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Can Dementieva Stay In The Top 10 With Her Serve?

She now has a 3-4 record, and has lost countless times because of her lack of serve.

At the championships, her serve wasn't all that bad as she was hitting some in the 90's actually.

Aparrently its worse as she's hitting double digit double faults....now dont get me wrong I like Elena, but I think her career is going to go down the pooper if something doesnt give.


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of course she can, Martina was ranked #1 if i'm not mistaken
if she is good enough, then yes she can
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well if other people don't step up to the plate and get themselves in the top 10 or back into the top 10(Dokic, Venus, Hantuchova, Vera, Nadia, etc.) she can still stay in the top 10 because she has solid strokes, a good return, and very good movement. but once the people hovering outside the top 10 and Dokic/Venus/Hantuchova get into good form, she's definitely out of there

Jelena Dokic.Vera Zvonareva.Tatiana Golovin.Mary Pierce.Monica Seles.Martina Hingis.Anna Kournikova


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the times have changed, players will eat her serve for lunch

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When Elena serves badly the rest of her game suffers. She will struggle to stay in the top 10 this year. I really wish she would toughen up.

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the times have changed, players will eat her serve for lunch
They ARE (as in currently) eating her for lunch.

Elena isn't doing much of anything right lately it seems.
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Nope. The only reason she's in the top 10, IMO, is because Venus was injured and Dani/Jelena had an off season.
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Yes. The other players are just as shitty or injured.
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I just wish someone pulls her coach would say "I'm not working with you untill this changes"

maybe she needs motivation?

I mean I know its tought to improve a weakness, but she's a professional
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first seen this serve @Wimbledon, though it took some players 6 months to realsie that her 2nd serve was ALWAYS played to their forehand side......could be she doesnt care anymore
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I just wish someone pulls her coach would say "I'm not working with you untill this changes"

maybe she needs motivation?

I mean I know its tought to improve a weakness, but she's a professional
Her mum would never say that.
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She should rest and try to improve her service. She's a bad starter. She'll improve.
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she should advertise here, on the board for a new coach, theres plenty of experts around here
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We've seen worse serves Aniko Kapros' club serve is definitely a whopper and Chanda got away with a 50 mph FIRST serve at the Aussie Open. Maybe players are easing up on their serves because power returners (aka Seles, etc.) aren't around to chomp on their powderpuff serves.

http://census.usopen.org/rc/click/mf...l_082602_h.ram

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With that second serve?! Hell no! I saw Serena take her serve apart at Wimbledon...it wasn´t pretty!

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