Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: aka TennisPower
People by and large miss a major side effect of a good serve. Besides winning you points, the serve also undermines the opponent's confidence, tenacity, energy and will to fight. When you add to it a superb return game like Serena's, the opponent can be thrown off her game completely and the whole thing can quickly turn into a debacle. This what I expect to happen tonight against Mary.
It may not happen the same way with Justine just because of her built up confidence, knowledge of being the top dog, and recent memory of overcoming similar situations.
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"Playing aggressive tennis ... that's always the way to go, if you ask me." - Venus Williams, May/2002
"Some shots I will hit hard but not every ball. I'm not just using my power." - Serena Williams, Oct/2002