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L. Davenport 17 21.79%
M. Sharapova 7 8.97%
E. Dementieva 29 37.18%
V. Williams 2 2.56%
M. Pierce 12 15.38%
T. Golovin 2 2.56%
J. Capriati 5 6.41%
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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2005, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Another fun poll ;)... most odd service motion?

I was thinking the other day... there are many players differing from the conventional motion... and here's who and why:

Lindsay Davenport: The wrist-over hand beginning before she tosses the ball... and that creepy SMILE
Venus Williams: very choppy
Elena Dementieva: her serve may be improving... but lack of rhythm and crazy ball toss
Jennifer Capriati- the LEG KICK
Mary Pierce- abrupt ball toss after hours of waiting to serve
Tatiana Golovin- sort of like Mary's... motion very quick and bouncy
Daniela Hantuchova- the head tilt and finishes crossing arms
Maria Sharapova- so deliberate and positions her racquet by her chin right before tossing
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Julia Vakulenko's is really weird....I thought this poll would have lots of lower ranked players who cant serve
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We'll stick to top 30 players
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Tati's serve has the coolest serve motion. It goes slow then quick all the sudden.

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no votes for Venus??
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uhh, if anything Lindsay's and Maria's service motions are textbook. There's nothing odd about them. Dani's is pretty orthodox as well. If you want to see odd serving, watch Meilen Tu

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nah lindsays isnt textbook - its noticable hers is different in the way that she puts her wrist over her other hand with the ball before she serves.... and the smile - its cute!

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nah lindsays isnt textbook - its noticable hers is different in the way that she puts her wrist over her other hand with the ball before she serves.... and the smile - its cute!
You can start with your hands in whatever position you want. You can hold the ball wherever you want as well, it doesn't make any difference. It's her stance and the motion itself that's textbook. And a smile isn't part of a service motion. Same with Mary, yeah she takes forever to serve but her motion is very orthodox.

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lindsay's may not be taught to alot of people and may look different, but its very fluid and it never breaks down. one of the best serves if not the best.
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