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OK, this question is obviously directed at fans of the top-players (current or past).

I will start with Steffi (although she's not my all-time favourite). <br />Grass was always called her best surface, and it obviously was her favourite one. But I have always thought that, with her backhand, she's most vulnerable there. Of course, her slice-backhand is a great weapon on grass when the opponent stays at the baseline.<br />But players like Mariaan de Swardt or Patty Fendick showed what you had to do: serve-and-volley, attack her on the backhand and finish off with the volley. Although they didn't win, their tacvtic still was successful.
 

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After 1995 Canadian open I always worried when I saw Coetzer vs Graf and in 1997 it was so annoying when they met 4 times that year <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> .

Chanda Rubin was a nightmare for Gabriela Sabatini in 1996 as well <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> - to be fair they only met twice that year, but Chanda thrashed her in the Australian open and beat her in Key Biscayne as well which was hard for me as she played so few big tournaments that year before retiring <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> .
 

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Marlene Weintgarnter, Joanette Kruger, and Nathalie Dechy for Arantxa....but ESPECIALLY AMY FRAZIER. Arantxa led Amy 3-0 in their head to head but Amy won the next 4 to lead the series 4-3. The last 3 were of 3 close sets:

97 Manhattan- Amy won 3-6, 6-1, 6-3<br />00 Los Angeles- Amy 6-3, 3-6, 6-3<br />01 FRENCH OPEN 2ND ROUND- AMY WON 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
 

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I know my Ai Sugiyama tends to cause greif for Mary Pierce .... she leads their Head to Head 4-3 <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 7-5 6-7 6-4 <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Mary Pierce (FRA) 5-7 6-2 6-4 <br />Mary Pierce (FRA) 6-3 6-2 <br />Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 6-3 4-6 6-1 <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Mary Pierce (FRA) 6-3 7-5 <br />Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 6-4 3-6 6-3 <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 7-5 6-4 <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Also Kim Clijsters does not enjoy playing her...<br />Their H to H is 2-2 winning their last <br />meeting in straight sets <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> same with JenCap to is also 2-2 with Ai <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Shokcing enough is Ai has a good record against Amanda Coetzer <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> leading 4-3 she has won the last 3 meetings! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> - she must have a tactic against Mandy - attack the net and don't let Mandy wear you out! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 7-5 6-1 <br />Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 7-5 6-0 <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 6-1 7-5 <br />Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 6-3 2-6 6-2 <br />Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 4-6 6-2 6-3 <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 7-5 6-1 <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 6-4 6-4 <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

pretty good huh? <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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Frazier and Weingartner, as mentioned are definetly two I don't like seeing Arantxa face. Another name would be Elena Likhovtseva. She's a dangerous floater against many people certainly, but her game seems to get to Arantxa in their most recent meetings. Earlier this year Elena started out terribly, I remember her losing in a 75k challenger to Bethanie Mattek, while Arantxa had beaten Hingis at Amelia Island...Then a week later they play at Charleston and Likhovtseva beats her! lol...Probably a combination of Elena just knowing how to beat Arantxa, and also her being a really streaky player, but never like to see her against Arantxa.
 

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Steffi had troubles with southafrican players, Mariaan de Swart beat her and the other matches were very close, Amanda Coetzer beat her 4 times(But of course she isn`t a low ranked player) and even Joanette Kruger won a set against her at the french 94. I wonder why that is <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
 

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anne-g sidot gave anke huber trouble in few matches!<br />and last year it was amy frazier, but amy was not such a low ranked player!
 

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its because South African players are really big fighters,
 

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Karina Habsudova and sabine applemans gave monica consistent trouble
 

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Yeah she did!
 

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Lori McNeil... always seemed to give Graf trouble. She beat her twice, Wimbledon and VS Champs and lost to her narrowly at the US Open.<br />Not that Lori was a low ranked player anyway!!!
 
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hehehe, GO LIKHOTSEVA <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />
 

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Does Tammy count as a low-ranked player? She certainly gave Momo a lot of trouble at Wimbledon this year! And even Tauziat at Eastbourne, but I think Nathalie self-destructed in that match.

Tammy's a lot of fun to watch on grass, especially against the French ladies (Halard-Decugis, Testud, Sidot were also beaten by Tammy at Wimbledon, Birmingham & other tourneys).

If she could only become an all-surface player, esp. on clay! She really needs someone to work with on her MENTAL game!!!!!! (But I don't think she will listen to me cuz I'm her BIG SIS!)
 

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Sandrine Testud seemed to have Jen's number in the European hardcourt season even though Jen had beaten her 6-2 6-1 in Wimbledon.
 

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Martina Hingis:

Virginie Razzano<br />Iva Majoli<br />Sandrine Testud (not a very low ranked player, but she will ALWAYS take Marti to the 3rd)
 
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