Serena's serve isn't a great shot. I have far more respect for other parts of her game than her serve, which pretty much just relies on brute strength for its effectiveness.
are u new to tennis? I'm asking seriously and not trying to be insulting.
No question, Serena can muscle a serve like no ones business, but that's just one of many reasons why her serve is such a great weapon.
It all starts with her ball toss, that's the biggest key. She is able to get the ball in the same spot each time and more remarkable she uses the same toss for all her serves. Usually u can watch your opponent and gage where the serve is going to go because most people give it away on the toss. Since Serena's motion is the same you can't read it, she has total disguise.
Next ingredient is variety. Serena produces aces going wide hitting angles as well as going down the "T". So she's got the flat fast serve that u mentioned, the angled serve which usually isn't even a fast serve, she's got a spin serve which again doesn't rely on speed, slice serve, and her legendary kick serve.
So the notion that Serena's serve is merely a "brute" serve is faulty (excuse the bad pun...
)- but seriously, there's no truth in that. Had u criticized Venus for that I might be a little more inclined to agree.
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