Too much fire. :laugh2:
Random thread I know but I'm really interested to see which one of these 2 TF rates higher atm. TF probably rates Anett higher atm due to her impressive GS showings so far which is pretty reasonable but let's look deeper into their games and what they do differently (better/or worse than the other).
Both of them are at the same height and almost same age (Anett is only 5 months older than Katka). Anett has 1 WTA title to her name whereas Katka has 2. Anett reached higher ranking however and performed better at the slams at this point.
Before 2018, my answer would have been easily Anett since Katka's serve was more of a weakness than a strength before this year. She was serving was more DFs than aces and her service motion wasn't as smooth. This year, she improved her serve significantly and it's a legit weapon. Anett's serve is a weapon as well but not quite as good as Katka's serve imo.
Anett easily has the better FH and can easily boss the points with it. Most of the time she puts good amount of spin, power and control on it. Katka's FH on the other hand is pretty streaky and way more likely to break down.
Well, Katka's BH is pretty special to say the least. Short-backswing allows her to take the ball extremely early consistently and that takes time away from her opponents. Sublime accuracy, pace and unlike her FH, her BH is pretty reliable shot. She has the ability to hit it from the most difficult positions and has no issue generation plenty of pace with her BH despite the short backswing. With all that said, Anett's BH is pretty good as well but think Katka's BH is more special.
Anett just moves better from the baseline and has the better footwork. Katka does a lot of reaching and bending during the rallies instead of actually getting herself in a proper positioning to hit the ball.
Power: About even.
Probably Katka has a slight edge here since she can hit her serve harder and her shots look more penetrating when she is aggressive. There is no big difference tho. Both can hit pretty hard. Would say Anett hits bigger rally balls on average tho.
Anett is always pretty aggressive from what I've seen.
Defense: About even.
Volley/Touch/Net approach: Siniakova.
Katka is the more natural volleyer. More comfortable at the net and has lots of doubles experience.
More consistent and better at punishing weak serves.
Katka can be rattled easily since she is quite emotional player on court. I think Anett has the edge here by default. Doesn't necessarily mean that she is a mental beast atm. :lol: She can improve mentally for sure.
Fighting spirit: Both are fierce competitors. :worship:
Peak level: Siniakova (not on all surfaces tho)
Well, I expect most to disagree here (since Anett showed better level in slams) but after her significant serve improvement, I feel Katka's game will be more dangerous when on from now on. Not to mention her game is less predictable. Think Anett will peak higher on the slower surfaces tho (especially on clay).
This is all my opinion of course and I might be a bit biased in some of these for obvious reason. I think both got bright future but probably Anett is the safer bet since she has the more solid technique overall which results in more solid baseline play.
Anywho, looking forward to their progress this season.