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Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

Having watched Serenas matches at the AO and Miami, I have seen enough to compare her current play versus that of 2002.

1. Serve - About the same with the a slight edge going to 2002. In some of her current matches her lst serve percentage has been a tad low.

2. Groundstokes - much better in 2002 due to being in superior physical condition. Her lower weight gave her added quickness and while her footwork was still lacking sometimes, she consistantly was in better position and so she went for more. Recently though she plays overall a bit smarter and her selection of what balls to kill has improved. So while groundies were physically better in 02 her ball selection has improved

3. Court Coverage - She was better in 2002 without a doubt.

4. Net Play - I believe she is better in 2007 if only for the reason she keeps coming regardless if makes an error.

5. Overall Form - 2002 was better, she had no problem with the rallys and point construction was better. Serena still will rally but seems to depend on her serve more in 2007.

6. Return of Service - Seems to have taken her return game to a new level in 2007. Her returns have never been more devastating.

7. Mental Toughness - equal but if I had to pick a year it would be 2007. What has occurred with regards to her comebacks this year is Amazing.

8. Overall - Serena still has to go some to equal 2002's form which I consider the highest level ever achieved in Women's tennis.

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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

i think u need to give the serena 2007 more tim to compare her to the serena of 2002.

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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

Obviously 2002.
btw there's a thread about this in the Serena forum
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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

Probably 2002.
But Serena 2007 is still good enough to beat anyone.

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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

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Obviously 2002.
btw there's a thread about this in the Serena forum

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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

her movement was definitely better in 2002

but her movement is still great now, especially compared to sharapova and others who do not have that natural gift
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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

Unless someone invented a machine to travel through time

IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER!

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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

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Unless someone invented a machine to travel through time

IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER!

erm, we're allowed to make comparisons

maybe you should take your pissy mood elsewhere?
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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

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erm, we're allowed to make comparisons

maybe you should take your pissy mood elsewhere?
I'm not in a pissy mood.
But these useless threads just keep on coming.

She beat most players back then.
She's beating most players now.

So it doesn't bloody matter.
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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

if this was a thread comparing daniela's 2002 IW win to her 2007 win.. would still feel this way? doubt it

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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

Serena 2002 was slightly better IMO

She was in a top physical shape and that was the difference
She was making less UEs because she moved better

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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

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if this was a thread comparing daniela's 2002 IW win to her 2007 win.. would still feel this way? doubt it
i would
win is a win

and daniela's game's not much different
the only difference is her mental state

she had nothing to lose in 2002, she started feeling pressure after reaching top 5
then her parents split up and she didn't take that well
the press started talking about her being anorexic
and then she got over it all
and won again
simple as that
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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

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I'm not in a pissy mood.
But these useless threads just keep on coming.

She beat most players back then.
She's beating most players now.

So it doesn't bloody matter.

Okay to you but you must understand you're not the only one in the universe!

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Venus and Serena ferocious grannies --- Kimiko Date Krumm great granny still doing her thing.
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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

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i would
win is a win

and daniela's game's not much different
the only difference is her mental state

she had nothing to lose in 2002, she started feeling pressure after reaching top 5
then her parents split up and she didn't take that well
the press started talking about her being anorexic
and then she got over it all
and won again
simple as that
seeing as you said you woulnd't feel thtat way.. this is an awful lot to say if you 'dont care'

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Re: Serena 2007 versus Serena 2002; which is better?

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seeing as you said you woulnd't feel thtat way.. this is an awful lot to say if you 'dont care'
But i wouldn't start a thread about it.
And i didn't compare her to the 2002 daniela.
All i said that Daniela can only win when she's focused
And doesn't need to worry about things off court.
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