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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2006, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down Zheng's serve is one of the worst in the Top 100

I really like Zheng's game but her serve is terrible. It's so slow

Her 1st serve is about 80mph

And yet she's won a doubles slam with it. The doubles version of Dementieva
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You don't need a big serve to do well in doubles...
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She just took Myskina to a third set, after winning the second set in 'Dubai in a tie-breaker.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2006, 04:45 PM
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Serve isn't everything in tennis.

Yes, it might help dishing out a few aces, but other than that, it doesn't really matter.
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You don't need a big serve to do well in doubles...

Exactly^

Also serve speed isn't always a good judgement of a good serve. If she slices her serves that's also really effective.

Venus Williams. Serena Williams.
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I really like Zheng's game but her serve is terrible. It's so slow

Her 1st serve is about 80mph

And yet she's won a doubles slam with it. The doubles version of Dementieva

Her serve is faster than 80 mph you moron...her serve isn't thattttt bad.

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2006, 07:53 PM
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Jie's serve isn't that bad It may be slow but at least it's consistent.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2006, 08:49 PM
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dementieva is better.......don't worry.....
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2006, 08:49 PM
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You know what I've found weird about Zheng? I remember in Doha in 2004, she beat Dokic second round and sort of challenged Myskina in the quarters, and Jelena and Myskina were both astounded by how amazingly hard she hit. But, I've seen her play, and she just doesn't, so I wonder why they said that?
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Exactly^

Also serve speed isn't always a good judgement of a good serve. If she slices her serves that's also really effective.
She definately doesnt have a slive serve...Saw her matches at watson challenge..Even mirza serves look better than her serves...
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Myskina pounded on many of her serves yesterday.

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You know what I've found weird about Zheng? I remember in Doha in 2004, she beat Dokic second round and sort of challenged Myskina in the quarters, and Jelena and Myskina were both astounded by how amazingly hard she hit. But, I've seen her play, and she just doesn't, so I wonder why they said that?
That's true. I've watched Zheng against Davenport and she smacking the ball but had no consisentsy. Yesterday there were spells but most of the time she was putting the ball in with not too much pace.

She reminds me of Evgenia Linetskaya
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Serve isn't everything in tennis.

Yes, it might help dishing out a few aces, but other than that, it doesn't really matter.
Your kidding right?
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 2006, 09:00 AM
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Umm, no her serve is not bad. Just because it's slow you shouldn't automatically assume it's one of the worst in the top 100. Look at Aniko Kapros.

I think Jie has a pretty unique style, she's been constantly changing her serve for a while now and I saw nothing wrong with it at the Australian Open doubles final.
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she don't have 6 doubles faults in a game
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