In the men's game there seems to be players who can be called specialists on various surfaces. On clay the specialists usually seem to be the grinders or have the ability to do so and can also move well on the surface i.e slide well to the ball. They also tend to have extreme grips and use lots of top spin. The same can be said about other surfaces where the big hitters can hit through the grinders on the faster hard courts. There arent so many grass court specialists but grass plays much more like a fast hard court nowadays so that generally suits the big hitters. In the women's game there doesnt seem to be players who can be called 'clay court specialists' or 'hard court' or 'grass court specialists'. In general it just seems to be who can hit hardest on all surfaces. Some exeptions I can think of are Sharapova almost definitely not being a clay court player - apparently she doesnt move well enough. Mauresmo could be called a grass specialist but her results arent the most outstanding considering there arent really any other female players who are called grass specialists. Clay specialists could be Henin and the now retired Clijsters but because they seem to move well on the surface. However, all other female players just seem to be about how hard they can hit and dont seem to change their game in accordance with the surface. Any thoughts?