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How do Venus and Serena hit the ball

This is a really odd question but i just wondered how venus and Serena hit there ground strokes. Commentares often remark that davenport hit the ball very flat or that Amlie hits with a lot of spin. So i just wondered how Venus and Serena hit the ball is a flat hit or do they use a bit of spin as well. (i know they dont slice a lot)
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This is a really odd question but i just wondered how venus and Serena hit there ground strokes. Commentares often remark that davenport hit the ball very flat or that Amlie hits with a lot of spin. So i just wondered how Venus and Serena hit the ball is a flat hit or do they use a bit of spin as well. (i know they dont slice a lot)
They hit both.
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Serena=more topspin
Venus=as flat as hell itself
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They hit both.
Venus - backhand, very flat. forehand - she usually hits flat, but also uses some sidespin (inside out forehand). Not much though. and she also uses this wierd slice where she comes under the ball in front of her instead of two the side. But she's not hitting flat on the forehand side, she almost seems to be trying to steer the ball instead of hitting it.

Maybe that's why she sometimes makes a lot of errors on her forehand. Ask Richard

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Venus' backhand is very flat yes.

Serena has more spin on both forehand and backhand, which is why it may seem like the ball from her isn't going as fast, but it's heavy. It's heavier than Davenport's balls and harder than Mauremo's balls. Which is what makes her so good.




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I think they're both somewhere in-between.

Topspin? Mauresmo, Henin, Clijsters.
Flat? Lindsay, Dokic, Myskina, Dementieva especially
In-between? Venus, Serena, Jen

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They hit it with their rackets. How else would they hit it??

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So i just wondered how Venus and Serena hit the ball is a flat hit or do they use a bit of spin as well. (i know they dont slice a lot) ?
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They hit it with their rackets. How else would they hit it??
Giving everyone a proof of how dumb you are huh ? Read the question asked in the first post

BTW I too think that Venus hits flat while Serena tends to hit more of topsin
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Giving everyone a proof of how dumb you are huh ? Read the question asked in the first post

BTW I too think that Venus hits flat while Serena tends to hit more of topsin
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Roddick, Jenn hits FLAT imo.




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Yea, but it's tough to tell sometimes... I mean all players hit flatter some days, more spin on other days... like Venus used to hit with a lot of topspin when she first started, not so much now.

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i thought venus's grip was western!

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The dont hit..............

i mean they hardly ever play...................
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i thought venus's grip was western!
Yeah it is, it's not extreme western though like some players have.

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