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Male ATP players would have major problems to break Serena's serve...

...on grass.

Don't give me any of this "you can't compare mens and womens tennis" crap. At Wimby, Serena was serving at 115-125 mph just centimeters from the lines. No player on the ATP is breaking serve consistently against that level of serving on grass. No way.

Of course Serena would not be able to break serve either, but she would only be losing to Federer and Nadal by like 63 64, maybe even some tiebreaker sets, if she served the way she did in this Wimby... very impressive.
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Re: Male ATP players would have major problems to break Serena's serve...

Nadal beat Soderling 6-1 in one of the sets when serving much better than Serena could ever do. So I really doubt any tie break sets would occur.
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Re: Male ATP players would have major problems to break Serena's serve...

The men are constantly dealing with the likes of Roddick, Karlovic and Isner. If, by any chance, you think Serena has a better serve than these 3 you must be delusional. The men, who are more used to big serves, will eventually see patterns in her serving and use them to their advantage.
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Re: Male ATP players would have major problems to break Serena's serve...

well she is no 6 on the aces list and that's having won all her matches in straights at Wimbledon that's quite an achievement

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Re: Male ATP players would have major problems to break Serena's serve...

no freakin' way. Not 'major' problems. Especially when they are generally much better returners anyway.

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Re: Male ATP players would have major problems to break Serena's serve...

Just because except a few like Serena everyone in WTA specializes in double faults doesn't mean Serena is at ATP level

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Re: Male ATP players would have major problems to break Serena's serve...

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At Wimby, Serena was serving at 115-125 mph just centimeters from the lines.
This absolutely wrong Serena average first serve was around 110/115 mph the whole tourney, actually her best average was against Sharapova and here again she served around 113mph the whole match. Stop lying.
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Re: Male ATP players would have major problems to break Serena's serve...

it is not always about serving hard flat, the guys can serve a lot of variety(so can serena but not that level) + serena is not that tall + murray,nadal return all the serves they just can't handle the pace of the opponents forehand.... serena can't hit a Petzschner forehand...
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Re: Male ATP players would have major problems to break Serena's serve...

Serena's fastest serve at Wimbledon was 125 mph. The 10th fastest mens serve was 137mph from Tsonga.

Men are used to dealing with big serves, and I'm sorry but as soon as they got the ball back (which they would probably 95% of the time) Serena would be on the back foot because every other part of her game (FH, BH, net game, footwork.. EVERYTHING) is even further than the level of ATP players.

Don't be ridiculous.
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