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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2007, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Do you judge a player by their second serve. A lot of experts tend to say the second serve of a player will determine career success. Generally, I feel this is true also.

Is a second serve indicative of a player's skill in GENERAL?
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I think this thread is fuckin' stupid. [/cliche]
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Re: Do you think?

Yeah, absolutely. It's great to have the big first serve, but in order to control your service games, you need good second serve. If we'll take Dementieve as example, she has super groundstrokes, but a terrible second serve. she can't control her service games. This is the reason she has never won a Grand Slam.

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Hingis. 5 grand slams.
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A lot of experts tend to say the second serve of a player will determine career success.

Is a second serve indicative of a player's skill in GENERAL?
Those are two seperate things. Yes, the second serve is a very important stroke and thus will on average have a big impact on a player's success. But those players who despite having a weak second serve succeed in having a great career need to have better overall skills to make up for that weakness.

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of course..All great players have a very good 2nd serve (including venus! Shes served well when shes winning slams)

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Hingis. 5 grand slams.
ohh yeah missed that one but thats a clear exception martina was out of this world

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Yes, it's a huge factor. Martina is the only recent exception I can think of, though her serve doesn't break-down, it's just not powerful.
Vee's 2nd serve can be total crap at times too.

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look at Molik's great second serve and what she is doing these days
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