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Footwork is not something excel at just at your peak, for a couple of months.

Not everything is about peaks and primes.
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Interestingly there was no "peak" or "prime" in my post. I mentioned Sharapova in a 2 year span, not two months. Even for the untrained eye, Sharapova was out of position numerous times later in her career and going for risky shots that she often missed. Her footwork most definitely disintegrated. A big contrast with the player who won 2006 USO hitting winners from everywhere on the court.
 

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Graf without a doubt. I’m sure you‘ve all seen that You Tube video of her footwork when practicing - and she was in her 40s at the time!
Dementieva was also great with her footwork. Also used her legs to give power and consistency to her shots (apart from the serve, obviously!)
Of the current players, the most athletic players like Halep, Svitolina and maybe Swiatek don’t leap out as amazing footwork but more general good movers.
 
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