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Dodoboy.
Aug 11th, 2009, 10:21 PM
:confused::confused:

Who is the better doubles player in your opinion, tough choice.

sammy01
Aug 11th, 2009, 10:24 PM
serena she poaches way more than venus, has the more reliable serve and is the more consistent returner

Dave.
Aug 11th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Serena has had more success with other players the few times they have played without each other while it took Venus a long time to register her first win with a player other than Serena. That to me indicates Serena is better.

But if you look at their roles within the WS team, I think it varies from match to match who is the better of the two. They are so well balanced, it's not like you can "pick on" one of them. They both have huge serves, amazing athletiscm, volleys etc. Serena might be the more consistent returner but Venus is the one playing the pressure points. :shrug: So in that sense they both have an equal contribution to their wins and losses.

Dodoboy.
Aug 11th, 2009, 10:55 PM
I really can't choose, but Ree's success with other partners was the tiebreaker.

Voted Vee though :unsure:

sammy01
Aug 11th, 2009, 11:02 PM
I really can't choose, but Ree's success with other partners was the tiebreaker.

Voted Vee though :unsure:

:confused: why vote venus if you think serena? you may as well call the poll 'which sister do you prefer' in that case.

Dave.
Aug 11th, 2009, 11:09 PM
:confused: why vote venus if you think serena? you may as well call the poll 'which sister do you prefer' in that case.

Venus was on 0 so he wanted her to have a vote :shrug: But now it's 3-3 :unsure:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 11th, 2009, 11:13 PM
There both amazing doubles players :worship:. But Vees wingspan at the net gives her the edge in my opinion ;):bounce:

duhcity
Aug 11th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Serena seems like she's never the leader in any of her doubles teams, and while i'm not sure she's not afraid to speak up at times, it's usually Venus or whoever else calling the shots.

I think Venus has the better ability to play doubles tennis during doubles, and not singles. I've seen Serena go for shots and volleys that may bewinners or errors, but are definitely not smart doubles plays.

MBM
Aug 12th, 2009, 12:25 AM
serena has the best reactions of the two. Venus almost never picks up a ball that is hit for a winner close by her, but Serena almost always gets a racket on it, even if it doesn't go back over the net (which is uncommon!)

Venus tags more and her backhand volley is :drool:

But Serena always seems the bigger presence on the doubles court, so I say Serena (even tho Venus is my fave!!!)

Buttercups
Aug 12th, 2009, 12:28 AM
Serena has the better/more reliable serve, the better passing shots, the better lobs, the better returner, the better backhand volley, and seems to be much more intimidating with her poaches.

Venus has the better forehand volley and the better doubles overhead. I say doubles overhead because normally when you hit an overhead in doubles you have to move back and jump up.

So I'll go with Serena.

MBM
Aug 12th, 2009, 12:35 AM
Venus has the better forehand volley and the better doubles overhead.

I love how she looks so gangly when she's in the air (legs flailing about in the slam-dunkiness of the shot), but the shot smashes down exactly where she wants it!

Buttercups
Aug 12th, 2009, 12:35 AM
Yes and its almost always a winner.

Caillou
Aug 12th, 2009, 02:20 AM
I feel like venus could be, but serena is more consistently better...venus has better vollies, serena has better return/serve...idk its tough.

Wiggly
Aug 12th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Venus has the better strategy but Serena is doing it better.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Aug 12th, 2009, 03:37 AM
Have you seen them play... If you have you cant pick Vee...

Serena :worship:

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 12th, 2009, 04:00 AM
serena is too good

Knizzle
Aug 12th, 2009, 07:26 PM
It's hard to say because often times what one does makes the other look better. If Venus hits a good serve Serena can smash a volley, if Serena hits a great return Venus can put away the popped up volley. Venus hits a better first volley and I think is better in a volleying match at the net. Serena is better at punching the volley really hard when has the opportunity and ending the point.

gmokb
Aug 13th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Are they playing doubles at Cincinnati?

pwayne
Aug 13th, 2009, 01:23 AM
No

tennnisfannn
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:06 PM
When they are both playing well, how do you deal with an amazing serena serve, either first or second and Venus at the net? It is priceless.