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Davenselesport
Jul 4th, 2005, 01:52 PM
I was thinking the other day... there are many players differing from the conventional motion... and here's who and why:

Lindsay Davenport: The wrist-over hand beginning before she tosses the ball... and that creepy SMILE
Venus Williams: very choppy
Elena Dementieva: her serve may be improving... but lack of rhythm and crazy ball toss
Jennifer Capriati- the LEG KICK
Mary Pierce- abrupt ball toss after hours of waiting to serve
Tatiana Golovin- sort of like Mary's... motion very quick and bouncy
Daniela Hantuchova- the head tilt :) and finishes crossing arms
Maria Sharapova- so deliberate and positions her racquet by her chin right before tossing

Mattographer
Jul 4th, 2005, 01:54 PM
Irina Selyutina

:Rawwb:
Jul 4th, 2005, 01:58 PM
Julia Vakulenko's is really weird....I thought this poll would have lots of lower ranked players who cant serve

Chunchun
Jul 4th, 2005, 02:00 PM
Lindsay :tape:

Davenselesport
Jul 4th, 2005, 02:01 PM
We'll stick to top 30 players ;)

Oneofakind0490
Jul 4th, 2005, 02:02 PM
Tati's serve has the coolest serve motion. It goes slow then quick all the sudden.

Davenselesport
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:24 PM
no votes for Venus??

SilK
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:25 PM
Buphati... :haha:

But he's not a girl, but still! :p

rightous
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:30 PM
OMG how could any of you forget Clarisa Fernadez

Derek.
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:33 PM
Lindsay. :scared:

Foot_Fault
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:38 PM
I think Lindsay's motion is simple, cool, and EFFECTIVE

alexusjonesfan
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:41 PM
uhh, if anything Lindsay's and Maria's service motions are textbook. There's nothing odd about them. Dani's is pretty orthodox as well. If you want to see odd serving, watch Meilen Tu :o

lindsayno1
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:43 PM
nah lindsays isnt textbook - its noticable hers is different in the way that she puts her wrist over her other hand with the ball before she serves.... and the smile - its cute!

alexusjonesfan
Jul 4th, 2005, 03:52 PM
nah lindsays isnt textbook - its noticable hers is different in the way that she puts her wrist over her other hand with the ball before she serves.... and the smile - its cute!

You can start with your hands in whatever position you want. You can hold the ball wherever you want as well, it doesn't make any difference. It's her stance and the motion itself that's textbook. And a smile isn't part of a service motion. Same with Mary, yeah she takes forever to serve but her motion is very orthodox.

LindsayRocks89
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:34 PM
lindsay's may not be taught to alot of people and may look different, but its very fluid and it never breaks down. one of the best serves if not the best.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:37 PM
Pierce, only because she takes an hour to serve.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:38 PM
lindsay's may not be taught to alot of people and may look different, but its very fluid and it never breaks down. one of the best serves if not the best.

I LOVE how Lindsay serves. It's so unique. I love the way she crosses her arms before she tosse, and there's like a rhythm that goes with her serve.

sartrista7
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:38 PM
There is nothing different about Davenport's at all. That's why it's so reliable.

I'm surprised Conchita hasn't been mentioned yet. Who knows what she could have achieved had she considered doing something radical like letting the ball rise above her head before she hit it.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:43 PM
There is nothing different about Davenport's at all. That's why it's so reliable.

I'm surprised Conchita hasn't been mentioned yet. Who knows what she could have achieved had she considered doing something radical like letting the ball rise above her head before she hit it.

Name one player who has a serve like Davenport's. I can't think of any.

Pengwin
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:44 PM
Lindsay's is freaky. I tried to serve like that and it went about 3 metres long.

Also that smile is :eek: :scared:

blumaroo
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:45 PM
Dechy's motion freaks me out for some reason. And Hantuchova's as well.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:46 PM
Lindsay's is freaky. I tried to serve like that and it went about 3 metres long.

Also that smile is :eek: :scared:

:haha: :haha: I thought I was the only one that noticed the smile EVERYTIME.

Dava
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:48 PM
Julia Vakulenko...She serves with her right foot forward...maybe shes right handed but left footed.

Natalie Dechy & Meilen Tu...cos they seemingly serve in slow motion.

Sanra Klienova...it just looks all wrong

Tatiana Panova...doesnt put her raquet and the ball together before she serves, cant imgine how she times the shot. Also shes so small she kinda doesnt hit it in the right spot in the air...its hard to explain but I know what I mean

rightous
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:49 PM
Also Kapros' serve is scary (I think she is going to hit herself)

Davenselesport
Jul 4th, 2005, 05:30 PM
You can start with your hands in whatever position you want. You can hold the ball wherever you want as well, it doesn't make any difference. It's her stance and the motion itself that's textbook. And a smile isn't part of a service motion. Same with Mary, yeah she takes forever to serve but her motion is very orthodox.


Duh you can position yourself however you want::: thats how its DIFFERENT
serve motion= point they step up to the line until they get read for the next show

Davenselesport
Jul 4th, 2005, 05:31 PM
Julia Vakulenko...She serves with her right foot forward...maybe shes right handed but left footed.

Natalie Dechy & Meilen Tu...cos they seemingly serve in slow motion.

Sanra Klienova...it just looks all wrong

Tatiana Panova...doesnt put her raquet and the ball together before she serves, cant imgine how she times the shot. Also shes so small she kinda doesnt hit it in the right spot in the air...its hard to explain but I know what I mean


I remember exactly what you mean about Panova... it is odd

volta
Jul 4th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Lindsay always does a smile or something with her face when she is serving :lol: i find that funny

:Rawwb:
Jul 4th, 2005, 05:41 PM
Buphati... :haha:

But he's not a girl, but still! :p

Yeah..his is.....unique, but it is so so effective

Shonami Slam
Jul 4th, 2005, 06:13 PM
the poll is nice, the names given are really mainstrem textbook serves.

alexusjonesfan
Jul 4th, 2005, 06:39 PM
Duh you can position yourself however you want::: thats how its DIFFERENT
serve motion= point they step up to the line until they get read for the next show

by that definition, everyone on the WTA has an odd motion :retard:. Lindsay's footing, the takeback, the toss, the follow through, it's all classic and smooth. It's a bit concerning that all these Lindsay fans think she has a unique serve.

Knizzle
Jul 4th, 2005, 06:41 PM
Lindsay is definitely different, but so effective.

Davenselesport
Jul 4th, 2005, 06:44 PM
by that definition, everyone on the WTA has an odd motion :retard:. Lindsay's footing, the takeback, the toss, the follow through, it's all classic and smooth. It's a bit concerning that all these Lindsay fans think she has a unique serve.

thread killer :rolleyes:

V-MAC
Jul 4th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Amy Frazier's service motion is unusual if I am thinking of the correct player.

Pengwin
Jul 4th, 2005, 06:50 PM
Chris Evert's was weird too

Vamos Feńa
Jul 4th, 2005, 07:03 PM
Dokic's serve was funny :)
5 quick bounces (when 1st serve) and a tounge coming often after 3rd bounce :D ;) (To tell you, I'm doin' the same when serving at volleyball) :D
Kleinova's serve is weird :tape:
Lena B. with high ball bounce and a big number of bounces ;)
Lena L. when I see her serving she looks like a robot :D ;) it's so funny, sorry, it's just hilarious 4 me :p

lindsayno1
Jul 4th, 2005, 07:22 PM
Marias bouncing of the ball is weird...its so slow...and high!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 4th, 2005, 07:22 PM
Marias bouncing of the ball is weird...its so slow...and high!

And she always bounces it twice I've noticed. But I guess little things like that help consistency.

Davenselesport
Jul 4th, 2005, 08:15 PM
Dokic's serve was funny :)
5 quick bounces (when 1st serve) and a tounge coming often after 3rd bounce :D ;) (To tell you, I'm doin' the same when serving at volleyball) :D
Kleinova's serve is weird :tape:
Lena B. with high ball bounce and a big number of bounces ;)
Lena L. when I see her serving she looks like a robot :D ;) it's so funny, sorry, it's just hilarious 4 me :p


All very accurate!! Funny how we all notice the same things.




---DOES ANYONE REMEMBER BACK IN 01-02 WHEN SERENA WAS MADE FUN OF FOR BOUNCING THE BALL 400 TIMES BEFORE SHE SERVED? :lol:

*abby*
Jul 4th, 2005, 08:19 PM
marion bartoli

Spunky83
Jul 4th, 2005, 08:24 PM
Lindsay's is freaky. I tried to serve like that and it went about 3 metres long.

Also that smile is :eek: :scared:

Really? I have a similar serving motion (although you canīt really copy hers;)) and it turns out pretty fine. I found out that itīs much easier on the shoulder to serve like she does but well a lot of players today donīt do that gigantic loop anymore (Roddick, Momo). Itīs effective...looks weird maybe but I donīt care;)

But I DONīT do that crazy womanīs smile...at least I donīt think so :unsure:


:lol:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 4th, 2005, 08:25 PM
All very accurate!! Funny how we all notice the same things.




---DOES ANYONE REMEMBER BACK IN 01-02 WHEN SERENA WAS MADE FUN OF FOR BOUNCING THE BALL 400 TIMES BEFORE SHE SERVED? :lol:

Maybe she should start doing that again, because she served so much better then.

Spunky83
Jul 4th, 2005, 08:26 PM
Marias bouncing of the ball is weird...its so slow...and high!

one...two...three...it does look like slow-mo, but maybe itīs just because sheīs soo tall :lol:

Kelly
Jul 4th, 2005, 09:33 PM
the smile is great........and it looks cool on photos..like its posed or something....its the face after the contact point thats funny

Spunky83
Jul 4th, 2005, 09:37 PM
the smile is great........and it looks cool on photos..like its posed or something....its the face after the contact point thats funny

No kiddinī...;) "Ball, will you marry me?"

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20050622/capt.xwim18106221751.wimbledon_britain_tennis_xwim 181.jpg

lindsayno1
Jul 4th, 2005, 09:37 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050630/capt.xwim11906301750.britain_wimbledon_tennis_xwim 119.jpg

that one?!

Kelly
Jul 4th, 2005, 09:38 PM
lol....yeah

lindsayno1
Jul 4th, 2005, 09:44 PM
lol!!! 2 very contrasting pix eh!

Pengwin
Jul 4th, 2005, 09:49 PM
Bovina has the worst bounce :o

Grachka
Jul 4th, 2005, 11:41 PM
Panova's is very odd, plus she doesn't ever bounce the ball which looks even odder.

Anyone remember Novotna's serve, the HUGE balltoss and arched back and it looked kind of like she tumbled into it accidentally. VERY effective however.

Dava
Jul 4th, 2005, 11:42 PM
Im sure Novotna's toss actually came down with snow one time, and influenced the direction of a whole weather front.

jamatthews
Jul 5th, 2005, 12:12 AM
I can't believe I've never noticed Lindsay's smile when serving before... :lol:

Clijsters face when she serves it the most attractive ever... :devil:

ceiling_fan
Jul 5th, 2005, 01:30 AM
nadia petrova

firefly_ac
Jul 5th, 2005, 02:17 AM
Gagliardi ( She tossed her ball as if she's doing somekind of dance.like a fairy.. lol )

Panova ( think her serve is rather abbreviated ! )

Mara Santegelo ( realli slow funny service motion..but quite good.. )

petey_pan
Jul 5th, 2005, 11:04 AM
Sophie Ferguson has a very unusual serve... its very cool to watch though, I can't really explain it she sort of bends down really low before she serves it.... it's like a mens serve from the olden days hehe

Mr_Molik
Jul 5th, 2005, 11:08 AM
i agree sophies serve is very weird. it doesn't have much power but she can get great kick and slice on it which is unusual for a female player.