her serve is very much better, i mean it was very dominat at that usopen 99', but now its more dominant than ever in her matches. also serena is much stronger than what she was back then, i mean when she is given pace, serena feels the need to send the ball back w/ even more. her return of serve, right now she has the best on the tour, monica and lindsay were conisdered the best, b/c they always attacked the second serve, serena did that as well, but since monica and linsday were considered "the starters" of it all, they were 1 and 2, anyway, serena's return of serve, i mean off the first serve, she is hitting winners, if the serve isn't placed well, the power seems not to bother her, good example is just to watch all her matches with venus, i mean venus would bomb 1 down aroun 115mph down the middle of the "T" and since it was right into serena's power zone, she would just take a crack at it, no one really can do this. serena also mentally has gotten better. she is very much so a totally different player from 99! i would say she has gotten even better since 2002, they way she was playing amelie at the Paris Indoors, this was the best i'd seen her serve since serving 100% against hingis at the 2001 usopen semis!
Follow Me! @CedricEarl