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Boss monkey
Mar 5th, 2006, 11:55 PM
I was playing in a match agins one of my friends, and I serve the ball flat about 98% of the time and he was saying that I need to hit other types and no pros play flat serves. and that got me thinking how many pro players hit a flat serve more than 50% of the time.

V's a star
Mar 6th, 2006, 12:04 AM
doesnt venus espically in 02 i think. Slice and flat are basically her serves.

Babolatpro880
Mar 6th, 2006, 01:48 AM
Jelena Dokic. Both her first and second serves are flat, which is why she hits 25728705 double faults per match.

Mightymirza
Mar 6th, 2006, 05:05 AM
Misa krajicek hits her serves pretty flat..

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 6th, 2006, 07:27 AM
i would think venus williams?

Strangelove
Mar 6th, 2006, 08:36 AM
Misa krajicek hits her serves pretty flat..I'd say Misa has a pretty kick-ass slice-service out wide as well...

thomas.chung
Mar 6th, 2006, 08:40 AM
Lindasy IMHO has a very flat serve too, but it is not in a way that is FLAT but INCONTROLLABLE. Rather, she is pretty accurate and she can hit consistently flat 100mph+ to the corners. So that is why I think her serve is deadly if she is on the groove.

liuxuan
Mar 6th, 2006, 01:48 PM
Lindasy IMHO has a very flat serve too, but it is not in a way that is FLAT but INCONTROLLABLE. Rather, she is pretty accurate and she can hit consistently flat 100mph+ to the corners. So that is why I think her serve is deadly if she is on the groove.

I think linzi slices her serve a lot, especially at wimbledon. Wicked slice out wide on the deuce court and right up the tee on the ad court. Thats why it is so difficult to return.

Mightymirza
Mar 6th, 2006, 03:40 PM
I'd say Misa has a pretty kick-ass slice-service out wide as well...
Yes but her 2nd serves are mainly flat...

Martina2
Mar 6th, 2006, 07:39 PM
Pierce can hit a lot of flat 1st serves in some matches but her 2nd serve usually has a hell of a kick!

Darop.
Mar 6th, 2006, 07:46 PM
All players first serves are flat, all their second serves have spin.

Except Dokic, which, as someone else said, is the cause of her 20387624756 DF's per match.

Then there are other players like Serra Zanetti and Pin whose serves are so horrid and slow you can't even tell what's going on.

Mightymirza
Mar 6th, 2006, 08:14 PM
All players first serves are flat, all their second serves have spin.

Except Dokic, which, as someone else said, is the cause of her 20387624756 DF's per match.

Then there are other players like Serra Zanetti and Pin whose serves are so horrid and slow you can't even tell what's going on.
No way..hav you seen kuznetsovas serves??Or shruff??Kuzzies 1st serves are also kicing most of the times...

esquímaux
Mar 7th, 2006, 12:32 PM
I'm sorry, but none of the ladies mentioned have ANYTHING on Justine's flatness ;)

DragonFlame
Mar 7th, 2006, 02:12 PM
I'm sorry, but none of the ladies mentioned have ANYTHING on Justine's flatness ;)

:ras:

LH2HBH
Mar 7th, 2006, 10:12 PM
I'm sorry, but none of the ladies mentioned have ANYTHING on Justine's flatness ;)

:haha:

esquímaux
Mar 25th, 2006, 02:50 PM
*dead*

frenchie
Mar 25th, 2006, 03:08 PM
Myskina's first serves are flat IMO

PLP
Mar 25th, 2006, 03:09 PM
I'm sorry, but none of the ladies mentioned have ANYTHING on Justine's flatness ;)


Ohhhh...I just got it...I am very slow this morning...

tennismaster8820
Mar 25th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Karolina Šprem hits it flat most of the time when she serves well, Venus and Dokic also! Miskina only on first serves!

LH2HBH
Mar 25th, 2006, 06:17 PM
All pros 'have' a flat serve and most use it regularly especially for 1st serve.

Many use the slice serve which has side spin on it as their 2nd serve.
Some use the more difficult kick serve which has top spin on it.

Most decent players (even intermediate players) do not use a flat serve for their second serve.