exceptional year where draws fell very kindly to her, to vastly exaggerate her ranking. She beat only 2 Top25 players (Schnyder and Peer) In making QF AUS + French plus the semis of the US in her peak year 2007. I never saw anything in her game to suggest she could stay in the top 5

Hantuchova only beat one top 20 player in 2008 and had nobody ranked higher than 26 on the way to the semi finals of the AUS Open but in 2002 she beat Dokic and Henin to make QF of Wimbledon and US and was unfortunate enough to have Serena waiting for her in the last 8 each time

Kerber still has time to go one better but she could have peaked already . Time will tell.

I'd pick Daniela from 2002/2003. Her level then was higher than the other 2.
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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 09:51 AM   #41
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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36 2005 LUXEMBOURG HARD R16D. Hantuchova6-4 6-119 (5)
34 2006 WARSAWCLAY R16 A.Chakvetadze6-4 6-316 (9)
10 (7) 2007 OME CLAY R16 D. Hantuchova6-3 6-314 (9)
8 (3) 2007'S-HERTOGENBOSCH GRASSS A.Chakvetadze6-3 6-410 (5)
7 (1) 2007 STANFORD HARDS A.Chakvetadze6-7(6) 6-3 6-212 (3)
23 (22) 2009 MIAMIHARD R64 A.Chakvetadze6-3 6-143
51 2011 DUBAI HARD R64 A.Chakvetadze6-1 6-329
Even when she was off form she was still winning in straight sets
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

we can still see more for Kerber
Chakvetadze I dont know she looks like she's going to retire but hoping she can still play some big tournaments
Dani in terms of talent is the beter than the 2 players..problem is her movement but she still the best #5 I think
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

In terms of who's game is the best at their peak. I think it's Daniela on any surface other than clay. Kerber on clay, though I think even Peak Kerber's serve is quite attackable.
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Old Nov 27th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #45
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Re: Which world #5 is the best player at her peak? Hantuchova, Chakvetadze or Kerber?

Kind of hard to compare because while we've most likely seen the peaks of Daniela and Anna, Kerber still could improve next year (her serve has tons of room for improvement) so we're yet to actually see what peak Kerber is.
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