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Dementieva Serve
Dec 20th, 2006, 08:26 AM
I do. I try to copy Jelena Dokic's but it ends up like Elena Dementieva's :o

Viktymise
Dec 20th, 2006, 09:12 AM
I try Sprem's

arslan2660
Dec 20th, 2006, 09:54 AM
Yes I do :D Vaidisovas and sometimes Mary Pierce.. :)

Dementieva Serve
Dec 20th, 2006, 09:59 AM
I can never seem to do Mary's service action properly. I lean forward and slowly roll back but the serve ends up being about 10km/ph unlike Mary's 180km/ph :lol:

Yes I do :D Vaidisovas and sometimes Mary Pierce.. :)

Asif_Nawaz
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:02 AM
Yes, Unfortunately, ALG's. I had a Davenport stage.But my regular is Scud service motion

arslan2660
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:06 AM
I can never seem to do Mary's service action properly. I lean forward and slowly roll back but the serve ends up being about 10km/ph unlike Mary's 180km/ph :lol:

Haha :lol: Mine is very good, when it works. But most of the time it goes SO far away from the court, hehe ;)

CooCooCachoo
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:07 AM
I think I could get Antonella's down.

Asif_Nawaz
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:09 AM
Actually, It must take a lot of work to make a first serve go at 50 miles per hour.Even more, to make a second serve go at 35 miles per hour.

matthias
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:11 AM
i don´t copy Dementieva, but i serve like her

Carsten
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:17 AM
i don´t copy Dementieva, but i serve like her

same for me :lol:

Yarden
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:19 AM
I do. I copy Tati serve.

martin white
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:20 AM
as a big shino fan,i try to serve them up as shino did!:worship: :) miss ya already shinochan:bigcry:

Dementieva Serve
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:22 AM
That's a worrying sign :lol:

I don't copy Dementieva, but I serve like her.

Dementieva Serve
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:23 AM
I used to copy Venus' service action as well ...

arslan2660
Dec 20th, 2006, 10:28 AM
Sometimes you just think, that you're serving like a pro. But whne you really ask someone they're like 'NOT AT ALL', hha :D

alfajeffster
Dec 20th, 2006, 11:03 AM
Absolutely! About 10 years ago, I started to get twinges of pain in my right shoulder, because my serve was a flat-arm serve, and I wasn't using my body torque or turning, or throwing my arm into socket to use the serve like a sling-shot. I watched Pete Sampras, and watched Michael Stich, and watched and watched and watched some more, and didn't care if I lost a couple of matches while making improvements. It worked. For the women, there are so few really great servers, because (this isn't meant to be sexist) men generally have bodies better suited to better service motions. One player who I still learn a great deal from watching on video is Billie Jean King- a 5'5" player with nothing short of a fantastic service motion. Of today's top women, I'm hoping Serena gets back into the service form (and disguise) she had a few years ago, but other than that, I'm seeing a lot of injuries waiting to happen.

Elwin.
Dec 20th, 2006, 11:12 AM
i copy michaella krajicek serve!

Tenis Srbija
Dec 20th, 2006, 11:23 AM
I did when I was younger...now not, because that's just stupid!

GoClijsters
Dec 20th, 2006, 11:28 AM
I copy Sharapova. Sometimes I would put on some earrings just to copy maria
I try to do the same steps, put my hear behind my ears and scream as loud as I can
I just can't manage to hit 115 m/h. I'll have to work on that ;)

*Jool*
Dec 20th, 2006, 11:50 AM
Conchita's :)
(sometimes, but as i never had tennislessons, I don't really know how to play/serve , so i'm only TRYING to copy lol - also I tried sometimes Lindsay's and Mary's serving movements )

RJWCapriati
Dec 20th, 2006, 12:46 PM
Yes, most Seles or somewhat like Safina.......but of course it ends up like Dementieva.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 20th, 2006, 12:53 PM
Yeah ELENAS at times ! :lol: Its to bad i can't copy her hella strong GROUND GAME! :p

Fire_Fox
Dec 20th, 2006, 01:34 PM
I try to copy Andy Roddik & Mario Ancic!!!:cool:

& sometimes Patty Schnyder:p

tenn_ace
Dec 20th, 2006, 01:41 PM
I guess, my preparation is Maria's like. Very deliberate, taking time. Motion? :help: :tape:

jazar
Dec 20th, 2006, 02:50 PM
i try to be different from other people. i keep my serve fluid and smooth

The Dawntreader
Dec 20th, 2006, 03:47 PM
I try and do Venus's sometimes, but my service style is like Daniela's really:)

Mina Vagante
Dec 20th, 2006, 03:49 PM
i do loads, i do serena's (which is my normal serve) i can do kuznetsova, myskina, davenport, sprem, venus but for some reason are cant to the two belgians

Craigy
Dec 20th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Nope

Lefty.
Dec 20th, 2006, 04:45 PM
Justine's actually. Of course, not nearly as effective or powerful. (and I double fault a lot more because I usually try to hit my second serve too hard :o)

shrOOf
Dec 20th, 2006, 04:46 PM
i copy schruff :lol:
( :help: :help: )

Black Mamba.
Dec 20th, 2006, 04:49 PM
Dementiva, but not by choice. I suck at tennis.

darrinbaker00
Dec 20th, 2006, 04:49 PM
I do. I try to copy Jelena Dokic's but it ends up like Elena Dementieva's :o
I'd be willing to bet that most of us on this board inadvertently duplicate Dementieva's results on serve, if not her actual serving technique. ;)

Highlandman
Dec 20th, 2006, 04:50 PM
I try to copy Venus Williams service:wavey: :p - but its more like Lisa Raymond;)

darrinbaker00
Dec 20th, 2006, 04:55 PM
I try to copy Venus Williams service:wavey: :p - but its more like Lisa Raymond;)
That's a good thing, you know. ;)

Mightymirza
Dec 20th, 2006, 07:50 PM
I try to copy Justines 1st serve!! love da serve!! But my 2nd serve motion is kind alike Sania..:p