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Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

8 aces only 2 doubles so far through about a set and a half. Damnit!!!!!
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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

she is playing Tammy afterall. She isn't afraid of a weak second serve getting smacked for a return winner and that helps a lot imo.
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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

Depends. Who's she playing?


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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

Make it 9 aces
She has changed her motion so maybe that's had an effect. Still I don't want to get my hopes up. It's only one match.

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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

Now we won't have flying excuses coming from the Maria fans on this board when she loses...
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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

Wait for a match when the returner can make her pay for a weak second serve

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Make it 9 aces
She has changed her motion so maybe that's had an effect. Still I don't want to get my hopes up. It's only one match.
What does her new motion look like? Can you describe it?
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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

Her serve stats were good against Sugiyama. I want to see how she does against a capable player.

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What does her new motion look like? Can you describe it?
It's just the old one abbreviated - shorter takeback and swing.
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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

its a little bit abbreviated and a bit cleaner. rather "roundish" i dont know. but she still does the knee-bend thing. its hard to describe it

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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

I think we will really know if her serve is back after her match against Venus in semis.
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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

I hope her serve is back.

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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

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It's just the old one abbreviated - shorter takeback and swing.

Heard the service speed was also faster, in WTT....not sure about this match though

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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

A more abbreviated swing tends to lessen the wear and tear on the shoulder.
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Re: Well, it appears Maria's serve is back

As expected...
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