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Serena's Serve, Nadal's speed, Roger's Forehand, and Venus' reach......

And Excerpt from Serena's Post Match interview after Winning her 13th Grand Slam Title:

Q. Is there a stroke you wish you could have? If you sat down and said, If only I could have somebody's backhand, forehand, volley, especially when you were growing up?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, I think if I'd build the perfect game. I'd have Nadal's speed. I'd have like, I don't know, Roger's forehand. I would keep my serve so it can kind of keep it even. Then I don't know. Maybe Venus' reach.


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Re: Serena's Serve, Nadal's speed, Roger's Forehand, and Venus' reach......

She knows her serve is the shit so of course she'd keep it.

I'd take prime Blake's forehand.
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If a women pro were speaking truthfully they would take every aspect of a top mens players game before their own. Heck Nadals serve which for a top man sucks is probably better than Serenas straight up ignoring gender inequality, and Serenas is the best ever for a women. So imagine the serves of Roddick, Federer, or Karlovic which are twice what Nadals puny mens serve is.
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nah man...Serena's serve is the BOMB!

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She knows her serve is the shit so of course she'd keep it.

I'd take prime Blake's forehand.
Oh Yea!! How dare she pick Federer's Forehand over Blake's forehand when it's DEAD ON!

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If a women pro were speaking truthfully they would take every aspect of a top mens players game before their own. Heck Nadals serve which for a top man sucks is probably better than Serenas straight up ignoring gender inequality, and Serenas is the best ever for a women. So imagine the serves of Roddick, Federer, or Karlovic which are twice what Nadals puny mens serve is.
Naw, I'm sorry, but Serena's Serve is one of the Best in History PERIOD! Man, Woman, Dog! Is she were in the Men's draw serving like that, she'd be in the Finals for sure.

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nah man...Serena's serve is the BOMB!

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She knows her serve is the shit so of course she'd keep it.

I'd take prime Blake's forehand.
The most brainless out of the brainless ballbashers over Roger?

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If a women pro were speaking truthfully they would take every aspect of a top mens players game before their own. Heck Nadals serve which for a top man sucks is probably better than Serenas straight up ignoring gender inequality, and Serenas is the best ever for a women. So imagine the serves of Roddick, Federer, or Karlovic which are twice what Nadals puny mens serve is.
Not unless he's on.

And Monfils is faster than Rafa.
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Federers forehand is way better than Blakes. Anyone who watched their matches knows this. Blake does nothing better than Federer except hit the high backhands.

And Monfils is not a better mover on the tennis court than Nadal. He would be in a pure sprint on the track maybe (although that would be very close) but on a tennis court Nadal moves by far better.
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I'd take Fernando Gonzales' forehand over all of them, that thing is a beast. And Serena has a better serve than some of the men players especially when it comes to placement and clutchness

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If a women pro were speaking truthfully they would take every aspect of a top mens players game before their own. Heck Nadals serve which for a top man sucks is probably better than Serenas straight up ignoring gender inequality, and Serenas is the best ever for a women. So imagine the serves of Roddick, Federer, or Karlovic which are twice what Nadals puny mens serve is.
I completely disagree with this..... a good serve is a good serve. Serena gets a lot of kick and Angles....

Roddicks is fast but he doesnt get the angles she does. 90 Aces is no joke.....An Ace is an Ace...the woman arent that slow that if a man was on court they wouldnt be able to get a racquet on the ball...

She probably should have said Nadal's movement, and not speed. hes not the fastest....but good foot work....Venus' reach. I don know most of the men arent at net.....neither are the woman so....

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I'd take Fernando Gonzales' forehand over all of them, that thing is a beast. And Serena has a better serve than some of the men players especially when it comes to placement and clutchness
exactly, Serena throws down aces when it matters.... break points/ set points/ match points against.... not just when shes on top of her game.

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Re: Serena's Serve, Nadal's speed, Roger's Forehand, and Venus' reach......

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And Excerpt from Serena's Post Match interview after Winning her 13th Grand Slam Title:

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, I think if I'd build the perfect game. I'd have Nadal's speed. I'd have like, I don't know, Roger's forehand. I would keep my serve so it can kind of keep it even. Then I don't know. Maybe Venus' reach.

If you include men then her analogy makes no sense. A perfect player would be something like-

Speed/Court Movement- Nadal or Monfils
Backhand-Nadal?
Forehand-Federer
Return of Serve-Federer
Serve-Karlovic
Reach-Karlovic(6' 10")

The reason 7 footers don't dominate tennis is that they are too slow. If you could do the impossible and make a 7 footer with a shorter players' speed/quickness they would be literally unbeatable.

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If you include men then her analogy makes no sense. A perfect player would be something like-

Speed/Court Movement- Nadal or Monfils
Backhand-Nadal?
Forehand-Federer
Return of Serve-Federer
Serve-Karlovic
Reach-Karlovic(6' 10")

The reason 7 footers don't dominate tennis is that they are too slow. If you could do the impossible and make a 7 footer with a shorter players' speed/quickness they would be literally unbeatable.
She wanted to make it at least somewhat fair to the other women if you read her response.
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