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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2007, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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why do women double fault more than men?

do u have an explanation?? cause i'm following the live scores of the matches and poutchokova is making plenty of DFs and krajicek too.
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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

Lack of maturity. They simply can't handle the points where they have pressure upon their shoulders.
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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

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Lack of maturity. They simply can't handle the points where they have pressure upon their shoulders.
Uhm no, im thinking less spin on 2nd serve

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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

It must be somehow gender related like women aren't used to put pressure on sth as they normally receive sth

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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

because of the strengh maybe? with more strengh they can make the ball spins faster
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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

most women cant serve...........

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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

Men can hit spin or kick serve.

Most women hit flat or slice 2nd serves.I think women also aren't as mottoricaly talented and some lack maturity I think...


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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

Its all in the wrist. Most women don't have the wrist strength to generate consistently heavy kick serves. Serena and Molik are good exceptions.

Which is why Venus's second serve is all that more frustrating. She has no business hitting 120 MPH first serves and not hitting heavy kickers for the second delivery.

Thats another thing, women emphasize MPH, rather than spin. You might see a Nadal hit second serve averages around 90, and a Justine at 90, but the former has way more spin on it. The women would be better served learning that kick, albeit at maybe 75 MPH, than just hitting it hard and hoping it goes in.
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Re: why do women double fault more than men?


Because their breasts get in the way!!

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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

it's all about the kickserve
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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

Yeah the men have more of an ability to consistently hit with considerably more spin than the women. I dont believe it's to do with strength though, because players like Serena, Lindsay etc can produce a lot of spin, particulary on the second serve. It's all about technique, the women tend to go for more pace in most aspects of the game these days. Men go for more margin with topspin.
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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

Plus the technical part aside, I think the serve receives more focus from boys learning the game than girls. I am waiting for coaches to emphasize the serve when teaching young girls instead of adding it as an afterthought to "start the point".
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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

I think it can be a combination of all those things as to why the fault a lot but I think its also because the women IMO go for more on their second serve because in the women's game its much easier to break your opponents serve so when they get a second serve despite the nerves and all that I feel like they may try for more

the reason i say this is because on WTA tour you see alot more breaks of serve in general and you often see players break their opponents to win the match or set or whatever but on the ATP tour getting 1 break in a set can in some cases guarantee you that set victory as long as you take care of ur serve but in the womens game a 1 break lead isn't seen as a big hurdle unless you don't have a good return game

but thats just my theory on it
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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

Because Dementieva hopelessly skews the averages, that's why.

Seriously, I think the physical differences between men and women (height, muscle mass, forearm and wrist strength) make a big difference.

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Re: why do women double fault more than men?

i would probably be banned if i give a proper explanation. i'm trying to decide whether that would be a good or a bad thing. all i will say is that i enjoyed watching the cincinnati masters at the pub tonight and i will looking to watching a lot more when i get home on Wednesday after a 24 hour flight
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