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Maria's new serve looks great

I was at the match tonight in San Diego and Maria has changed her serve finally! Her motion is a little shorter and more fluid . Pete Fisher has done a great job. It will take a lot of pressure off her shoulder and she looks to be a lot more confident on the big points. It may take a while for her to get complete confidence in it but in the short time since Wimbledon it really looks good.It looks a bit like Wayne Arthurs only he is left handed. She was also looking very fit and seemed to be enjoying herself a lot more out there. I really think she will be rrady to defend her US open in a few weeks.
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I was at the match tonight in San Diego and Maria has changed her serve finally!
Really? So she change the movement on her serve? Very interesting! Thanks for info! Can you say something about the speed of serve?
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yeah, i'd really like to know the speed of the serve, too. approx. fastest serve. and also uhm. and her average ?

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and did she win lotsa points on it? service winners i mean. and also her finishing shots? (winners)

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how's her 2nd serve like?? its probably more important tt she improved her 2nd serve seeing tt it was breaking down under pressure the last few months..

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new service motion for masha!

i'm trying to picture in my mind a mix of masha's old serve and wayne arthurs' serve.

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Cant wait to see it! But I cant imagine it looking like Arthur's...

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Hope we can see a video of her new service motion soon

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Re: Maria's new serve looks great

this vid is from a week ago at WTT.. the video isn't that clear though...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jsYsk_7ybfY

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tMtSA0atusQ
^about 4 minutes into this vid
she changed the take back. it's now a bit shorter.

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9 aces
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1st serve % 61%
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Maria served 8 games.
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She finally changed it. That's good.
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pfff serving well against Tanasugarn isn't not a true test of how it will hold up in big matches. i'd be happy to see her fix it though even if i don't like her.
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let's see how the serve holds up in a big match first....until she gets comfortable and confident with it in big matches it won't make that much difference (and that's not hating)

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