Rank these WTA players regarding their firepower !

Rank these WTA players regarding their firepower !
I just thought about the hard hitters on the WTA tour and how they´d rank against each other.

You can also rank them regarding their overall power and regarding their hardest stroke.

Here is my list :

Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic , Mirjana Lucic,
Steffi Graf, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva , Agnes Szavay , Aravane Rezai , Tatiana Golovin , Patty Schnyder , Marion Bartoli , Amelie Mauresmo , Mary Pierce , Jelena Dokic , Jelena Jankovic , Monica Seles , Angelique Widjaja ,
Daniela Hantuchova , Tamira Paszek , Sesil Karatantcheva

Go ahead and also add some players if you think they´re should be considered in this list
:)
 
yeaah , sorry ur right I should have Included Davenport ! :)



Who do you think of these players can hit the hardest Forehand ?

And which player has the hardest backhand ? :)
 

flyer

Hall of Fame
Rank these WTA players regarding their firepower !
I just thought about the hard hitters on the WTA tour and how they´d rank against each other.

You can also rank them regarding their overall power and regarding their hardest stroke.

Here is my list :

Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic , Mirjana Lucic,
Steffi Graf, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva , Agnes Szavay , Aravane Rezai , Tatiana Golovin , Patty Schnyder , Marion Bartoli , Amelie Mauresmo , Mary Pierce , Jelena Dokic , Jelena Jankovic , Monica Seles , Angelique Widjaja ,
Daniela Hantuchova , Tamira Paszek , Sesil Karatantcheva

Go ahead and also add some players if you think they´re should be considered in this list
well mauresmo, hantuchova, jankovic, kusnetsova, shnyder don't really have a whole lot of fire power
 
Davenport has a cannon of a forehand when its hit solidly....serena's backhand can be good even if the footwork into it is sloppy...serve wise I would give it to the williams or sharapova.
 

jmsx521

Hall of Fame
Folks, look no further! Practicing on the courts at Key Biscayne, yesterday I saw the biggest baseline fire-power from a WTA player I've ever seen. I've watched live Sharapova, Seles, the Williams sisters and many other WTA player. But so far the winner in the department of fire-power is ARAVANE REZAI (FRA). Took me totally by surprise! I couldn't believe what I was seeing. She uses a Babolat Aero Pro Drive. Hits the FH and 2BH totally flat, and skids them right off the baseline, makes about 2 out of 3, or 3 out of 4 good. I assume the reason she is not #1 in the WTA rankings is because she isn't that consistent and doesn't have much experience. I've never watched her in a match... and I don't know if that's how she plays, low percentage tennis... just going for kill shots... but on that practice court I know what I saw, and it was not an illusion! I saw many ATP players practicing too. She totally matches the power of many ATP players who go for flat kill shots, and beats many of them in the mph department too.
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=311791
 

Alexandros

Professional
Where's the #1 player in the world? You don't think she got there by finesse alone, do you?
Martina Hingis managed it ;) But yes Justine can crank forehands and backhands with the best of them, she deserves a mention.

Out of current players I'd take Ana Ivanovic for the forehand (I've seen so many times where she hits the ball so hard that her opponents are a few feet away from it and still can't make the shot). Serena for the backhand and second serve. Venus for the first serve.

interesting.
Do you really think Seles had more power than Serena Williams ??
No bloody way. Seles had heaps of power relative to her peers in that era, but she hit with a suprising amount of top spin and her ability to yank players off the court and then slam a winner into the open space. Serena/Venus and a few other current players can hit winners even when there opponents have good court position.
 

superman1

Legend
Ivanovic's forehand is just like Graf's. Serena's backhand is definitely the most powerful, although brute force doesn't mean much if you can't keep the ball in.
 
Biggest hitter ever was Brenda Shultz from Germany about 15 years ago.. She was like the Boris Becker of serving back in the day.. She used to use the adidas Lendl GTX-Pro T... In todays game, Aliesha Molic from Australia is almost like a twin of Shultz.. Jelena Dokic could also hit the ball hard..
 
I never knew McCarthy was such a big hitter.Only heard of her serving record beating Venus´s .
What about Sharapovas Backhand ?
Is it as strong as Serenas or a little weaker powerwise ?
 
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