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Martina's serve has improved a lot IMO

She was serving really hard and well-placed.Many of her serves were over 170kmh.
IMO she can serve hard if she wants,but she's too lazy to do it always.
I hope her serve won't let her down.

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didn't she make like 4 aces yesterday?
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Re: Martina's serve has improved a lot IMO

I'm more interested in the second serve. Martina's first serve while never a big weapon, was never a huge liability.

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Re: Martina's serve has improved a lot IMO

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She was serving really hard and well-placed.Many of her serves were over 170kmh.
IMO she can serve hard if she wants,but she's too lazy to do it always.
I hope her serve won't let her down.
I would not say so, she is hitting her first serves harder i agree but she does not have a high percent of those in, and her second serve still sucks :s so..

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Um how often did she hold yesterday?
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her second serve was pretty awful yesterday--it's just waiting to be spanked for a winner. She consistantly starts the point in a very defensive position.
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Her second serve

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Re: Martina's serve has improved a lot IMO

Martina still needs work on her 2nd serve.

Usually she's pretty good about keeping her first serve well placed enough to be un-attackable

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her second serve was pretty awful yesterday--it's just waiting to be spanked for a winner. She consistantly starts the point in a very defensive position.
No it wasn't pretty awful. It was just Justine who pounded every second serve. The return of serve of Justine is underrated. Justine enjoys beating the crap out of her second serve.
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No it wasn't pretty awful. It was just Justine who pounded every second serve. The return of serve of Justine is underrated. Justine enjoys beating the crap out of her second serve.
Well, the top players know how to take advantage of a weak second serve. A lot of them were just middle of the box and slow
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Enna crushed the sh-t out of it yesterday.
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Her serve has improved. You can't use Henin return as a gauge for it because Henin also spanks Linds return at will. JHH is a pretty good returner (she has to be, to be so short-limbed and still break Linds, Shara etc). Hingis' placement was great, and her second serve wasn't bad. I thought the rallies were the determinant factors in the match.
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3 Ace's... she dont unsed to IN those as I remember.. Im glad for the improving.. of course .. theres a lot to do.. but certainly she is adaptating her game to the actual..

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Isn't it 10th or 20th thread about it this year?
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