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How do you solve a problem like Serena?

Seriously, apart from breaking her legs or poisoning her, what can the other girls to give her trouble? Obviously Serena is bigger and stronger than the rest of the field but tennis is a game where brains can beat brawn. I thought today that she looked vulnerable on her backhand, especially the higher bouncing balls. Clijsters backhand seems to bother her. As well, maybe move her side to side before coming in. Any other (legal) ideas?
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Re: How do you solve a problem like Serena?

She isn't stronger than Venus, but Venus is lost and how can we find her if she can't find herself.

Anyway, in answer to your question, stick a fork in it.

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How do you solve a problem like Maria?

I thought this was going to be a rewritten version of the song from the Sound of Music
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Maria was very close from "solving" her, if not for numerous chokes on setpoints and breakpoints...and 19 aces from Williams, of course
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Re: How do you solve a problem like Serena?

Serena like all players is beatable but in a slam (when she is playing well) you need a little help like the hand, marianna alves and footfault, when she is not she still loses to routinely. Sometimes it takes playing the heninisque uso 08 level.

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Serena has the complete package. Intelligence and strength thank you. What part of her legacy can't you understand?

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Seriously, apart from breaking her legs or poisoning her, what can the other girls to give her trouble? Obviously Serena is bigger and stronger than the rest of the field but tennis is a game where brains can beat brawn. I thought today that she looked vulnerable on her backhand, especially the higher bouncing balls. Clijsters backhand seems to bother her. As well, maybe move her side to side before coming in. Any other (legal) ideas?
Oh shut the hell up amd go crawl under your rock She is not the biggest on the tour, I have seen others and they are losers. Besides, she did not muscle out Vera, she played superb tennis to win, so just shut the hell up
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Re: How do you solve a problem like Serena?

It takes an incredible effort before the QF. Once she gets to the quarters (aside from the French), she just seems like a different player. So in my opinion, if Serena is going to lose at the USO, AO, or Wimbledon, it's going to take an extraordinary effort by someone in the first week.
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I think Navratilova pointed something out in the studio that might throw Serena for a while - she said chip and charge on the second serve but nobody is doing that since Mauresmo left - Marinez Sanchez probably would have had she entered and played Serena but everyone else seems to play the exact same strategy against Serena and it clearly doesn't work. If you can draw her into enough long rallies that'd possibly take the sting out of her serve for a moment or 2 or at least throw her off her rhythm. The key to Serenas game is that serve so if you can somehow get her to lose rhythm on it or get enough first serves back then maybe you can have a shot at her. it is an amazing strength in her game and to have that in your back pocket everytime you step on court must feel terrific and give you such confidence.

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She isn't stronger than Venus, but Venus is lost and how can we find her if she can't find herself.

Anyway, in answer to your question, stick a fork in it.
In terms of physical strength, Venus isn't even in the same league as Serena.
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Maria was very close from "solving" her, if not for numerous chokes on setpoints and breakpoints...and 19 aces from Williams, of course
Winning 1 set = "solving" Serena
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Agressivity to the max. Something like Vaidisova in her past days. That's how you get close, or how you finish off Serena Williams.
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Re: How do you solve a problem like Serena?

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In terms of physical strength, Venus isn't even in the same league as Serena.
Well, they're tennis players now consider this, Venus hits the serve harder, she also hits harder off both wings. This is what the threadstarter was talking about when it said Serena is stronger than 'all the other girls'.

Now unless you've personally wrestled with the sisters in a UFC ring you have no other grounds on which to claim Serena is stronger than Venus. That information would be conpletely irrelevant anyway because the sisters are tennis players and Venus simply hits the ball harder.

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Re: How do you solve a problem like Serena?

Some haters have suggested she should join the ATP, because she is too strong for the WTA.
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