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Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 0 0%
Donna Vekic 0 0%
Ana Konjuh 2 40.00%
Ajla Tomljanovic 0 0%
other 3 60.00%
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2015, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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The Croatian serve

There is something in the Croatian water that causes many of their tennis players to have great serves. Most famously, Goran Ivanisevic is one of the best servers in tennis history, and judging by all the ace records that he holds, he may be the best one. Ivo Karlovic isn't too far behind.

This extends to the women's side with Ajla Tomljanovic, Donna Vekic, Ana Konjuh, and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. So my question is what is the reason(s) for this? Obviously, height does help and many of these players are quite tall, but is the serve also a point of emphasis in Croatian tennis development? Or is it all a coincidence?

Out of the four women's players mentioned (or someone else), who do you think has the best serve? They're all pretty good.
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Re: The Croatian serve

Fett and Ali Balić are also decent servers cosindering their height

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Petra Martic ofc.


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Re: The Croatian serve

I am voting for Petra Martic, because as a frustrated Marta-fanboy I want her to finally win something. LOL

But seriously, all the players mentioned in the poll have very good first serves. But as Pete Sampras once mentioned, your serve is only as good as your second serve. And this is why I am voting for Petra, because I think she has the best kick-serve from all the Croatian players.

If the question was “who has the best serve under pressure?”, I would be voting differently.

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