Originally Posted by PDJ
I'd consider myself reasonably young: that said I saw Goolagong-Cawley play in her final year as a schoolboy, mandlikova many times and have hit with bueno numerous times when she's in London. And altho her movement obviously isn't what it was, the way she hits the ball is beyond stunning. Breathtaking. I wd say that Goolagong was comparable & mandlikova a lesser, but talented, version of them both.
I've seen so little of Bueno. There's no doubt she was a great player with a great record. But I've heard contrasting descriptions of her. Most describe her as a graceful shotmaker similar to Evonne and Hana. Others refer to her as a great athlete that could hit any shot but not as smooth as the others. Which would you say is more acurate?