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View Poll Results: Who is the real queen of the grass courts?
Serena is the dominate player on grass. 37 27.21%
Venus is the dominate player on grass. 65 47.79%
Tit for tat, on any given day each is equally likely to win. 34 25.00%
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post #1 of 109 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2004, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Who's the best player on grass, Serena or Venus?

It seems like most people think Venus is the dominate player on grass? I've heard that said more than once, so I wanted to see who most people really thought was the better grass player. I think on hardcourts and clay Serena has the definite edge, but I'm not sure about grass. IMO, I still think she is favored over Venus on grass, even if Venus is slightly better at the net, I think Serena's second serve is the one big advantage that sways my vote to her.

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Venus, but neither one will ever come close to Martina Narvatilova
But just to be compared to Martina is an honor itself (both great)
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Serena is better on any surface at the moment.

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Venus, but neither one will ever come close to Martina Narvatilova
But just to be compared to Martina is an honor itself (both great)
Yeah Martina is the greatest on grass, no argument from me on that. But I do think that Serena (and Venus if there was no Serena,) could definitely come close to challenging what Martina was able to do on grass. Think about it, who do you see really standing in Serena's way on this surface? She can have a really great history at this slam for a long time, if she plays a long time.

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Hello, Venus has been in the Wimbledon finals for the past four years. Serena can play on grass too, but Venus is better.

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does it matter? these Venus vs Serena battles do get tired...and annoying when you try to be a fan of both
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I think they´re pretty even on grass and yeah these debates get tired.

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You would have to roll them one up each and watch the results as even closely- related people can react differently to a puff of the Ganga it's the only way to find out which plays best on grass!
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maybe im crazy but i doubt Wimbledon would give players hash before they go on to play, unless i've misunderstood the meaning of "grass" tournament
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does it matter? these Venus vs Serena battles do get tired...and annoying when you try to be a fan of both
The question wasnt meant as any kind Venus and Serena battle, its an honest question that I was interested in hearing peoples thoughts on. To me its a no-brainer, I think Serena. But Ive heard lots of people say Venus and even some Serena fans say Venus as well so I wanted someone to explain why they think the way they do. To me it's like asking who's better on grass Steffi Graf or Martina Navaratilova. You could actually build a case for each player. In this case I would say that Steffi was equal to Venus, while Serena is equal to Martina when it comes to the grass courts. Grass courtrs reward power and players that have power combined with quickness and an aggressive game are usualy the best grass court players. I honestly dont see what edge Venus has over Serena, besides being a little better at the net, that would give her the advantage over Serena on grass.

This is a tennis board for goodness sake, and just because people are fans of both doesn't mean that we cant ask questions and compare the two. And just because youre a fan of both doesn't mean that you cant have an opinion either, unless you simply think theyre equal in every aspect.

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Wow, the poll's at 33,3% - 33,3% - 33,3% now
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I would say Venus is lightly better than Rena if not they are equal on this surface and on Hard, but Rena is slightly better on clay, but Venus could win some from her because she isn't a slouch on clay either. On grass topspin dosn't help as much as on clay and harcourt, thats why claycourters have problems and Kim does to.. The grass dilutes the bounce, therefore Serena's second serve is brought down into peoples strike zone, whereas Venus's slice gets lower and skids more, actually making her second serve more effective, plus Venus hits slightly flatter, comes in more and I think knows how to use a grass court better, where Rena knows how to use a clay court better, and then it equals out on hardcourts.

I will admit Rena is the most talented female tennis player ever (laj) but I don't get where she is that much better at hard courts, clay yes, the angles, and how Venus is better on grass, the net (that is a hude difference by the way, not a small one). The time the sisters have been on tour the difference was the mentality of them. Serena was more negative until 2002, and then Venus has been more negative since, but I think if both got over it then it would provide amazing matches on any surface, because they are the two most powerful playes of tour, and can hit and retrieve winners for either of them. Just my honest opinion!!
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