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Serena has the worst form I've ever seen.

Her one dimensional game is technically horrible. She strikes her forehands with authority and it is admitedly a pretty shot. Her backhand, at times, is a great shot as well.. but the girl is rarely in position, takes heiffer steps to the ball, and has the least variety (next to Sharapova) of any player I've seen this decade. Her slice is a complete joke and anything besides a HARD FLAT baseline shot just looks plain awkward.

I know, she wins, but it's intimidation, power and pure fight that gets her through matches and to the top of the game. She is not a raw tennis talent and her skills have completely been honed to be the power (and only power) game taught by Richard Williams.

Oh, and I can't blame her poor tennis form on Richard alone.. Venus has a much more technically sound game and can truly hit some beautiful shots AWAY from the baseline.

I make this post not to hate, but to point out that in order for someone to convince me they're the best of all time, they must have nice strokes to go along with that nice record.

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And her lack of form won her 8 grand slam titles and she is the most accomplished player of the era.
And are you basing this from the Henin match today? If so you should really get a reality check because Serena hardly ever used the backhand slice before this match. And in this match her strokes were off due to hand injury, more so on the backhand side.

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Re: Serena has the worst form I've ever seen.

Is this poster serious?

I've read a lot of Serena hate threads before, but this poster seems down right ignorant to Serena's game and success.

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Dang, Serena's greatness status is being held up by your need to be convinced. Shucks

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Re: Serena has the worst form I've ever seen.

Sure, I'm serious.

I'm making a simple point that her game is very unattractive to the tennis technician's eye.

She shows nothing unique in her game, besides her ability to muscle the ball... that is rooted in pure physical strength more so than skill.

I'm, by no means, trying to negate her achievements.. as she deserves respect for what she's accomplished, but her game isn't pretty.. any way you slice it.

Justine Henin is a natural, graceful tennis player. Serena Williams is an athlete.

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Re: Serena has the worst form I've ever seen.

What's wrong with being an athlete when playing a professional sport?
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Have you seen her serve? It is technically sound and the best on tour. Her second serve can only be rivaled by men with the amount of topspin placed on it. Why am I even responding to this post?
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What's wrong with being an athlete when playing a professional sport?
Nothing wrong, but it's nice to see a natural tennis talent at times too.

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Nothing wrong, but it's nice to see a natural tennis talent at times too.
So Serena is not naturally tennis talented omg

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Sure, I'm serious.

I'm making a simple point that her game is very unattractive to the tennis technician's eye.

She shows nothing unique in her game, besides her ability to muscle the ball... that is rooted in pure physical strength more so than skill.

I'm, by no means, trying to negate her achievements.. as she deserves respect for what she's accomplished, but her game isn't pretty.. any way you slice it.

Justine Henin is a natural, graceful tennis player. Serena Williams is an athlete.
I always thought the object of the game was to win, not be aesthetically pleasing in one person's opinion. Silly me!

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Re: Serena has the worst form I've ever seen.

You lost all credibility when you said Venus has a more technically sound game.

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You lost all credibility when you said Venus has a more technically sound game.
Exactly. Serena's game is much more sound than Venus'. I really don't know what this poster was thinking ...
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She may be right about Serena and Venus' tennis. I also think that Venus' tennis is more sound and technical than Serena's. But Serena is a greater fighter, and that brought her many more titles than Venus and the rest.

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She may be right about Serena and Venus' tennis. I also think that Venus' tennis is more sound and technical than Serena's. But Serena is a greater fighter, and that brought her many more titles than Venus and the rest.
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