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samsam4087
Apr 14th, 2008, 05:14 AM
What is Serena Williams' best asset on the court?

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samsam4087
Apr 27th, 2008, 03:22 PM
I think her serve is the best asset on court. Outside court, her bikini....

Optima
Apr 27th, 2008, 03:23 PM
serve/mental game.

Uranium
Apr 27th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Serve, i think i've never seen a match where it let her down that much

bandabou
Apr 27th, 2008, 04:14 PM
Serve, definitely. Such an amazing weapon! as the serve goes, so goes Serena.

OsloErik
Apr 27th, 2008, 04:18 PM
I think her serve is the best asset, but I think the forehand is the barometer for how well she is playing. When she loses, she hits a lot of errors. Most of those errors come off the forehand. If she's playing well, her forehand gives up very few errors, forced or unforced. So her serve is what helps her the most, but her forehand is what needs to be working against the best.

vadin124
Apr 27th, 2008, 04:36 PM
hmm...tough question, what is her best asset on court?? :hearts:

Nemo_Kool
Apr 27th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Mental game...u dont just beat her physically u have to do it mentally.

Mikey B
Apr 27th, 2008, 05:34 PM
serve.. nothing else comes close! her mental attitude and game is strong, but i think its so strong because of the power of her serve.. she doesnt have much to worry about while serving, which makes it easy to be so mentally tough...

Olórin
Apr 27th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Other: her posterior.

Tennisstar86
Apr 27th, 2008, 05:42 PM
ass.... lol

but seriously the serve... which is why she was winning matches all last year without moving and just hitting serves...

Olórin
Apr 27th, 2008, 05:43 PM
ass.... lol


I was wondering why no-one had said that yet :lol:

kwilliams
Apr 27th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Definitely her mental game, closely followed by her serve.

AlmostCrimes
Apr 27th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Her serve. If you took anything away that would damage her game the most it would be her serve.

serenus_2k8
Apr 27th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Her serve, everything works better when she can set the point up with a great serve :D

starin
Apr 27th, 2008, 08:08 PM
ass.... lol

but seriously the serve... which is why she was winning matches all last year without moving and just hitting serves...

lol pretty much. I'm glad she's gotten over that more this year. Last year she was relying on her serve wayyyyyy too much. That's also why a lot of her matches against the lower ranked players went to 76 or 64 :o.

I think her best asset is her mental game. Look at other players with great serves: Davenport, Venus, Vaidisova, etc. I've seen their serve desert them at important moments. But how many times have we seen hit 1st serve winners or aces to win a point at 30-40 or deuce, etc. That's all mental and that sends a message to your opponent. (although she did DF on both her bp on her serve against Zvonereva....hopefully that's just a blip on the radar).

Wilson_07
Apr 27th, 2008, 09:14 PM
her mental game...you can't lie behind 0-5 to someone and turn the match around with nothing but a good serve...it's her mental toughness and will to win which makes her tougher to beat than other good players...and i think her fighting spirit (which is also a part of her mental game) is what intimidates her opponents the most

bandabou
Apr 27th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Sure she's mentally tough, witness all those matches she has won when being mp down, but I think it's her serve and the confidence in it that sets Serena apart. She knows she can bank on that shot: mp down? Ok, I'll fire an ace or a service winner.

Denise4925
Apr 27th, 2008, 11:24 PM
It's a toss up between her serve and mental game. I tossed a coin and picked her serve, but one depends on the other. If her serve is on, she's mentally tough, but in order for her to be able to serve three aces in a row to get out of love-40 is totally mental. :shrug: That's a tough one.

Bijoux0021
Apr 27th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Serve

DefyingGravity
Apr 27th, 2008, 11:28 PM
Mental abilities. I mean, yes her serve is way up there, but it takes mental strength to use it down so many times in her career like she's done.

supergrunt
Apr 27th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Mental game. She can win match without serving well.

Expat
Apr 27th, 2008, 11:37 PM
her most reliable : serve
what wins her matches even when her game is off : mental toughness

samsam4087
Apr 28th, 2008, 03:11 AM
her most reliable : serve
what wins her matches even when her game is off : mental toughness

right

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serenafan08
Apr 28th, 2008, 04:30 AM
Serena's mentality sets up her entire game. When she's confident, she can do whatever she wants - hit an ace, hit winners from anywhere on the court, run down any shot from her opponent, or whatever. If she's not confident, Serena struggles. Take away her mental toughness and she's just as vulnerable as the next player.

Dawn Marie
Apr 28th, 2008, 04:42 AM
I put down serve but you didn't have second serve. I have to change my vote and go for her mental ability though. LOL. I've seen Serena serving not so well and still winning tennis matches. The way she beat Maria at the Australian Open and Momo at the French was scary. You could see how mentally focused she was just walking onto the court.
Last year on the grass, she was injured and still took it to Justine Henin. She was breaking serve with her ground game.

bandabou
Apr 28th, 2008, 12:35 PM
Hmmm...mental or serve? They're tied imo, but maybe people are right. wins soo many matches playing badly, soo.

vutt
Apr 28th, 2008, 12:40 PM
raw power me thinks.

VishaalMaria
Apr 28th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Her mental toughness. What an obvious answer.

OsloErik
Apr 28th, 2008, 01:19 PM
I've seen Serena serving not so well and still winning tennis matches. The way she beat Maria at the Australian Open and Momo at the French was scary.

That's what's so unnerving about playing her, I think. Even if her biggest weapons are off, she's got two or three others that you can't discount. You can't play a bad match and beat her.

ce
Apr 28th, 2008, 01:20 PM
her boobs :p

Renalicious
Apr 28th, 2008, 01:47 PM
Her Backhand.

samsam4087
Apr 28th, 2008, 01:54 PM
her boobs :p

:lol::lol::lol:

Destiny
Apr 28th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Her two handed backhand

DA FOREHAND
Apr 28th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Her Serve...everything else revolves around that. When her serve is on her game follows.

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 28th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Mental, but it's an intangible, so I'd say her serve is by far the best stroke in her arsenal.

Mileen
Apr 28th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Her mental strength. OMG, what a BEAUTIFUL photo!! So much prettier than Sharapova. Maria's beauty is so much biased.

Denise4925
Apr 28th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Serena's mentality sets up her entire game. When she's confident, she can do whatever she wants - hit an ace, hit winners from anywhere on the court, run down any shot from her opponent, or whatever. If she's not confident, Serena struggles. Take away her mental toughness and she's just as vulnerable as the next player.

I totally agree with this. Why didn't I think of this before I answered. I would have said mental game. It is all about Serena's head and where it's at in the game. Her serve and rest of her game can be going well, but if she has a lapse in confidence or focus, forget it, she's lost the set and/or the match. Or if her head is not in the match from the beginning, her play is sad.

spartanfan
Apr 28th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Serena's mentality sets up her entire game. When she's confident, she can do whatever she wants - hit an ace, hit winners from anywhere on the court, run down any shot from her opponent, or whatever. If she's not confident, Serena struggles. Take away her mental toughness and she's just as vulnerable as the next player.
I think your analysis is spot on. Serena's entire game revolves around where her head is and her desire. I've been following Serena's game since 1998 and when she is driven and focused on winning then for the most part only Serena can truly stand in her way from winning a title. Take the 07 AO for example, there is no way on paper that Serena should have won that GS, but I think she was so driven to prove her critics wrong she did what so few players are able to do, harness her natural talent, drive and focus and play about as perfect game a player can play. And I love that final because it shows just how powerful and complete of a player she can be when she's focused and driven to be. I'm starting to see that a bit now since Miami, I just hope she stays healthy and focused enough to capture the three remaining slams and the Olympic Gold this year. I really, really think she wants another FO title, she's been speaking of it for the past three years now and she's gotten her drive and motivation back

homogenius
Apr 29th, 2008, 09:41 AM
She said herself a long time ago that everybody focus on her serve but she thought that her success was in a big part due to her return and that people underestimated it.
I agree with her.For me it's either serve or return (hard to choose).

samsam4087
Apr 30th, 2008, 10:38 AM
Hmmm...mental or serve? They're tied imo, but maybe people are right. wins soo many matches playing badly, soo.

agreed, mental toughness is also her great asset.

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No Name Face
Apr 30th, 2008, 12:16 PM
mental game but baby girl has it all

Emina.
Apr 30th, 2008, 12:19 PM
imo, mental game :)

winone23
Apr 30th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Her mental game

sweetpeas
Apr 30th, 2008, 03:44 PM
serve,,mental game,love Serena return game.The best to me.

janko
Apr 30th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Her Botero's made body and her mental strength!

OsloErik
Apr 30th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Her Botero's made body and her mental strength!

If this were a higher class forum, you'd be getting bad-reps all over the place.

Denise4925
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Her Botero's made body and her mental strength!

Maybe Botticelli, but definitely not Botero dumbass. :rolleyes:

Denise4925
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Serena's service return game's most dangerous weapon
By James Beck (Contact)
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Serena Williams has a secret weapon on backhand service returns. She shoots straight from the hip.

It's almost impossible to jam Serena with a serve into her backhand because of this shoot-from-the-hip technique.

Watching several of Serena's Family Circle Cup matches from the baseline from near courtside while concentrating on her service returns shed new light for me on why she is so dangerous on service returns. Opponents surely recognized that danger during her march to the championship.

Serena doesn't step back with her left foot or attempt to turn sideways on serves directed into the left side of her body. She simply flexes her wrists to her left, a move that places the racket on her hip. She combines her incredible upper-body and arm strength with the power of the serve to drive service returns toward the server, often with near-unreturnable pace. The bullets sometimes arrive near the middle of the opposite baseline before her opponent can make a move for them.

She seems to have more trouble with serves into the "routine" backhand area that force her to extend her racket out from the power pocket of her hip. Yet, serves a little wider and out of the routine backhand area on the "ad" side fall back into the danger zone for servers because Serena tends to power these balls cross-court, or maybe even down the line.

Because of her service returns, especially from the "ad" side, Serena has the most dangerous weapon in women's tennis on the decisive point of a receiving game that goes to six or more points.

Combining the threat of her service return with her ability to serve aces so routinely should make Serena Williams nearly unbeatable. If she can stay healthy, and maintain her physical fitness and focus, the rest of women's tennis may be in trouble for several more years.

http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/apr/30/serenas_service_return_games_most_danger39032/

starin
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Her Botero's made body and her mental strength!


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/Botero.jpg



I say even more kudos to Serena if she can have a "botero" body and still beat the crap out of the tour.

janko
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Maybe Botticelli, but definitely not Botero dumbass. :rolleyes:

I actually like Botero more than Boticcelli you fellowdumbass, it wasn't offensive or against Serena. If I wanted to be rude I would have said Leger...

janko
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:11 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/Botero.jpg



I say even more kudos to Serena if she can have a "botero" body and still beat the crap out of the tour.

I was actually thinking about the great sculptures by Botero... I'm not talking about Serena as a fat girl, and even if she was, fat isn't an insult

homogenius
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:31 PM
Serena's service return game's most dangerous weapon
By James Beck (Contact)
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Serena Williams has a secret weapon on backhand service returns. She shoots straight from the hip.

It's almost impossible to jam Serena with a serve into her backhand because of this shoot-from-the-hip technique.

Watching several of Serena's Family Circle Cup matches from the baseline from near courtside while concentrating on her service returns shed new light for me on why she is so dangerous on service returns. Opponents surely recognized that danger during her march to the championship.

Serena doesn't step back with her left foot or attempt to turn sideways on serves directed into the left side of her body. She simply flexes her wrists to her left, a move that places the racket on her hip. She combines her incredible upper-body and arm strength with the power of the serve to drive service returns toward the server, often with near-unreturnable pace. The bullets sometimes arrive near the middle of the opposite baseline before her opponent can make a move for them.

She seems to have more trouble with serves into the "routine" backhand area that force her to extend her racket out from the power pocket of her hip. Yet, serves a little wider and out of the routine backhand area on the "ad" side fall back into the danger zone for servers because Serena tends to power these balls cross-court, or maybe even down the line.

Because of her service returns, especially from the "ad" side, Serena has the most dangerous weapon in women's tennis on the decisive point of a receiving game that goes to six or more points.

Combining the threat of her service return with her ability to serve aces so routinely should make Serena Williams nearly unbeatable. If she can stay healthy, and maintain her physical fitness and focus, the rest of women's tennis may be in trouble for several more years.

http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/apr/30/serenas_service_return_games_most_danger39032/

:cool:
and her forehand return is great too (ask to Sharapova)

rjd1111
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Let's just say " All Of The Above " and be done with it.

samsam4087
Apr 30th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Serena's service return game's most dangerous weapon
By James Beck (Contact)
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Serena Williams has a secret weapon on backhand service returns. She shoots straight from the hip.

It's almost impossible to jam Serena with a serve into her backhand because of this shoot-from-the-hip technique.

Watching several of Serena's Family Circle Cup matches from the baseline from near courtside while concentrating on her service returns shed new light for me on why she is so dangerous on service returns. Opponents surely recognized that danger during her march to the championship.

Serena doesn't step back with her left foot or attempt to turn sideways on serves directed into the left side of her body. She simply flexes her wrists to her left, a move that places the racket on her hip. She combines her incredible upper-body and arm strength with the power of the serve to drive service returns toward the server, often with near-unreturnable pace. The bullets sometimes arrive near the middle of the opposite baseline before her opponent can make a move for them.

She seems to have more trouble with serves into the "routine" backhand area that force her to extend her racket out from the power pocket of her hip. Yet, serves a little wider and out of the routine backhand area on the "ad" side fall back into the danger zone for servers because Serena tends to power these balls cross-court, or maybe even down the line.

Because of her service returns, especially from the "ad" side, Serena has the most dangerous weapon in women's tennis on the decisive point of a receiving game that goes to six or more points.

Combining the threat of her service return with her ability to serve aces so routinely should make Serena Williams nearly unbeatable. If she can stay healthy, and maintain her physical fitness and focus, the rest of women's tennis may be in trouble for several more years.

http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/apr/30/serenas_service_return_games_most_danger39032/

Good article, thanks

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bandabou
Apr 30th, 2008, 11:54 PM
:lol: That we're even discussing this, shows how special Serena is as a tennis player. Soo many weapons: is it her serve, her mental game or her return?? amazing.

serenafann
May 2nd, 2008, 12:04 AM
Her heart and toughness.

serenafann
May 2nd, 2008, 12:08 AM
:lol: That we're even discussing this, shows how special Serena is as a tennis player. Soo many weapons: is it her serve, her mental game or her return?? amazing.

I totally agree.

samsam4087
May 3rd, 2008, 01:52 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/Botero.jpg



I say even more kudos to Serena if she can have a "botero" body and still beat the crap out of the tour.

this picture is very cute.

:lol::lol::lol:

bandabou
May 3rd, 2008, 03:18 AM
Witness her match against sharapova at charleston. Maria had sp on Serena's serve at 5-3, so how did Serena respond? service winner, ace, ace..for games later, Serena wins the set 7-5. So..was it mental or clutch serving?

Denise4925
May 3rd, 2008, 06:30 AM
I actually like Botero more than Boticcelli you fellowdumbass, it wasn't offensive or against Serena. If I wanted to be rude I would have said Leger...

Yeah, like that really came across. :rolleyes: And, whether you like him or not, the body shapes are still offensive in comparison.

Denise4925
May 3rd, 2008, 06:33 AM
:lol: That we're even discussing this, shows how special Serena is as a tennis player. Soo many weapons: is it her serve, her mental game or her return?? amazing.

:yeah:

Calypso
May 3rd, 2008, 07:04 AM
I voted serve. Her best shot, without a doubt. It has pulled her out of difficult situations on countless occasions!

The Kaz
May 3rd, 2008, 07:58 AM
Her butt

Nothing else compares :tape:

samsam4087
May 9th, 2008, 02:27 PM
Her butt

Nothing else compares :tape:

:lol::lol::lol:

pov
May 9th, 2008, 02:43 PM
This is tough because of the inclusion of "mental game." I'll say that the "mental game" is first and foremost for any top player. No matter what their style or best strokes are, the mental game is what makes it happen.

samsam4087
May 5th, 2009, 05:05 AM
This is tough because of the inclusion of "mental game." I'll say that the "mental game" is first and foremost for any top player. No matter what their style or best strokes are, the mental game is what makes it happen.

Yes, well said.

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Pasta-Na
May 5th, 2009, 05:08 AM
stop bringing the old threads up pls. samsam. :o

bobbynorwich
May 5th, 2009, 05:53 AM
Her mental game

:haha:
:haha:
:haha:

wtatennisballer
May 5th, 2009, 05:58 AM
Other, shake what yo mamma gave ya.

sweetpeas
May 5th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Serve,mental tough!

samsam4087
Oct 8th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Her butt

Nothing else compares :tape:

:worship::worship::worship:

AnywhereButHome
Oct 8th, 2009, 02:38 PM
her mental game !

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 8th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Her racket/ball shove to the throat act will be her best asset.:worship:

bandabou
Oct 8th, 2009, 02:59 PM
:lol: Kinda funnyyy..

friendsita
Oct 8th, 2009, 03:57 PM
She's the stongest player... mental & physically

miffedmax
Oct 8th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Getting to play Lena twice in Slam semis. :bigcry:

Now I have to mention the bangs.

joão.
Oct 8th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Serve

Tanja8
Oct 8th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Mental game.
Oh, the question was on the court.;)
In this case, I don`t know.

Golovinjured.
Oct 8th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Tits and ass.

Galsen
Oct 8th, 2009, 05:49 PM
dropshots

sweetpeas
Oct 8th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Serve!

samsam4087
Jan 28th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Mental game is her best asset.

Golovinjured.
Jan 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Her right tit.

BlameSerena
Jan 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Her mentality which allows her to get that big serve in on the big points and to think clearly when her back is against the wall.

LoveFifteen
Jan 28th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Who voted for volleys?! :unsure:

Serena has the WTA greatest serve of all time. It's mesmerizingly beautiful when it's clicking. :hearts:

goldenslam888
Jan 28th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Definitely her mental game, closely followed by her serve.

ya, we saw how tough serena's memtal game was against kim clisjters. lol.