Captain of the SS Dementieva
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bridge SS Dementieva
I think this obsession with serving ruins the game of tennis ,if you wanna see penalty shhot outs go to ATP , a big serve is useful ,very useful but NOT essential ,Serena ,Davenport,etc all have HUGE serves but still havent won a slam for a while ,so while it is an advantage ,if the rest of your game is good then you can still win ,it just means you do not get many chep points.
Elena has a dodgy serve no doubt, but her ground game and returning more than compensate and her losses I feel usually come from having her ground game "off" rather than purely for her serve ,and her serve can be deceptive ,in he rmatch today against Dani in set 3 one serve at 120kph followed by another at 171kph so u just do not know whats comming.
Camille Pin on the other hand has the worst serve i have seen and unfortunatley her ground game is not good so she will not survive.
So Long live the game of tennis and lets see rallies and points not bloody HUGE serves with little else..
Captain of the all new SS Dementieva
Once a Lena fan always a Lena fan