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Found this interesting. THe new york times did a survey of tennis peoples(coaches, ex-players etc) to find who has the best shots in the WTA atm. Would recommend a read(it is from October)

Halep dominates the defending categories(no surprise) while Williams kills the mental game. No surprise Barty is the best net player but the fact her 2nd serve is rated so highly is.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/sports/tennis/who-has-the-best-shots-in-womens-tennis.html said:
BEST FOREHAND

1. Sloane Stephens

2. Naomi Osaka

3. Madison Keys

Honorable mention: Ashleigh Barty
and Aryna Sabalenka

BEST TWO-HANDED BACKHAND

1. Simona Halep

2. Serena Williams

3. Caroline Wozniacki

Honorable mention: Victoria
Azarenka and Jelena Ostapenko


BEST ONE-HANDED BACKHAND SLICE

1. Ashleigh Barty

2. Carla Suárez Navarro

3. Daria Kasatkina

3. Anastasija Sevastova

Honorable mention: Magdalena
Rybarikova

BEST FIRST SERVE

1. Serena Williams

2. Karolina Pliskova

3. Julia Goerges

Honorable mention: Naomi Osaka
and Madison Keys

BEST SECOND SERVE

1. Serena Williams

2. Barty

3. Keys

Honorable mention: Caroline Garcia
and Sabalenka

Barty, just 5-foot-5, creates excellent pace and spin. But the second serve to watch for the future is Sabalenka’s. It has tremendous kick.

BEST SERVICE RETURNER

1. Halep

2. Angelique Kerber

3. Wozniacki

Honorable mention: Serena Williams
and Garbiñe Muguruza


BEST NET GAME

1. Barty

2. Barbora Strycova

3. Venus Williams

Honorable mention: CoCo
Vandeweghe and Taylor Townsend


BEST PASSING SHOTS

1. Halep

2. Wozniacki

3. Kerber

Honorable mention: Stephens and
Serena Williams


BEST THIRD SHOT

1. Kerber

2. Petra Kvitova

3. Halep

Honorable mention: Wozniacki and
Stephens


BEST TOUCH AND OVERALL FEEL

1. Kasatkina

2. Sevastova

3. Barty

Honorable mention: Hsieh Su-wei
and Agnieszka Radwanska :(


BEST MOVEMENT

1. Halep

2. Wozniacki

3. Stephens

Honorable mention: Kerber and
Elina Svitolina

BEST MENTAL GAME

1. Serena Williams

2. Wozniacki

3. Kerber

Honorable mention: Halep


BEST ENDURANCE

1. Halep

2. Wozniacki

3. Sabalenka

Honorable mention: Kerber


STRANGEST STROKE

1. Hsieh (whole game)

2. Monica Niculescu (forehand)

3. Katerina Siniakova (serve)


TO PLAY A MATCH FOR YOUR LIFE

1. Serena Williams

2. Wozniacki

3. Kerber

Honorable mention: Dominika
Cibulkova and Simona Halep
 

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