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Old 01-04-2013, 05:41 AM   #10
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Haven't seen enough footage of Lenglen, Moody or Court to give an informed answer.

But, the name that always comes to mind for natural tennis ability is Hingis. There have been very few men or women for whom tennis came naturally: no unnecessary bodily contortions, no stupid shrieks or grunts, just an infuriatingly serene manner of redirecting the ball from the racket. Hingis seemed to have more natural tennis talent in her little finger than most of her opponents put together. Physically, mentally and athletically, she would not stand up next to Graf or Evert or Navratilova or Serena Williams, but purely for ball striking and an innate understanding of the court's geometry, she was up there with them, if not better.

Laurie is right about Hana Mandlikova too. She was great to watch.

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