View Full Version : Player Strengths & Weaknesses

Apr 19th, 2003, 01:13 AM
What do you think are the strongest parts of particular players games? The weakest? (This has nothing to do with whether you like the player a lot, a little, or not at all). Also, the more specific the better. In other words, we'd all agree with Serena having a great serve, for example. Which kinds of her serves are best would say more. And since the players themselves are always looking to see what they can improve, it's not ragging on your favorites to critique their weaknesses.

Apr 19th, 2003, 01:18 AM
Best-Backhand slice, strong fast first serve, consistent, great mover, good placement

Worst-Mental esp, against Venus and Kim, Low First Serve percentage, can be more susceptible to fatigue because of small stature

Venus Forever
Apr 19th, 2003, 01:22 AM

Strongpoints: Mentally strong, Outstanding Backhand, First Serve, speed, reach.

Weakness: Second Serve, Forehand, Mentality against Serena, and sometimes a lack of aggression.

Apr 19th, 2003, 01:38 AM

Strongpoints: Speed, tenacity, will to win, consistency, court smarts, ability to mix it up.

Weakness: Serve (first and second), lack of power, tendency to be passive against top players.

Apr 19th, 2003, 02:32 AM
Strengths- Mental, Power
Weakness- Movement, Passive at times, Fitness

Strengths- Everything but...
Weakness- Second Serve, forehand not solid, mental vs. Serena

Apr 19th, 2003, 03:51 AM
Strengths - mental toughness, flat+hard serve and groundies, drop shots
Weaknesses - variety (other than drop shot and occasional net foray), second serve (a topspin 2nd serve would help), shot selection.

Apr 19th, 2003, 04:14 AM

Strengths - Serve, Return, Groundies, Net Play
Weaknesses - Movement (duh), poor attitude (sometimes, although not recently), confidence against Williams Sisters and Kim

Apr 19th, 2003, 02:05 PM
I won't try to psychoanalyze Momo because about 7,222, 867 people have already. Re. her game: alot of muscle related injuries, be it quad strains (ever see her WITHOUT a thigh wrap?), the famous immovable neck thing, you name it. When healthy, she's fast and hits hard and accurately (often a foot or so inside a corner). But Amelie is apparently too proud 2B Emilie (Loit) now and then. (The latter is also coached by Loic Courteau, knows her limitations, and tries to compensate with "junkballs", as Serena found out @ the AO). Vs. the same opponent (Paris Indoor), Momo tried to "out-Serena" her in the final, for example trying a passing shot, not a defensive lob, with Serena up @ the net. Well, that pitch in the strike zone got teed off on like a fastball down the middle to Barry Bonds. Mix it up, Momo! :confused:

Apr 19th, 2003, 02:20 PM
Serena Strenghts- her entire game, serve, forehand, backhand, net game
Weakenss- her errors are the only thing right now hindering her, seeing no-one has been attacking any particular part of her game over the past year

strenght- everything except..
weakenss- second serve, errors, and im not going to say her mental attitdue w/ serena, i personally think she is right there with her, its the errors they are messing her up. along w/ the second serve.

Venus Forever
Apr 19th, 2003, 04:11 PM
SerenaSlam, Serena's net game is a strength??

I remember quite a lot of volley errors and even overheaed errors from Serena in the past year. She always seems to mess up there. I would put it under her weakness categories.

Apr 19th, 2003, 04:18 PM

Strengths: Power, mental, accuracy, return.
Weaknesses: Serve, fitness.


Strengths: Good strokes, net game, return, feel/touch.
Weaknesses: Mental, serve, inconsistency.

Apr 19th, 2003, 04:23 PM

Stengths: groundstrokes, fighting spirit, angles, return, intensity.
Weaknesses: stabbing.

Apr 19th, 2003, 04:30 PM
down the tee: who are you on GoTennis????

Apr 19th, 2003, 05:50 PM

Movement, power, forehand, slice backhand, fighting spirit
Serve, lack of aggression

Elena Dementieva

Forehand, Movement, Power
Serve, lack of variety, mental weakness

Apr 19th, 2003, 09:34 PM
SerenaSlam, Serena's net game is a strength??

I remember quite a lot of volley errors and even overheaed errors from Serena in the past year. She always seems to mess up there. I would put it under her weakness categories.
ah, you could say it is, but then again you can say its a weekness, but i think serena's main problem is, she comes to net on some pretty stupid shots, but most of the time, when at net, she is either have hit a winner, or is really going to get a short ball

Apr 19th, 2003, 10:29 PM
Serena's main weaknesses are lazy footwork and her half volleys. Her backhand volley is good while her forehand ones are weak. But she keeps coming in and will get better. :cool:

Apr 19th, 2003, 10:54 PM
down the tee: who are you on GoTennis????
Just a fan of various players like the Belgians, Monica, Lindsay, Serena, Vera Zvonareva (the best of these Russian teens, it seems, not counting junior players or the very young Safina). Speaking of Monica, I think her serve should be more of a weapon, given her height, power, and accuracy. Am I overestimating that as a weakness?