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LegionArgentina
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:10 PM
In grass it is more important to have a good serve so who do you think has a great serve s¿

watchdogfish
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Venus Williams, I think. Also Sharapova's is pretty handy too

deep bass
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:19 PM
Serena, then Masha.

msharafan
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:20 PM
venus's first serve is brill when fireing and so is maria's solid first serve and very good second too!

LegionArgentina
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:22 PM
1-Serena
2-Venus
3-Shenay Perry

New_balls_please
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:24 PM
Michaella

crazillo
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Serena at her best. Venus has a better first serve, but her second serve is always the same, no variety at all! :o

I think that ALG is developing a good serve, too. Petrova is on top of that list, too.

Pheobo
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:20 AM
Krajicek

SelesFan70
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:25 AM
During the Wimbledon preview on ESPN, Mary Jo Fernandez said, "Alicia Molik has the best serve in women's tennis". :eek:

:unsure:

Apoleb
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:28 AM
Venus? You're freakin kidding me? She can hit a lot of fast ones on her first serve, but her second serve is horrible for 1.88m (or there about). She doesn't have a very good technique to get the most out of her height.

I'd say Serena has the best serve followed by Lindsay.

MH0861
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:28 AM
Serena Williams at her best, but her serve the last few years hasn't been quite what it used to be. Lindsay Davenport's serve, when on, is incredible too.

G~Playa
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:30 AM
Sharapova and Venus

blumaroo
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:35 AM
You're only as good as your second serve. ;)
So either Serena (though not as impressive the last couple of years) or Lindsay very closely followed by Alicia.

aussy89
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:02 AM
Alicia, Sam and Venus =)

Aaron.
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:06 AM
Actually alot of players when they are actually serving well When serving well these are the people who have a good serve
1:Henin
2:Kuznetsova
3:Schynder
4:Venus
5:Serena
6:Pironkova
7:Sharapova
8:Molik
9:Vadisova
10:Perry
P.S These are not listed in order

iPatty
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:17 AM
Patty has one of the best serves on tour, but her suckyness on grass negates her advantage. If only she would serve and volley. :(

MrSerenaWilliams
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:26 AM
Serena at her best is the UNDISPUTED SERVE CHAMP (well she's the BEST EVER, when @ 75%, but that's another discussion). She has GREAT disguise, and she serves EXCELLENTLY under pressure. Venus' first serve is SO deadly, but her 2nd is getting better, but still attackable. Lindsay has the second most techinally sound serve and is really consistent, but the pace has dropped off as of late, and players are reading it with more ease. Alicia gets LOTS of aces and has a great kicker, but I haven't seen her serve well in pressure situations. Maria's serve is like wheat bread. Good, but not spectacular. She does what she needs to do, hits big, gets a good % in, but I mean, it's pretty simple, but sometime's that's better. Nadia has a great serve as well, but it tends to go off at times when she's not 100% (mentally OR physically)


All things being equal, in Order:

First Serve:
Serena
Lindsay
Venus
Alicia
Nadia

Second Serve:
Serena
Lindsay
Sharapova
Alicia
Nadia

MrSerenaWilliams
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:29 AM
Justine has a good serve as well

Gowza
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:34 AM
stosur and molik both have great serves not only variety but both 1st and 2nd serves are good, they've got placement and they've got the extra speed up their sleeve if they want to use it. also they're serves are really sound technically. as for most effective it would be serena's first, davenport's is pretty handy, venus has a decent 1st serve, sharapova's is solid, not the fastest but usually has pretty good placement. ALG has a big serve as does nicole vaidisova, petrova has a good serve as well. krajicek also has an effective serve, haven't seen it since hopman cup but she has great placement, enough power, 2nd serve is also good.

MH0861
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:58 AM
Actually alot of players when they are actually serving well When serving well these are the people who have a good serve
1:Henin
2:Kuznetsova
3:Schynder
4:Venus
5:Serena
6:Pironkova
7:Sharapova
8:Molik
9:Vadisova
10:Perry
P.S These are not listed in order

Lindsay?

K-Dog
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:26 AM
Imo, Stosur and Molik. Top players are prob Masha, Venus, Lindsay, Mary, Serena (when she decides to comeback), and Nadia. I remember a few years back when really only Lindsay, Venus, and Serena were the only players that their serves were worth even mentioning. It has changed quite a bit in the last couple of serves.

oakkao
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:04 AM
On grass... :scratch: Serena and Venus' 1st serve serves are the best. 2nd serves.. :scratch: Serena's and Sharapova's, very hard to attack. Especially Serena's :eek: A lot of action :drool:

Porcupine
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:34 AM
I agree. Serena's serve is :eek: It's so good :worship:

LucasArg
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:42 AM
Serena and Venus.

Milito22
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:03 AM
alicia molik
n vaidisova
v williams

Drake1980
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:25 AM
Brenda Schultz

K-Dog
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:50 AM
I absolutely forgot about Nicole. Her first and second serve remind me of Serena in 2002. Great variety, placement, and pace on the first serve and tons of kick on the second.

PointBlank
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:55 AM
Actually alot of players when they are actually serving well When serving well these are the people who have a good serve
1:Henin
2:Kuznetsova
3:Schynder
4:Venus
5:Serena
6:Pironkova
7:Sharapova
8:Molik
9:Vadisova
10:Perry
P.S These are not listed in order

Im just curious to know if youve ever seen Tszeta play? :shrug:. Her serve is pretty much up there with Elena. I mean when its in its good because youre not expecting it or where it will go.

Prizeidiot
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:03 AM
Alicia I think when she is fit has the best serve... it'll be interesting to see if she can get it back.

I'm also interested in seeing how Misa's serve goes on grass... when I saw her in Australia I felt like her serve was made for grass (the second serve doesn't kick that much, but is huge)

Allez-H
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:06 AM
Serena in her good days had the best serve for sure. Both first and second are brilliant. Now Venus has a good irst serve but the second isn't nearly as good. She did work on it the last couple of years, but it definitly still can get improved. As for the rest Molik's and Petrova's serve are extremly good too. So I consider Serena, Molik's and Petrova's serves as the best on tour followed by Venus' and Maria's serves. Meanwhile Justine serve has become better and better this season but it needs to be more consistent.

Prizeidiot
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:07 AM
During the Wimbledon preview on ESPN, Mary Jo Fernandez said, "Alicia Molik has the best serve in women's tennis". :eek:

:unsure:
I can't see what's so wrong with that... Navratilova said the same thing at the Aussie Open last year, though she may have just been caught up in the hype.

I think a lot of women have equally good or better first serves than Alicia, but she also manages to win cheap points with her second serve, and that's the key in my opinion.

blumaroo
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:11 AM
Krajiceks serve is very effective on grass. On other surfaces it's enough for journeywomen but top players don't have trouble with it . Her first serve is often around the 100 MPh so it's not fast but excellent placement.

Pierce and Ana (when she's on) have deadly serves as well.

switz
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:15 AM
i think Antonella Serra Zanetti clearly has the most lethal serve on tour. How do you deal with that lack of pace?

Prizeidiot
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:17 AM
i think Antonella Serra Zanetti clearly has the most lethal serve on tour. How do you deal with that lack of pace?
Whatabout Elena's serve then? She averages about 20 untouchables a match

(2 aces, 18 double faults)

marina032
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:32 AM
Sveta...many aces on match points!

justine&coria
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:47 AM
I've never seen someone serve as good as the Serena of the old days. It was so impressive. She somehow managed to everytime have the same toss and service motion, yet the ball could land anywhere in the service box, with power and/or placement, and with the spin she wanted.
It was so difficult to read her serve but it was so good technically.
Probably not as kicked or powerful as Venus', not as fluid as Davenport's, but definitely the best.
I miss that Serena. :sad:

miss_molik
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:48 AM
During the Wimbledon preview on ESPN, Mary Jo Fernandez said, "Alicia Molik has the best serve in women's tennis". :eek:

:unsure:
And whats wrong with that? Alicia has a great serve and will be a great weapon when she gets back on track. She gets alot of aces and they're all very fast

jas_aussie
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:00 AM
Sammy and Alicia have the best serve's. I think Austin said at Aus open that Sammy has the best second serve and Alicia has the best first serve.

mike/topgun
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:07 AM
1st serve: Serena, Venus, Alicia, Lindsay, Mary, Masha, Nadia
2nd serve: Serena, Lindsay, Masha, Alicia, Mary, Nadia, Venus

~Poseidon~
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:14 AM
Anna Lena Grönefeld (Both, first and second, are huge)
Serena Williams
Lindsay Davenport
Mary Pierce
Justin Henin
Nadja Petrova
Elena Demnetieva :D

LegionArgentina
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Olga Savchuk so many aces but also many double faults,

I agree with Alicia Molik has an excellent first serve s.

Lulu.
Jun 26th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Serena. She still has the best serve

LegionArgentina
Jun 26th, 2006, 04:43 PM
But by far Serena has the best one :yeah:

dizoo
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Alicia Molik :)
Anna Lena Groenefeld ;)
Venus and Serena :drool: :drool: :drool:

thelittlestelf
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:10 PM
Serena. No question.

tennisbuddy12
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:16 PM
Lindsay,Venus,Serena, and Maria........the USA!!!

SilviaFan
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Krajicek :)

QUEENLINDSAY
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:55 PM
You are only good as your second serve because thats where the pressure is.

Lindsay,Serena,Maria and Alicia

There are the only good second servers on tour.

Justine is following closely.

:inlove:
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:01 PM
antonella serra zanetti, martina hingis, elena dementieva or vera dushevina. All ahve amazing serves.

Craigy
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:08 PM
Serena.

Craigy
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:08 PM
antonella serra zanetti, martina hingis, elena dementieva or vera dushevina. All ahve amazing serves.
I thought you were being serious for a minute :tape:

GracefulVenus
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:59 PM
Henin-Hardenne (best placement)
Davenport (unbeatable 1st serve)
Serena (sheer power)
Sharapova (consistant first and second serve)
Venus (would want to be on the recieving end of any)

Lindsayfanumber1
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:38 PM
Serena & Lindsay

SAEKeithSerena
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:21 PM
venus williams has the best first serve, maria sharapova has the best "general serve"

lindsayno1
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:39 PM
Sharapova, Davenport, Vee, Alicia...she pounds it!

Cp6uja
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:14 PM
FASTEST TOURNAMENT SERVE
at last 5 Grand Slams Tournaments:

RG2005: Ana Ivanovic 194 km/h
WIM2005: Ana Ivanovic 196 km/h
UO2005: Venus Williams 195 km/h
AO2006: Serena Williams 198 km/h
RG2006: Ana Ivanovic 195 km/h


OK... i dont say that Ana Ivanovic have best WTA serve in this moment (because her 2nd serve is much worse than 1st and because she sometimes have 1st serve percentage less than 40%!?) but she deserve to be mentioned in this thread!

Mightymirza
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:48 AM
Well I think Lindzs serve is best on grass...Its not tooo hard but paced with accurate placement...If only she cud move faster...

mboyle
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:50 AM
Serena, then Lindsay, then Maria, Nicole and Alicia Molik.

K-Dog
Jun 27th, 2006, 10:16 PM
RG2006: Ana Ivanovic 195 km/h


Venus had a 198 kph during her quarterfinal against Nicole. This is wrong.

davidmario
Jun 27th, 2006, 10:34 PM
Antonella Serra-Zanetti has a huge serve:eek: