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Who, in your mind, is currently the 3rd best player?

  • WILLIAMS, SERENA

    Votes: 6 6.7%
  • CLIJSTERS, KIM

    Votes: 24 27.0%
  • HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE

    Votes: 34 38.2%
  • WILLIAMS, VENUS

    Votes: 13 14.6%
  • DAVENPORT, LINDSAY

    Votes: 4 4.5%
  • MAURESMO, AMELIE

    Votes: 3 3.4%
  • CAPRIATI, JENNIFER

    Votes: 5 5.6%
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Knizzle said:
No, Venus and Serena do things no one else can do. Henin is talented, but her backhand is the only shot that people go gaga over. One handed backhands will always look more beautiful aesthetically than a two-handed backhand.
No can't agree here. Both Martina and Justine have more abbilities than the other players in the circuit today. Serena and Venus were started on power, MArtina and Justine started on pure talent.
Don't get me wrong I'm not saying that the others aren't talented he! But pure technical Justine and Martina are more gifted BUT that's not enough to be a top-player. That's why Justine is working out that hard!
 

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Henin's forehand is just now becoming solid this year, before it was nothing, and that backhand can still be pounded on. You see this year she has become so muscular because her natural gifts weren't enough to win. I think the Williams get slighted because everyone thinks they popped out of the womb muscular and in shape and powerful. They obviously work hard to keep up their physical conditioning. Their talent was recognized when they were 10 and 8. Sometimes I think people are too caught up in watching how hard the sisters hit the ball to pay attention to the intricasies(sp?) of their strategy and tactics on the court. Somehow people think, hitting the ball slow or with spin or slice automatically makes a player "smart" which is not true. Venus especially is smart enough to have figured out how to beat a tough player like Henin 7 straight times. Those weren't really easy victories either some were 2 sets, but others were 3 grueling sets. The difference between Venus, Henin, and Clijsters is that Venus has figured out each opponent and how to play them. Venus is obviously mentally tougher, and she changes her strategies on the court better than the Belgians. Kim didn't change anything up when Venus countered her at Wimby, also in 2002 when Justine was up 6-2, 4-0 on Venus at Amelia, she didn't change tactics when Venus started to make her comeback. They are just like deer in headlights. This is what setst the talent of Venus apart from the Belgians. You can have all the natural gifts you want, but you have to have the brain power and skill to use them effectively. Venus has developed this.
Well maybe Venu is smarter but she has a lot more matches played yet on the highest level! The Justine who lost against Venus 2-3 years ago isn't the same as the Jsutine who beat Serena twice this year!
And I meant that Justine can do everything with here racket and very easy!
 
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