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post #76 of 99 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

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Hingis is more accomplished in every other category, despite having played for a much shorter period of time. Venus can thank Jehovah that she's 6'2 and super-athletic, because if her and Hingis switched physiques their Slam counts would be 20 Hingis and 0 Venus (who would never have reached top 10)
No wonder you're so bitter. The fact of the matter is, Hingis couldn't sustain her abilities to win more than 5 slams. Her last slam came in 1999 and she played longer than that so time really has nothing to do with.

The old hasbeen with a dodgy technique and ball bashing game has more SINGLES slams than your "every shot in the book, legend" fav.

If you want to play the ifs and buts game, then all I have to say is "don't worry, if I was in your shoes I'd be bitter about that fact too".

Anyway, to answer the question, I would have to say Venus Williams. Her game is a huge liability at times with her serve and forehand; yet she still managed to win seven slams, your fav could neva.

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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

I wonder what people's thoughts are now

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Why most people were talking about Venus? I always thought her technique of slices, volleys were better than Serena's.

I think it's Petko now, Marion in the past. Niculescu has a bad FH, but she is a specialist of slices, volleys, dropshots, lobs, so she doesn't belong in this discussion.
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Konta, duh.
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Serena Williams.

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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

You know what's funny with this thread? It's that anyone comes with HIS answer and says "no contest". The exchanges are mindblowing.

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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

How about the worst player with the best technique?

Any coach alive probably?
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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

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Konta, duh.
Hmm, TF does complain about her "robotic" game a lot.

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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

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You know what's funny with this thread? It's that anyone comes with HIS answer and says "no contest". The exchanges are mindblowing.
Well, this is TF after all

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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

Niculescu, what an absolute eyesore.

This is totally irrespective of her unusual style of play. There are plenty of players with unorthodox game styles who have great technique.

Close second: Tatjana Maria.

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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

Oh my, a thread from the ghost of Christmas past.

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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

To answer the OP's question.

Venus and Petko out of active player fit the bill the best imho.


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Wozniacki. Slice and volleys are single-handed shots darling.
Her slice in particular is hideous. But there are some DH slices that I don't mind like Strycova's.

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Even though I love her, Kleybanova's backhand is awkward as hell. It looks like she's using a hoe to dig a hole to plant some potatoes!

What is Kleybanova up to these days btw.? After recovery from Hodgkin's lymphoma she played a small ITF tournament here or there getting into a final iirc but nothing since.
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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

No shade, but imo Svitolina hasthe worst technique out of the current top 10. Kudos to her for being so successful despite the technical limitations. Then Konta out of the current Top 50.
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Re: Best player with the worst technique or under-developed game?

Osaka's cringy, high dropshots - glad she started incorporating in her game though.
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