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DevilishAttitude
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:04 PM
I really like Zheng's game but her serve is terrible. It's so slow :help:

Her 1st serve is about 80mph :o :o :o

And yet she's won a doubles slam with it. The doubles version of Dementieva ;)

FLL
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:34 PM
You don't need a big serve to do well in doubles...

TonyP
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:02 PM
She just took Myskina to a third set, after winning the second set in 'Dubai in a tie-breaker.

jonny84
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Serve isn't everything in tennis.

Yes, it might help dishing out a few aces, but other than that, it doesn't really matter.

southpaw58
Feb 20th, 2006, 08:25 PM
You don't need a big serve to do well in doubles...


Exactly^

Also serve speed isn't always a good judgement of a good serve. If she slices her serves that's also really effective.

pcrtennis
Feb 20th, 2006, 08:28 PM
I really like Zheng's game but her serve is terrible. It's so slow :help:

Her 1st serve is about 80mph :o :o :o

And yet she's won a doubles slam with it. The doubles version of Dementieva ;)


Her serve is faster than 80 mph you moron...her serve isn't thattttt bad. :rolleyes:

Ellery
Feb 20th, 2006, 08:53 PM
Jie's serve isn't that bad :rolleyes: It may be slow but at least it's consistent.

manu32
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:49 PM
dementieva is better.......don't worry.....

Babolatpro880
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:49 PM
You know what I've found weird about Zheng? I remember in Doha in 2004, she beat Dokic second round and sort of challenged Myskina in the quarters, and Jelena and Myskina were both astounded by how amazingly hard she hit. But, I've seen her play, and she just doesn't, so I wonder why they said that?

Mightymirza
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:10 PM
Exactly^

Also serve speed isn't always a good judgement of a good serve. If she slices her serves that's also really effective.
She definately doesnt have a slive serve...Saw her matches at watson challenge..Even mirza serves look better than her serves...

Vass22
Feb 20th, 2006, 11:10 PM
Myskina pounded on many of her serves yesterday.

DevilishAttitude
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:56 AM
You know what I've found weird about Zheng? I remember in Doha in 2004, she beat Dokic second round and sort of challenged Myskina in the quarters, and Jelena and Myskina were both astounded by how amazingly hard she hit. But, I've seen her play, and she just doesn't, so I wonder why they said that?

That's true. I've watched Zheng against Davenport and she smacking the ball but had no consisentsy. Yesterday there were spells but most of the time she was putting the ball in with not too much pace.

She reminds me of Evgenia Linetskaya :)

Jakeev
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:59 AM
Serve isn't everything in tennis.

Yes, it might help dishing out a few aces, but other than that, it doesn't really matter.

Your kidding right?:lol:

Hachiko
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:00 AM
Umm, no her serve is not bad. Just because it's slow you shouldn't automatically assume it's one of the worst in the top 100. Look at Aniko Kapros.

I think Jie has a pretty unique style, she's been constantly changing her serve for a while now and I saw nothing wrong with it at the Australian Open doubles final.

Zhao
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:02 AM
she don't have 6 doubles faults in a game :)

chewy
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:37 AM
i don't know how good/bad her serve is. but by judging whether her serve is the worst of the top100 purely on pace alone isn't really accurate, no!?
i know she has one of the slower serves from d wta but speed isn't the only factor that determine how effective it is. Placement/accuracy, consistency, strategy(knowing which serve to use against diff opponets) and variety of serves to choose from(kick, spin, slice, body etc.) should be considered.

No doubt the serve is one of d most important part of tennis, and jie 'might' own the slowest serve in d top100 but a fast serve doesn't necessarily means its a good serve!

Modiac.
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:16 PM
Jie's serve really need to improve.
By the way,she hasn't won a single match this year.:sad:

squash
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:55 PM
No, the worst server on tour is reserve for Elena Dementieva....

pcrtennis
Feb 22nd, 2006, 04:04 AM
She definately doesnt have a slive serve...Saw her matches at watson challenge..Even mirza serves look better than her serves...


Sorry, no one's serve is worse than Mirza's...