How fast was Henin?

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  1. Manus Domini

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    Watching Henin's matches against Sharapova, I'm noticing that Henin seems ridiculously fast. How fast was she in her prime? Was she really that quick, or am I imagining it?
     
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    You are not imagining it. She covered court extremely well and changed directions on a dime. but then again how many players get to be number 1, who have problems with covering court?
     
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    Davenport, Seles, Wade (I think she reached #1 briefly, could be wrong), Ivanovic, Safina, all come to mind. Seems to happen surprisingly often for the women. For the men I cant think of anyone though apart from perhaps Agassi to a degree.
     
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  4. slice bh compliment

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    She went from being pinned to the backcourt to fetch a drop and flick a winner. Girl could move.
    I bet we could put a skateboard under her and she'd be a star.

    Saw her in jr slams. Pretty clear she would be a force. Spoke accented french, wore that cool le coq sportif. Skinny little thing who could move like a boy and rip the ball like a big girl.

    Strange, flawed character. Tortured, hard-working soul. Miss that game, though. My favorite on the court.
     
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    Davenport?
     
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