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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2005, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Your serve motion :)

Since we're talking about women's serve motions why not talk about our own motions?
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Mine begins like Henin-Hardenne's and ends like Pierce's

Perhaps like Kuznetsova's overall but I have a full swing rather than a simplified one.
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To be honest, mine has a bit of Venus's in it.. meaning its not the best technique
but also, theres a bit of Serena and Justine too.... My start is like Venus, my contact point is like Serena, and my follow through is like Justine..
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Honestly I have a horrible serve. Until the other day, I throw the ball to the other side of me and swing, causing lots of faults. i don't double fault a lot though because I literally FLOAT my 2nd serve over and hope I can handle when someone tries to hit a winner off it.

Sometimes I have streaks where I have a rhythm and can even ace my opponents with my shitty service motion.

The other day I realized my fatal flaw (well someone who was watching my match did) and told me to throw the ball more towards me and aim with my racket and after that I actually hit a few aces, one was a 2nd serve ace. So I've been tinkering with that service motion. By the way, I'm mostly a fighter when I play tennis. I have a horrible serve...a great forehand, a shaky but acceptable one handed backhand, (when on, I've recently switched from a stable-to-good two handed backhand) good volleys and a pretty decent drop shot. The one match where I served at like 35% first serves I still won 6-2, 6-2. But I guess that's because I was playing someone who just fed my forehand ALL THE TIME.

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I'm not very good, but I copy Pat Rafter's serve.
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post #6 of 52 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2005, 08:18 PM
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mine is just a simple lefty serve that alot of lefties have lol.
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At 6'3 I must have the worse serve in the world, I judt put it in the air and hit it. Have an awful motion, if it goes in all good

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I have a combination of Conchita Martinez and Elena Dementieva's serves...

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My motion has changed several times. Most recently it resembles Elena Likhotseva's. How her tossing arm and body move in one solid quick motion. It's easier to have a consistent ball toss, at least for me anyway.

Really, don't even look at me...
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omg it´s my worse shot i don´t even wanna think about him let him alone

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i tried to hit a serve like Venus once and i almost broke my back
so i tried Serena's instead. but the speed is like dementievas
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oh my serve is already in motion if i slow it more turtles will be passing it in secs. such a hard shot to make drop shots are so much easier

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Mine looks a lot like Davenport's serve, my first serve that is. If i miss the first, I'm too shitty to hit a double fault, so I just stand still and hit a soft overhead wich results in a second serve where the ball just falls behind the net. But there's one advantage: in the beginning of the match I tend to hit a few aces with my second, because the persons who I play against don't expect it to be THAT soft

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i tried to hit a serve like Venus once and i almost broke my back
so i tried Serena's instead. but the speed is like dementievas

i burst out laughing when i read "you nearly broke you back"!"". lol


i have a Serve like Venus' and it is really effective. I sreve like Venus early in the game, but then like Serena later in the game because it is more relialbe anc can produce aces and good placed serves, however i love the power i get when i serve like Venus...and because i have the same forehand style and the open stance backhand just like Venus, serving like her helps in that way as well.

i have tried serving like Lindsay a couple of times and it can be effective but it is few and far between.
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post #15 of 52 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2005, 08:39 PM
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Half way between Patty and Serena.

And I'm a lefty


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