Originally Posted by suwanee4712
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?
I would say that she hits the ball incredibly smoothly. I've never seen her miss time the ball or hit an unattractive shot. That said, Maria has little margin for error as she hits so close to the top of the net & practically always down on the ball so her opponent, in this case hitting partner, has to dig the ball up- it's hard work. I can only say, hand on heart, that she plays as if set to classical music: truly beautiful.