Originally posted by tennisfun
can someone explain to me what does it mean by naturally talented? Her shots look to me too much of an effort because she has to use her whole body to generate the power. While on the other hand, serena just hit the ball effortlessly, and with amazing angles. Did anyone see that shot she made against Henin at the Italian open that even Henin had to clapped her hands? That's pure touch and court savvy. Is that naturally talented or what?
And since when using the whole body to generate power isn't talent?
Serena hits the ball effortlessy? so? that means she is stronger, it's obvious to anyone who has ever seen them that Serena is way bigger and stronger than Justine, Serena can generate power with her arms only, which allows her to hit winner when she is out of balance. Justine can't, that doesn't mean she isn't naturally talented, only that she isn't as naturally strong, the fact that she can generate power with her body build says a lot about her technique doesn't it?
Serena is one of the quickest, if not the quickest players in the tour, that allows her to get in a good position to shot the ball most of the times.
I am not saying Serena isn't naturally talented, just that you are totally confusing concepts.
On a side note, nobody taught Justine how to hit the backhand, if that's not natural talent, then what natural talent is?