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Who has the best return in the game?

Yah, so I was wondering who has the best return in the history of tennis. What kinds of serves can they return. Can the best women's returner ever return an Andy Roddick serve? How good is she at returning?

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I think its a tie between Monica Seles and Serena Williams? I think so. As far as returing a 151 MPH serve, I don't know about that!

Oh yes, Justine has a good return of serve as well.


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How about 135 mph serve?
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Lindsay is the best returner out there now IMO.

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Serena - Just because

Dementieva - She made the top 10 without a serve, it was her return which helped her there.

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I think Serena pre-injury was the best returner...right now she doesn´t have the rythm anymore. So right now I think a lindsay or juju.

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Consistently, Davenport and Seles.

When she's on, Serena is the best though.
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There are alot of good returners. But if I had to put money on 1 return, it would be Monica Seles.

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Capriati, Davenport, Serena .

All three have the best returns in the game, its amazing how many matches Jen has won with only her return game .....because she couldnt depend on her serv....

Serena is big on the return, espeacially second serve.

Davenport is big in general...not just her return!


* Monica in her prime returned unbelievebly, truely a class act, LOVE YA MON!!!

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At their peak

Best At Getting It Back-Venus
Best At Sending It Back...With Interest-Serena
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At their peak

Best At Getting It Back-Venus
Best At Sending It Back...With Interest-Serena
I agree that Serena was an amazing returner at her peak, but I thought there were always returners far superior to Venus.

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And why are we using was when talking about the sisters?!

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Consistent deep hard returns-Lindsay
Hits the most return winners-Serena
Can get the toughest serve back-Venus

Justine also is very agressive on returns. Kim gets alot of serves back. Nastya and Elena get alot back deep. But the three best are Lindsay and the Willies...


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well in every magazine that i have seen that has this type of question, they have always said that monica seles is the best ever.




















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