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How Dangerous would Dementieva be if she had serve like Serena?

I mean, Serena at her best has easily THE best serve in the women's game. Not just for power, but for placement, consistency, spin...you name it. How dangerous would Lena be if she could learn to do that??? I mean she's already in the top ten with a senior citizen country club type serve, pretty impressive to me.

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She'd be top two easily with a couple of slams trophies in her case.

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She'd be a legend.
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She'd be top two easily with a couple of slams trophies in her case.

Top one.
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i'd say pretty unstoppable on anything but grass. yeah, she'd have the serve, but her ground game really isn't as suited to grass as it is to slower surfaces.
#1 material for sure. she already is even with the serve she's got....
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she'd be freakin' awesome!!!!!!
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after watching her in the USO semi ad final if she had a serve like Serenas it would be her and Serena 1 and 2 in the world.My dad who doesnt watch tennis said duing the Usopen semi shes not going to beat her from the back of the court

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definately number one, but the problem is is that she CANT have a serve as good as Serenas.
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she would be as serena or davenport a strong player with a strong serve...nothing more

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She would be a stalwart Top 4 player (there's just way too many talented girls) moving between 1-4 regularly.

She will never have a serve like Serena IMO, but if the off season reports are accurate, Elena's serve has improved which leads me to believe that she will make further progress in 2005.

Elena has always been a dangerous player, her ground game is impeccable. She has know developed an all court awareness due to her coach. She is built well for the modern game and is very speedy (unusual for tall women, her and Venus are the only really fast, tall women I know).

However all this, and a serve are useless if the mental game is not in tact.

With a serve like Serena, Elena would be a GS favourite everywhere (including Wimbledon). To be dominant, she needs more mental development which I am sure will happen too

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And How Dangerous would Alicia Molik be if she had ground game like Elena Dementieva ?

And How Cool would Elena Dementieva be if she had face like Daniela Hantuchova ?

And How Dangerous would Daniela Hantuchova be if she had power like Lindsay Davenport ?

And How Cool would Lindsay Davenport be if she had sister like Alicia Molik?
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She'd be a legend.
Yeah Kat and also the No.1

She would be also a very big threat for the Majors and the GS

i am hoping that it'll happen someday

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She would be a GRAND SLAM WINNER!

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