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View Poll Results: If you could only Choose one, which would it be?
The Dreaded Serena Serve? 110 50.93%
The Devasting Graf Forehand? 39 18.06%
The Crisp, Point ending Nav' Volleys? 5 2.31%
The Virtuoso Henin Backhand? 12 5.56%
The Cunning Hingis Court Sense? 50 23.15%
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If you had to choose, which would you rather have?

If you could only have one and why?

I think it's an interesting choice. While not the only GOAT weapons, these were the ones that came to my mind quickest. Feel free to suggest others. In fact, maybe I'll edit the poll to include an "other" choice. (if that's possible)

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Re: If you had to choose, which would you'd rather have?

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Re: If you had to choose, which would you'd rather have?

Serena's five Melbourne titles or Venus' five Wimbledon titles...after Paris we can include Justine's five Parisian titles.
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Sorry, didn't get the poll up in time.

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Serena's five Melbourne titles or Venus' five Wimbledon titles...after Paris we can include Justine's five Parisian titles.
Ludwig!!!! Where have you been?

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Re: If you had to choose, which would you'd rather have?

Cheapest points in the game...Serena's Serve...

...I can beat most people on one leg with that serve.

All those other talents would also require me to move and I'm getting older.
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Re: If you had to choose, which would you'd rather have?

Hingis' court sense hands down.
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Re: If you had to choose, which would you'd rather have?

Anything that belongs to Martina, really

But Imagine someone with all those five

This can't last. This misery can't last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There'll come a time in the future when I shan't mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don't want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days.
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Re: If you had to choose, which would you'd rather have?

The Dreaded Serena Serve.
cheap points,mentally break down your opponent easier like to mentally weak opponents henin.
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Anything that belongs to Martina, really

But Imagine someone with all those five
Roger Federer.

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Re: If you had to choose, which would you'd rather have?

Lindsay's ball striking abilities. Hearing that sound every time.

From the poll, Serena's serve. Definitely for me because my serve is without question my worst shot.
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Re: If you had to choose, which would you'd rather have?

Serena's serve, Graf's forehand are the superweapons of women's tennis - they have won both won not only matches but slam titles when the rest of their game was patchy.

The same can be said of Nav's volleys, but of course for her volleys to be working she had to be serving well...and she is a really a rival for Serena in terms of the greatest server of all time. So between those three things I would say, because I'm a biased and obssessive fan...Serena's serve.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
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Roger Federer.
I meant in women tennis

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Re: If you had to choose, which would you rather have?

Serena's serve. A serve like that IMMEDIATELY puts fear into your opponent that they're going to be under pressure on their service games because they're (more than likely) not going to get into your service games, and they'd feel like they're playing from behind at the start.

If I ranked them:
1. Serena
2. Hingis
3. Navratilova
4. Henin
5. Graf

Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
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Serena's serve, Graf's forehand are the superweapons of women's tennis - they have won both won not only matches but slam titles when the rest of their game was patchy.

The same can be said of Nav's volleys, but of course for her volleys to be working she had to be serving well...and she is a really a rival for Serena in terms of the greatest server of all time. So between those three things I would say, because I'm a biased and obssessive fan...Serena's serve.
Yeah, with Nav' it was a hard choice because she did a FEW things really well. I was considering putting her slice instead of volleys, but then I could have made an argument for Steffi's slice as well. Nav', of course had a great serve, but it wasn't as devastating and demoralizing as Serena's so I went with something else of hers. I didn't want to have two of anything in the poll. Also, I don't think you should minimize Hingis' court sense. It was, aside from perhaps her bh down the line, her greatest "weapon" and more dependable then her strokes. The stretch, for me, was Henin's backhand. It's not exactly a "weapon" so much as a "tool" of the highest order. It allows her to do a great many other things, but as far as being a match winning weapon, , it's a stretch.

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