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GracefulVenus
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:19 AM
If I leave anyone out let me know. :angel:

Ferosh
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:21 AM
Nadia Petrova!

PatrickRyan
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:22 AM
maria

slydevil6142
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:32 AM
I would say maria but the way Venus punished that thing inside the baseline at Wim 05 showed me it still needs more time to develop into a slighty faster serve. Davenport/Serena/Venus(when shes actually hitting good second serves) can lay claim to that title.

blumaroo
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:36 AM
Lindsay/Maria/Nadia tie.

Dinara shouldn't be in the list.

So Disrespectful
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:37 AM
You left out Sammy Stosur

GracefulVenus
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:40 AM
You left out Sammy Stosur
Sorry, Sam does have a good serve.

So Disrespectful
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:50 AM
Didn't she record the fastest serve at the Australian Open in '05?

GracefulVenus
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:54 AM
Didn't she record the fastest serve at the Australian Open in '05?
Not being rude, but just because you have the fastest, doesn't mean it is the best. And I have to defend Dinara Safina. I was impressed with her serve and overall play against Hinis in the Pacific Life Open. Her serve is a tad bit inconsistant, but when she gets that bad boy under control, players are not going to want to see her on the other side of the net.

aussy89
Mar 21st, 2006, 03:18 AM
yeah sammy has a huge serve very fast,consistent and are really great kick serve

love it when its working for her it's da bomb

swissmisshingis
Mar 21st, 2006, 03:29 AM
Can I say Martina? :hehehe:

I think Davenport and Sharapova have great serves ;)

So Disrespectful
Mar 21st, 2006, 03:40 AM
yeah sammy has a huge serve very fast,consistent and are really great kick serve

love it when its working for her it's da bomb

That's what I was getting at. Her kick serve is one of the best.

I wasn't saying that speed is the main factor, but a male player (Ivanisevic?) once commented that Venus doesn't know where her serve is heading half the time- obviously you included her because she has a fast serve

PatrickRyan
Mar 21st, 2006, 03:44 AM
once venus gets back i say she will have the best serve, but as of now maria

Mightymirza
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:01 AM
I dont get it..Safina is in list but not ivanovic???I think she has a great serve..

CJ07
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:03 AM
That's what I was getting at. Her kick serve is one of the best.

I wasn't saying that speed is the main factor, but a male player (Ivanisevic?) once commented that Venus doesn't know where her serve is heading half the time- obviously you included her because she has a fast serve
Sampras said that.

And its kinda true. Venus doesn't really place her serve well at all.

She used to. Back in 2001 it was kinda scary. Watch her 2001 Wimbledon matches. She hardly lost points.

ceiling_fan
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:07 AM
i don't get why everyone thinks maria has the best serve. i hate watching it

am i just weird in thinking that justine's is good. sure it's not the most powerful but it is quite effective... i love watching serves from justine, serena

kinda like roddick/safin vs. federer

Mightymirza
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:36 AM
i don't get why everyone thinks maria has the best serve. i hate watching it

am i just weird in thinking that justine's is good. sure it's not the most powerful but it is quite effective... i love watching serves from justine, serena

kinda like roddick/safin vs. federer
i think justine got a good serve too but its not much effective nowadays coz she just doesnt put enough 1st serves in consistently...Her 2nd serve is good too but its not spectacular plus its kinda predictable..She doesnt go wide on deuce side or down t on ad side at all on 2nd serve..But if the serves on its really effective for sure..Yeah serena serve is :worship: ..Really fluid serve motion..

PatrickRyan
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:40 AM
i don't get why everyone thinks maria has the best serve. i hate watching it

am i just weird in thinking that justine's is good. sure it's not the most powerful but it is quite effective... i love watching serves from justine, serena

kinda like roddick/safin vs. federer
i agree i hate watching it also, but right now it's the most powerfull, but hopefylly when rena and vee comeback they serve well because i belive that they have the best serve in the game. :)

tennisrox
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:40 AM
I wasn't saying that speed is the main factor, but a male player (Ivanisevic?) once commented that Venus doesn't know where her serve is heading half the time- obviously you included her because she has a fast serve

Sampras said that when one of the journalists at wimbly compared his serve with Venus. :rolleyes:

Goran rules BTW! :rocker:

tennisrox
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:41 AM
i think justine got a good serve too but its not much effective nowadays coz she just doesnt put enough 1st serves in consistently...Her 2nd serve is good too but its not spectacular plus its kinda predictable..She doesnt go wide on deuce side or down t on ad side at all on 2nd serve..

Meaning her serve isn't that amazing. :p

Mightymirza
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:51 AM
Meaning her serve isn't that amazing. :p
I dont like to put it that way :lol: :lol: yeah but her second serve is mediocre for sure..But her 1st serve is quite good i think..She can hit body down t and wide from both sides...And she does mix them up...They are REALLY good..Just that there are crazy days nowadays when the 1st serve percent is around 38 % :tape: :tape:

Leo_DFP
Mar 21st, 2006, 05:21 AM
As much as I hate to admit it, Sharapova. Much better consistency than Davenport's, and a less attackable 2nd serve.

msharafan
Mar 21st, 2006, 05:46 AM
id say maria's serve has been the best this year, but thats quite funny seen as though she has a shoulder injury and hasnt been hitting it at 100% hard.

Alicia Rocks
Mar 21st, 2006, 06:06 AM
Have to say Masha

nbaker53
Mar 21st, 2006, 06:13 AM
I hate her but Sharapova has a pretty good serve. Most consistent is probably Lindsay in terms of the length that she has had that serve.

Prizeidiot
Mar 21st, 2006, 06:14 AM
I say Alicia serves better than all of them even without proper balance. :p

Of that list, no clue. Haven't seen too much of them lately. I like Pierce's serve though, really heavy.

On players not on the list, Stosur and maybe Krajicek have nice serves too.

:inlove:
Mar 21st, 2006, 07:44 AM
Serena - when it's on it's AMAZING. Care to remember the Hingis-Serena match in, I think, 2002? She served at 100% in the second set! It's a very powerful serve and can be very hard for the opponent to get the ball back in play. :lick:

Dasha_
Mar 21st, 2006, 07:51 AM
I think Ivanovic should be included.

*Jean*
Mar 21st, 2006, 07:53 AM
Nadia Petrova and Meghann Shaughnessy are one of the best servers on the tour ;) Stosur and Mirza too :p

mauresmofan
Mar 21st, 2006, 07:59 AM
Maam has - she has the greatest serve of all time she'll have you know and she will tar and feather you if you say anything to the contrary!

Lulu.
Mar 21st, 2006, 08:04 AM
Serena. one of the best. if not the best

TeaMMashA
Mar 21st, 2006, 09:51 AM
Il ike Marias she based her serve on Sampras' at the Bollitieri's watched a few vids and that

Dasha_
Mar 21st, 2006, 09:57 AM
Serena. one of the best. if not the best

the best. period.

bellascarlett
Mar 21st, 2006, 10:43 AM
id say maria's serve has been the best this year, but thats quite funny seen as though she has a shoulder injury and hasnt been hitting it at 100% hard.

yup exactly. i love watching her serve though.

~Carsten~
Mar 21st, 2006, 10:48 AM
I think Anna- Lena has got a good service as well!

Davenselesport
Mar 21st, 2006, 10:52 AM
If Serena wasn't injured I would pick her, but right now it's Sharapova

Andy.
Mar 21st, 2006, 11:21 AM
ATM its Masha

mashafan25
Mar 21st, 2006, 11:26 AM
Maria has the best serve. Her 1st and 2nd serve are both great. Ok, I'm a Maria fan, but i'm not biassed against Maria now. I think Davenport has a very big serve too, I think both players have the best serves at the moment,but if i have just 1 choice, than the best is Masha! :hearts:

Asif_Nawaz
Mar 21st, 2006, 11:29 AM
u missed out alg.

alex14
Mar 21st, 2006, 11:58 AM
i love watching serena serve her motion is so fluent!

fonsito
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:01 PM
who the hell is SHARIPOVA?

GracefulVenus
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:10 PM
That's what I was getting at. Her kick serve is one of the best.

I wasn't saying that speed is the main factor, but a male player (Ivanisevic?) once commented that Venus doesn't know where her serve is heading half the time- obviously you included her because she has a fast serve
No I included her because she has won of the best serves in the game. duh!

GracefulVenus
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:11 PM
who the hell is SHARIPOVA?
Lets not be rude. Its called a TYPO..............axx.

fonsito
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:12 PM
i remember in the USO 99 SF, that venus serve bounced in her own side of the court, it didnt even reach the net :tape:

i vote maria

GracefulVenus
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:14 PM
Sharapova, currently leading the way

Asif_Nawaz
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:20 PM
ALG has the best serve!

Paneru
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:25 PM
Sampras said that.

And its kinda true. Venus doesn't really place her serve well at all.

She used to. Back in 2001 it was kinda scary. Watch her 2001 Wimbledon matches. She hardly lost points.

I disagree.
I think it's the opposite.

I remember Pam Shriver talking about that last year
at Amelia Island I believe. Venus wasn't serving
as hard consistently but she was placing it better.

Also, last year Venus began doing more with her 2nd serve,
not just slicing it in as she used to do.

Venus' slice outwide is amazing!

rik du chesnay
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:50 PM
nadia petrova

GracefulVenus
Mar 21st, 2006, 07:24 PM
I think Anna- Lena has got a good service as well!
Yep she does have a decent service game. She should have been in the grouping :angel:

Fingon
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:21 AM
where is Dementieva?

GracefulVenus
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:26 AM
where is Dementieva?
Not to be rude.............................. but you MUST BE JOKING! :lol: Baby girl has it going on with the looks and great groundstrokes (just love her backhand), but not the serve honey, sorry. :lol:

~ The Leopard ~
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:59 AM
where is Dementieva?

:lol: :bounce:

Rub
Mar 22nd, 2006, 06:44 AM
justine has a good one...

*JR*
Mar 22nd, 2006, 12:40 PM
If she hopefully makes a full recovery, Alicia will be up there too.

Tripp
Mar 22nd, 2006, 12:51 PM
Serena used to have the best serve, but not in 2006, and that's what the poll asks.

A bad poll, by the way, since it doesn't have Sam Stosur in it nor Michaella Krajicek.

Misa's the one with the best serve. Usually hits more than 5 aces per match, has FANTASTIC placement -the best I've ever seen in a woman- and great speed.

rik du chesnay
Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:41 PM
the second serve of nadia is better than the second serve of maria.what do you think?

msharafan
Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:52 PM
no i have to disagree with you there sharapova's second serve is one of the best in the womens game, and in my opinion better than nadias, otherwise nadia would be in the top 5, and of course if she didnt beat herself up all the time!

faboozadoo15
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:36 PM
sharapova because she has a big first delivery with high percentage, and then her second serve is the best on tour.

GracefulVenus
Mar 22nd, 2006, 06:42 PM
Serena used to have the best serve, but not in 2006, and that's what the poll asks.

A bad poll, by the way, since it doesn't have Sam Stosur in it nor Michaella Krajicek.

Misa's the one with the best serve. Usually hits more than 5 aces per match, has FANTASTIC placement -the best I've ever seen in a woman- and great speed.
No sweetheart they were left out because thier serves are not as good as the women posted....................K ;)

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:18 PM
Not Elena

-sugi-
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:27 PM
Anna-Lena :D

Tripp
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:57 PM
No sweetheart they were left out because thier serves are not as good as the women posted....................K ;)

Krajicek's serve is WAY better than Kusnetsova's, Pierce's, etc. Have you ever seen her play? I'm no fan of hers, but I can acknowledge a great serve when I see it :rolleyes:

lauramariana
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:58 PM
In my opinion... Davenport :wavey:

GracefulVenus
Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:21 PM
Krajicek's serve is WAY better than Kusnetsova's, Pierce's, etc. Have you ever seen her play? I'm no fan of hers, but I can acknowledge a great serve when I see it :rolleyes:
Yes FYI I have seen her play, only on clay though; Her flat serve is decent but she doesn't place it well and her second serve is more than attackable. ;)And NO, she does not have a better serve than Pierce. I think Pierce is one of the best when it comes to placing and putting pop on her serve.

Geisha
Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:44 PM
Venus, when she's on - but, recently that has been rare. At Wimbledon and the US Open, she won so many free points off her serve and she never needed to bomb them.

GracefulVenus
Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:15 AM
Poll ends in a little over an hour!!!! Vote, Vote, Vote! Sharapova is in first place, Davenport Second, Nadia Petrova Third.......................I voted for Pierce myself. Vote, Vote, Vote!