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Does any player have a higher ball toss than Jana Novotna?

I was just thinking about the longest serving actions of the girls...Novotna I reckon has the highest ball toss of all time, and Pierce certainly had the LONGEST serving "action" which frequently involved fiddling with her hair and eyes!

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Re: Does any player have a higher ball toss than Jana Novotna?

As for the ball toss i think Bammer and Serra-Zanetti are good examples...

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i duno how to spell it but denisia chadklova? has a high toss. Sharapova is the one who takes ages to serve, i almost fall asleep

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Re: Does any player have a higher ball toss than Jana Novotna?

The highest ball toss I've ever seen is Hrbaty on the men's side



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Re: Does any player have a higher ball toss than Jana Novotna?

Not forgetting Graf had a high ball toss as well.

I wonder who has the smallest ball toss??

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Re: Does any player have a higher ball toss than Jana Novotna?

Steffi Graf had a pretty high toss, but she timed it so well that it didn't
give her too much trouble. But on the men's side, definately Hrbaty!
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Re: Does any player have a higher ball toss than Jana Novotna?

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Not forgetting Graf had a high ball toss as well.

I wonder who has the smallest ball toss??
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Not forgetting Graf had a high ball toss as well.

I wonder who has the smallest ball toss??
Conchita's was very very low

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Re: Does any player have a higher ball toss than Jana Novotna?

Graf, mary Joe fernandez, Seles, Chadklova, Bammer, Suarez......
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and ironically, her groundstroke shots are much higher than her toss
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and ironically, her groundstroke shots are much higher than her toss
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Re: Does any player have a higher ball toss than Jana Novotna?

If I remember correctly, Peng Shuai has (or at least had) a high ball toss.

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Re: Does any player have a higher ball toss than Jana Novotna?

Lucie Safarova has a really low ball toss. Its only in the air for like a tenth of a second before she hits it

Seems pretty effective though
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Ivan Lendl on the men's side had a ridiculously high ball toss. I used to think that he faulted now and then because he lost the ball in the air.
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Not forgetting Graf had a high ball toss as well.

I wonder who has the smallest ball toss??
I haven't seen enough WTA players to know, but dating myself and for you old timers, I remember Roscoe Tanner had a very low toss (I mean he hit the ball as soon as it leaves his hand) left handed serve that was the most powerful in his era of tennis. He had many aces, but inconsistent ground strokes killed him.
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