Eurosport commentator, Sam Smith today said that Alexandra Stevenson probably had the best 2nd serve in Women's tennis. Better than venus or Serena, and better than a lot of players' first serves..
She seemed to prove this in her match with Jelena Dokic, when, if her big first serve failed, the second often did nearly as much damage. Coming in regularly at 90mph plus, Alex's 2nd serve was enough to dominate many points with jelena, and she got t least three clean Aces wth it!
Any comments? Is Stevenson's 2nd serve the best?
Oct 18th, 2002, 02:46 AM
Her 2nd serve might been this good with dokic, but I thing serena has the best 2nd serve on the women side!!!
Oct 18th, 2002, 02:54 AM
she may hit the most powerful second serve, but it's not consistent. Serena has the most consistent and best second serve. Again, power isn't everything ;)
Oct 18th, 2002, 02:55 AM
Stevenson has to much DF
Oct 18th, 2002, 03:10 AM
It's GREAT WHEN she gets it IN!!
Serena's is the BEST no doubt!!
Oct 18th, 2002, 03:15 AM
Serena's second serve is consistent, powerful and well-placed. She wins hands down. But I must put in a plug for Kim Clijsters. Her second serve isn't quite so powerful... mid 80s to high 80s at best, but she places it so well and rarely double faults. I've seen her play live three times and was impressed with how many cheap points she could win with that second serve!!
Oct 18th, 2002, 03:27 AM
Serena's is the most effective and consistent. If Alex got her second serves in all the time she would be the best, but the problem is, she doesn't get them in nearly enough...Serena does...
Oct 18th, 2002, 04:24 AM
yea, alex isn't consistent enough with her second serve
Oct 18th, 2002, 06:18 AM
Serena second serve is lethal. It has that kick and gives alot of players problems. Alex doesn't get it in enough.
Oct 18th, 2002, 01:57 PM
The most powerful second serve on the WTA ?
Martina Hingis's : It has the great power of driving me mad when watching her matches LOLLLLL !!!!!
Oct 18th, 2002, 03:16 PM
WHen Alex's serve is working, she has the best second serve. When it's not, she goes for it anyway, and DF's.
Oct 18th, 2002, 04:48 PM
Stevensons serve is absolutley awesome, but until she cools off with the 15, 16 double faults in a match, then hers wont be as good as Serenas.
Oct 18th, 2002, 08:54 PM
Oct 18th, 2002, 10:34 PM
It depends. Serena has all-round the best second serve - consistency, power, kick. Alex definitely goes for it more than any other player and is very hard for a second serve.
There are quite a few good kick-servers out there (other than Serena) - Daniela, Iroda, Lindsay, Mary.
Oct 19th, 2002, 04:46 AM
um, like hello, where have you guys been, martina hingis has like the best second serve, its so slow that it throws you right off, ur like waiting for it, and then like u get impatient, and you hit it out. Its so tricky.
Oct 19th, 2002, 04:54 AM
I think Conchita has a second serve like that too.