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sputnikmoments
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Since its the off-season, let's discuss who do you feel has the most beautiful/fluid service motions. Watching the Stosur vs Peng exhibition match, I realized how labored Peng's was compared to Stosur.

LightWarrior
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:43 PM
Serena's service motion is perfect.

sputnikmoments
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:46 PM
Bartoli's would take the cake for least aesthetically pleasing, no pun intended. But in general, i find abbreviated serves tend to be less fluid.

A-Bond
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:49 PM
Vaidisova's :sad: Amongst active Players, it's clearly Serena. Such a fluid swing :hearts: I also liked Pattys :)

Yoncé
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:51 PM
Serena's is flawless and effortless which makes how incredible her serve is even more amaze :hearts:

Lord Choc Ice
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:03 PM
Ana Ivanovic :drool:.

Joelina
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:06 PM
i liked Daniela´s service motion in 2007 and 2008, then she has changed it a bit, and also Sharapova´s 2004 - 05 was very beautiful

Mistress of Evil
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:12 PM
Baby Masha's service motion was love:hearts:, Corswandt will agree!

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mac47
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Coco Vandeweghe has a beautiful fluid kicker with a terrific shoulder turn and knee bend, and no hitch anywhere in her motion. It really pops, too. If the rest of her game were as good as her serve (and if she lost a lot of weight), she could be really dangerous in tournaments.

Miss Amor
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:34 PM
Serena.

nevetssllim
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:37 PM
Serena, obviously. Mona Barthel has a really fluid service motion too and I like Benesova's too.

Break My Rapture
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:40 PM
*cue Williamsova fans :lol:*

I also agree with the ones saying Vandeweghe and '04 Pova. Bartoli's service motion might be aesthetically unpleasing, but she gets some of the best racquet head acceleration during her serve of the entire Tour. I would also say Marino has a beautiful and excellent serve (sometimes those two don't always go together).

Ashi
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:42 PM
Two words. Serena Williams.

JamieOwen3
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:44 PM
someone who i thought had the most bizarre motion was Capriati, walked up to serve and it was all rushed :lol: (well id have to add marions multiple motions also, her multiple motions are the equivilent to someone having multiple personalities :lol: they're different)

Best Motions Serena, Maria 2004-2005, Davenport *i like it*

Otlichno
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:47 PM
Sharapova in 2005.

J4m3ka
Dec 18th, 2011, 01:53 PM
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MM_1257
Dec 18th, 2011, 02:00 PM
I liked Ana's service motion until her problems with the toss started.

Holdsworth
Dec 18th, 2011, 02:58 PM
I liked Sharapova's service motion in 2005-2007. Also Benesova, Hantuchova.

Julian.
Dec 18th, 2011, 03:06 PM
Maria Sharapova

Mikey.
Dec 18th, 2011, 04:10 PM
Obviously Serena. Other than her I would agree with others who said Mini Martha and Anci. Also I'll give a special mention to Nadia Petrova.

*Jool*
Dec 18th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Lindsay's :hearts:

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 18th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Lindsay's :hearts:

+1. Never one of them "smiles" during serving except Lindsay.:oh:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-05/30/xin_3805023010035401136512.jpg

Uranium
Dec 18th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Venus and Schnyder's serve motions I love.

Barktra
Dec 18th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Not to be biased, but Yari has a beautiful service motion :drool: Petrova has a good service motion.

Mixal
Dec 18th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Serena & Hingis. So effortless. Almost casual.

Least favourite: Sharapova's.

Beat
Dec 18th, 2011, 04:59 PM
petrova

PushWoz
Dec 18th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Best service motion: Serena
Favourite service motion:
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evana
Dec 18th, 2011, 05:07 PM
Ana Ivanovic.

Mugilda
Dec 18th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Clijsters and Hingis :hearts:

Stonerpova
Dec 18th, 2011, 05:38 PM
-Serena, duh
-Sharapova circa 2005-2006 and YEC 2007
-Davenport
-Zvonareva
-Lisicki

bandabou
Dec 18th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Serena..it's just perfect.

Lindsay's was great too.

Sammo
Dec 18th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Sam Stosur, perfect.

Tezuka.
Dec 18th, 2011, 07:24 PM
Barthel.

Spring Pools
Dec 18th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Dementieva 2004 :)

Adrian1092
Dec 18th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Definitely agree with Vaidisova and Marino. Also Sara Errani's service motion is worth a mention here, albeit for all the wrong reasons :lol:

Sammo
Dec 18th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Also...

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This video doesn't have 250,000 views for nothing.

The Dawntreader
Dec 18th, 2011, 07:36 PM
Serena's, Venus's (first serve).

Lindsay's was gloriously fluid. I loved that elegant shaping of her left wrist as she threw the ball. Pierce's motion was also very theatrical and gorgeous.

One of the service motions i love is Voskoboeva's. One of the most ornate service motions i've ever seen.

Holdsworth
Dec 18th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Also Li Na, Szavay, Zvonareva, Larsson, Hercog

Raiden
Dec 18th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Julia Goerges

Very crisp and fluid motions. Easy on the eye and at the same time effective. She has less power than many of the big and powerful servers but yet, on average, Julia hits more aces than most of them. And like Federer she takes it quick (no stupidly slow rituals and time-delaying tricks and antics
.

MarkNL
Dec 18th, 2011, 08:00 PM
Serena, Sabine, Sam and Li :D

And the ugliest serve ever, Antonella Serra-Zanetti :o

Look it up on YouTube I'm on my iPad right now so I can't post a vid :)

Sombrerero loco
Dec 18th, 2011, 08:03 PM
hingis and shvedova =)

Mynarco
Dec 18th, 2011, 08:09 PM
Wingis.

ToopsTame
Dec 18th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Serena's

Lindsay's
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young_gunner913
Dec 18th, 2011, 08:24 PM
Serena of course. :hearts:

Marion is my second favorite. It may be ugly to some people but it's so awkward and bizarre that I love it. :lol:

Berlin_Calling
Dec 18th, 2011, 09:07 PM
Mary Pierce had the most classic looking service motion. The best trophy pose on the women's tour!

Charlatan
Dec 18th, 2011, 09:21 PM
Lindsay and Hingis

it-girl
Dec 18th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Venus has a beautiful service motion. Her long limbs makes it look like a graceful dance because there are a lot of moving parts to her serve.

Serena's serve is just effortless.


Venus serving motion:

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vixter
Dec 18th, 2011, 09:59 PM
I haven't read through the thread but I might be one of the few to actually like Bartoli's motion. I mean, it cracks me up too, but I find it quite esthetically pleasing at the same time, especially since she is really hitting her spots with it as well.

Other than the obvious Serena GOAT serve, I'll go with Lindsay who also had a GOAT serve. Peak Stevenson had a cool serve.

EDIT: Stevenson's serve was only cool, not really beautiful like Serena's or Lindsay's.

Kəv.
Dec 18th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Marion Bartoli :bowdown:

I love Julia Goerges's serve :hearts:

sputnikmoments
Dec 18th, 2011, 10:02 PM
I love Venus's serve motion, especially the starting position. As for Lindsay, I'm not a fan of the bending of her right wrist before she tosses the ball. Patty's remind me abit of Stosur. On the other hand, no offense but Nadal's service expression looks like he's had a stroke.

edificio
Dec 18th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Venus has a beautiful service motion. Her long limbs makes it look like a graceful dance because there are a lot of moving parts to her serve.

Serena's serve is just effortless.


Venus serving motion:

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This video shows why the timing is so crucial to Vee's serve.

Seeing the Elena D service motion again from that horrid period: sad.

SV_Fan
Dec 18th, 2011, 10:52 PM
I always liked how Venus' motion looked.... though it has changed over the years...

JCTennisFan
Dec 18th, 2011, 11:11 PM
People are going to disagree with me, considering all the technical flaws, but I always thought Sharapova's pre-injury serve was very nice to watch. I even like the high ball toss :O .

And people are really gonna disagree with my like of Bartoli's Arm swing right before she goes after the ball. The rest of her service motion is odd (though not as "cringe worthy" as some people say it is) but the way she brings her arm back is quite nice to watch, in my opinion. Acting like she is strung out on Meth inbetween points, on the other hand, can get quite annoying but I can understand her motivation for acting that way (keep herself pumped up).

Of corse the most effortless, best flowing serve is Serena's (no suprise it is the most effective as well). I also like watching Stosur toss the ball a foot behind her head when hitting heavily spun serves (mainly because I wonder how she doesnt destroy her shoulder by doing that so often).

Spring Pools
Dec 19th, 2011, 12:27 AM
Goerges has a good looking serve

Steadyniacki
Dec 19th, 2011, 01:14 AM
Patty's is amazing. Vaidisova's and Goerges' serves are nice too.

Steadyniacki
Dec 19th, 2011, 01:15 AM
Just reminding everyone that Marion served the most aces out of anyone on tour this year :oh:

KBlade
Dec 19th, 2011, 01:15 AM
Vaidisova and Petrova are my favourites outside of Serena.

Potato
Dec 19th, 2011, 01:20 AM
Lindsay, Serena, Patty :hearts:

and although it's rarely effective, JJ's serve is pretty nice to watch! very fluid.
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Barktra
Dec 19th, 2011, 01:25 AM
IMO Tatiana Golovin had a underated service motion :drool:

DefyingGravity
Dec 19th, 2011, 01:36 AM
Ana Ivanovic has a great motion....it's the toss that wrecks it.

Obligatory Serena and Lindsay props. I really enjoyed Monica Seles' serve as well.

ExtremespeedX
Dec 19th, 2011, 02:54 AM
Roger Federer...

...Oh this is about WTA players?

Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova

Kəv.
Dec 19th, 2011, 02:54 AM
Oh what about Ksenia Pervak? :lol:

ToopsTame
Dec 19th, 2011, 02:56 AM
IMO Tatiana Golovin had a underated service motion :drool:

I'm not a fan of abbreviated motions. Golovin, Dokic, Mauresmo post surgery, Henin after her comeback. Effective but ugly motions. :tape:

Mike81
Dec 19th, 2011, 03:08 AM
The most beautiful service motion? without doubt Sabine Lisicki's :)

petkoan
Dec 19th, 2011, 03:31 AM
S.Williams&Davenport have fluid motions. Hingis too, especially in her early years on tour.

atominside
Dec 19th, 2011, 03:56 AM
Maria's serve is always pretty to look at. It may not go in often, but its a pretty motion.

Bluish
Dec 19th, 2011, 04:12 AM
Davenport, Schnyder, Voskoboeva, Serena, Hingis

I really loved Kournikova's as well, the way she just rocked into it. To be clear, we're talking about the service motions - not the results right? :lol:

tucker1989
Dec 19th, 2011, 04:34 AM
I knew someone would throw out Golovin (they always do), and it's totally ridiculous. Her motion was really ugly.

I loved watching her play as much as anyone, but she's without a doubt one of the most overrated players on this board.

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 19th, 2011, 05:31 AM
I love Steffi Graf's serve too.:D Love the high ball toss.:)

Smitten
Dec 19th, 2011, 07:23 AM
Legend.

madmax
Dec 19th, 2011, 09:16 AM
Pova's and Julia's:hearts::bowdown:

TheEmpress
Dec 19th, 2011, 09:21 AM
I don't know If I'm biased but I find Jelena's very beautiful

vozas
Dec 19th, 2011, 09:28 AM
Serena's is technically flawless but it's not as beautiful as some of the other serves on tour. Mary Pierce, Sharapova and pre-brainfart Ivanovic have/had beautiful motions. Zvonareva's is gorgeous too.

But yeah, Maria's 2007, post-slump motion (the one she used at the YEC) was my favorite.

Brad[le]y.
Dec 19th, 2011, 09:30 AM
Lindsay and Hingis

beautiful motion but woeful effects :sobbing:

Lord Choc Ice
Dec 19th, 2011, 09:35 AM
I'm surprised at all the love for Julia's motion.

Corswandt
Dec 19th, 2011, 01:25 PM
Beautiful service motions:

Nothing beats Martha in 2005-2006. I can't mention it without going into a torrent of OTT purple prose, so I'll just say it was too beautiful for words.

Also:

Barthel
Pivovarova

Other exceptionally fluid service motions:

Schnyder (I just loved how nonchalantly she swung her racquet - it seemed so effortless)
Vaidisova (didn't care much for it at the time and it was only recently that I realised how smooth it was)
Vandeweghe

maddogz48
Dec 19th, 2011, 01:31 PM
Serena's service motion is perfect.

+1. Her service motion is so simple and extremely effective. Her serve rarely breaks down.

wateva
Dec 19th, 2011, 01:46 PM
no one mentioned flavia's serve? i think she has one of the most elegant motions ever! :hearts:

LindsayRulz
Dec 19th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Serena, Lindsay, Mary. For some reasons I like Petrova's too it's very fluid.

Beat
Dec 19th, 2011, 03:15 PM
IMO Tatiana Golovin had a underated service motion :drool:

erm, say what??

I knew someone would throw out Golovin (they always do), and it's totally ridiculous. Her motion was really ugly.

this.

Apoleb
Dec 19th, 2011, 03:30 PM
beautiful motion but woeful effects :sobbing:

This. :lol:

Even when I hated Hingis tremendously and I knew nothing about tennis, I still had a weird attraction to that serve, and tried to practice it in air. There's a sense of perfection about all of Stinki's shots, particularly the serve, despite how unimpressive the result was - second serve included.

I would add: Steffi Graf, Serena Williams. Steffi's was just drop dead gorgeous with the high ball toss and her preparation before she hits the ball. Serena is just a stunning example of weight transfer. It's explosive+perfect, which Hingis couldn't manage.

Overrated: Crapova (especially), Davenport to a certain extent. But then people are voting for Venus, so what do I know? :lol:

cowsonice
Dec 19th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Hantuchova, Goerges :drool:
Zvonareva's service motion is my personal favorite. It's pretty effective. :yeah:

Pova's service motion right now seems so labored. I liked her 2008 service motion. 2004-2008 service motions were pretty good, but you could see how that costed her some shoulder problems. :tape:

EDIT: And Jarka's! It's very simple.

égalité
Dec 19th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Davenport has my favorite service motion ever. Serena's obviously is amazing.

mac47
Dec 19th, 2011, 07:59 PM
And Jarka's! It's very simple.

Yes, how could I forget Jarka. She gets some pop on that serve, too. In fact, now that I think of it, Jarka's serve might be my second fave after Coco Vandy's.

danieln1
Dec 19th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Hingis and Davenport

I liked Pierce motion also

Tezuka.
Dec 18th, 2013, 07:48 AM
http://www.m5zn.com/newuploads/2013/12/18/gif//3a511fd1e8b0259.gif

Silas
Dec 18th, 2013, 07:52 AM
Maria, Serena, Venus

Silas
Dec 18th, 2013, 07:52 AM
http://www.m5zn.com/newuploads/2013/12/18/gif//3a511fd1e8b0259.gif

Bartoli :lol:

Steadyniacki
Dec 18th, 2013, 08:15 AM
Patty still slays this.

Sabinator.
Dec 18th, 2013, 09:50 AM
Chakvetadze changed her service motion so many times, but all of these were beautiful, especially this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co3hlddpFrs

I loved Vaidisova's service motion, so elegant and unique :hearts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc5hpXMfAKo

From the active player, I love Hercog's, Rybarikova's and Martic's serve.

Skochko
Dec 18th, 2013, 10:10 AM
Patty, Serena, Ana's pre-injury, or rather pre-slump motion.

Joelina
Dec 18th, 2013, 10:17 AM
Daniela, Maria, Venus, Nicole

Queen Vika
Dec 18th, 2013, 10:30 AM
I always loved Vika's 2011 early 2012 motion :oh: I know her serve is shitty, but i liked because it was pleased me, no matter how crapppy. Nicole's, Masha's pre-Injury, Daniela, Patty etc all had pretty serves, and effective.

But Serena and Lindsay will always remain my favorites :drool:

Lord Choc Ice
Dec 18th, 2013, 11:38 AM
The Serbian sisters and the Williams sisters.

Hugues Daniel
Dec 18th, 2013, 03:53 PM
Sabine's one. Not as efficient nor varied as Serena's, but has a mix of power and fluidity that applies perfectly to what I call "beautiful motion".

Hartson
Dec 18th, 2013, 03:57 PM
Of course, princess Magda :worship:

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/1769/06vq.jpg

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9655/bwqu.jpg

G&R
Dec 18th, 2013, 04:03 PM
Nadia's one. My favourite

Serve2Win
Dec 18th, 2013, 04:43 PM
1- Serena Williams
2- Lindsay Davenport
3- Coco Vandeweghe
4- Victoria Duval
5- Dona Vekic

and of course, the worse:
1- Venus williams
2- Ana Ivanovic
3- Marion Bartoli
4- Maria Sharapova
5- Niculescu

Ollie.
Dec 18th, 2013, 04:54 PM
Elena Vesnina has one of the most beautiful imo, love it. :hearts: It's not a very powerful serve though...Serena of course has a great serve, and a very simple, nice action. :)

Nadia's is great...but overall I would say Magdalena Rybarikova's is the most lovely from what I've seen. :yeah:

Hugues Daniel
Dec 18th, 2013, 04:56 PM
1- Serena Williams
2- Lindsay Davenport
3- Coco Vandeweghe
4- Victoria Duval
5- Dona Vekic

and of course, the worse:
1- Venus williams
2- Ana Ivanovic
3- Marion Bartoli
4- Maria Sharapova
5- Niculescu

Ah! I totally disagree with that. Bartoli's service motion is fascinating.

pov
Dec 18th, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Ollie.
Dec 18th, 2013, 05:12 PM
Ah! I totally disagree with that. Bartoli's service motion is fascinating.

I agree...it was so effective at times (2011), but in 2012 it was an utter disaster (all those DFs). :(

Corswandt
Dec 18th, 2013, 05:54 PM
Of course, princess Magda :worship:

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9655/bwqu.jpg

IIRC Hercog's motion is also very ATPish in an old skool sort of way.

Ollie.
Dec 18th, 2013, 06:01 PM
IIRC Hercog's motion is also very ATPish in an old skool sort of way.

Yeah...plus Polona's serve has more pop on it than Magda's imo. ;)

Cecig
Dec 18th, 2013, 06:10 PM
Sharapova's before injury

hurricanejeanne
Dec 18th, 2013, 06:23 PM
The obvious answers are Serena and Lindsay. Those two could always rely on their serve (and backhand) to get them out of a jam.

I'm not going to lie, I have modeled my service motion after Lindsay and Golovin. 2004 for-evah. :p

MarkNL
Dec 18th, 2013, 08:32 PM
Some that pop to mind are Serena, Vesnina, Gajdosova. I liked Dulko's too and Petrova and Krajicek (biased :D In particular her motion of 2006-2008) have nice ones too.

Sabinator.
Dec 18th, 2013, 08:52 PM
Oh, forgot about Pfizenmaier :inlove:

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Dinah+Pfizenmaier+Open+Day+2+rQ6CVV3Jpypl.jpg

GrandMartha
Dec 18th, 2013, 08:55 PM
Myskina has the best service motion :wavey:

NoppaNoppa
Dec 18th, 2013, 10:43 PM
Sorry for offtopic.

When I read service motion, my brain reads Karsten Braasch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nI0gwEFykc)

Can´t believe I copied my serve motion from him :help: :lol:

LindsayRulz
Dec 18th, 2013, 11:03 PM
Lindsay, Serena, Nadia. They all have such a fluid service motion, it's beautiful to watch.

SAFAROVA_IS_GOAT
Dec 18th, 2013, 11:08 PM
Keys has a good one.

I_CLAUDIA_1961
Dec 18th, 2013, 11:14 PM
Best ever service motion belongs to Serena obviously, and the best ever server in WTA history is Serena. In fact, most former and current tennis players say that Serena has the best 1st and 2nd serves in WTA history. Serena's service game has very much helped her get to where she is currently, because it has been so reliable as of December 2013, especially when she needed it to be.

Lindsay had a very nice powerful 1st serve, Venus has a powerful 1st serve when it's ON, but her 2nd serve, YIKES :lol:. Nadia has a nice service motion as well. Ana HAD a very nice service motion and serve at one time, but her ball toss has destroyed that the last several years. Sam has a very nice serve as well when it's ON, but her service can break down more so than Serena's, just like it did vs Jie Zheng last year during their 2nd round match I believe @ the AO Open where Sam came from in front to lose that match, partially because her service game broke down so badly late in the match.

Grininel
Dec 19th, 2013, 01:11 AM
http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9655/bwqu.jpg

I couldn't notice this. :eek:
On top of the same platform serve stance, eastern forehand grip and short backswing add more resemblances between them.
If only she could drop that ugly 2hbh just for the aesthetic value. :angel:

RND
Dec 19th, 2013, 02:54 AM
Lindsay by far, not the smoothest actually a little robotic but that's how I love it.

Mixal
Dec 19th, 2013, 03:02 AM
Best ever service motion belongs to Serena obviously, and the best ever server in WTA history is Serena. In fact, most former and current tennis players say that Serena has the best 1st and 2nd serves in WTA history. Serena's service game has very much helped her get to where she is currently, because it has been so reliable as of December 2013, especially when she needed it to be.

Lindsay had a very nice powerful 1st serve, Venus has a powerful 1st serve when it's ON, but her 2nd serve, YIKES :lol:. Nadia has a nice service motion as well. Ana HAD a very nice service motion and serve at one time, but her ball toss has destroyed that the last several years. Sam has a very nice serve as well when it's ON, but her service can break down more so than Serena's, just like it did vs Jie Zheng last year during their 2nd round match I believe @ the AO Open where Sam came from in front to lose that match, partially because her service game broke down so badly late in the match.

This is about the most BEAUTIFUL, not the best serve. But Serena wins in that category too if you ask me. I also love Wingis' becuase it is so non-chalant and Kirilenko's

Kəv.
Dec 19th, 2013, 03:08 AM
Mandys serve is also very good and smooth looking

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Proflyer98
Dec 19th, 2013, 03:19 AM
Ivanovic!!! :D

Lord Choc Ice
Dec 19th, 2013, 03:26 AM
Ivanovic!!! :D
Agree :D.

Mare Serenitatis
Dec 19th, 2013, 03:39 AM
Serena Williams
Martina Hingis
Lindsay Davenport
Mary Pierce
Sam Stosur
Ana Ivanovic (2008)
Maria Sharapova (2005)

Mateo Mathieu
Dec 19th, 2013, 04:33 AM
Davenport :)

Madoka
Dec 19th, 2013, 09:51 AM
Roberta Vinci has a flawless motion service...with 10 cm more her serve would be devastating

Vikkiri.
Dec 19th, 2013, 11:41 AM
Nicole Vaidisova, Lindsey Davenport and Serena Williams.

sebbe
Dec 19th, 2013, 11:44 AM
Jana Kandarr!

M.A.S.L.
Dec 19th, 2013, 01:05 PM
Julie Halard
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0:36, 0:12 are not the best from her but there are no better videos.

Ollie.
Dec 19th, 2013, 01:42 PM
Mandys serve is also very good and smooth looking

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I think Mandy's serve is underrated, she actually gets a lot of power on it indeed. :)

Mike.
Dec 19th, 2013, 03:16 PM
Schnyder and Hingis.

That one is great too :lol: :spit:
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Sammo
Dec 19th, 2013, 04:58 PM
Jana Kandarr!

Yeah it was great

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Direwolf
Dec 19th, 2013, 05:04 PM
Davenport Raonic Isner and Serena :))

MB.
Dec 19th, 2013, 06:15 PM
Serena's because it looks so simple and effortless.

Jelena's looked pretty and nice back when it sucked really bad.


I always liked how high Safina tossed her ball because it was pretty to look at, but it sucked as a service technique.

Sabinator.
Dec 19th, 2013, 06:41 PM
Julia Vakulenko :worship:

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Ollie.
Dec 19th, 2013, 07:35 PM
I didn't like Julia's serve, but what gorgeous groundies she had....a shame she wasn't more successful. :sad:

Thiudans
Dec 19th, 2013, 08:00 PM
The Serbian sisters and the Williams sisters.

Who?

Eldest
Dec 19th, 2013, 08:15 PM
Oh, forgot about Pfizenmaier :inlove:

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Dinah+Pfizenmaier+Open+Day+2+rQ6CVV3Jpypl.jpg

That's painful to watch. Definitely not Pffffffff-izenmaier.

Hartson
Dec 19th, 2013, 08:35 PM
Looks like she is going to use a fly swatter -)

Hugues Daniel
Dec 19th, 2013, 08:57 PM
Julia Vakulenko :worship:

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Hard fought match from Mary. Great attitude at the end, nice respect for her opponent.

Hartson
Dec 19th, 2013, 09:40 PM
The ugliest service motion: Petkovic, Kerber, Wickmayer, Errani, Venus, Razzano, Dementieva, Golovin, Bartoli, Matilda Johansson

cehowardrx7
Dec 19th, 2013, 11:06 PM
Serena's service motion is perfect.

Thank you, the BEAUTY is in the results.. Just like you have MMA,UFC, you have the show/form karate, show/form kung fu.. Sure, the show\form karate and kung fu is pretty to watch, but that has nothing to do with winning and effectiveness of the action. IMO, this is almost like tennis players with most facebook followers! :)

Lord Choc Ice
Dec 20th, 2013, 02:31 AM
Julia Vakulenko :worship:

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Seriously? It reminds me of Dementieva's 2010 serve :tape:.

Lord Choc Ice
Dec 20th, 2013, 02:32 AM
Who?
JJ and Ana.

kiriosh.
Dec 20th, 2013, 12:31 PM
Mona Barthel

http://www.m5zn.com/newuploads/2013/12/18/gif//3a511fd1e8b0259.gifhttp://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=488642&page=22

Pebbles
Dec 20th, 2013, 01:08 PM
I thought Dementieva's 2008-Wimbledon 2009 service motion was quite pleasant to watch. Once she started tinkering with it in the US hardcourt season in 2009, it slowly turned into that weird, abbreviated motion she had in 2010.

Mashona Washington, Raluca Olaru and Ai Sugiyama come to mind also.

Eldest
Dec 21st, 2013, 09:44 AM
Barthel has a very good looking serve, honestly.

Sexysova
Dec 21st, 2013, 10:29 AM
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:inlove:

traxillo
Dec 21st, 2013, 12:04 PM
i like görges' serve a lot...

joy division
Dec 21st, 2013, 12:16 PM
Barthel has a very good looking serve, honestly.

Definitely.
Remarkable is how rapid after finishing the motion she is ready for the next thing to come up. In this gif it was walking to the net and shake hands after matchpoint. The motion itself doesn`t bring her out of balance for a blink of the eye.

Nicolás89
Dec 21st, 2013, 12:31 PM
Sloane. :worship:

malarkist
Dec 21st, 2013, 08:33 PM
maria sharapova

Serena_Li_Luv
Dec 21st, 2013, 08:36 PM
Serena Williams: Most natural, smooth and devastating

Grininel
Oct 19th, 2014, 06:54 AM
And among new kids, I find Kasatkina's beautiful and technically sound.

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JN
Oct 19th, 2014, 07:05 AM
Serena's service motion is perfect.

Thread closed, for all intents and purposes, after 1st reply.

Slamlesswanska
Oct 19th, 2014, 01:19 PM
For me Agnieszka's first service is more elegant than Serena's but I would have Ree's bomb. :D

Potapovushina
Oct 19th, 2014, 01:21 PM
I really Petra Martic's (:tears:) :)

GrandMartha
Oct 19th, 2014, 01:35 PM
Мыскина :wavey:

Intensidad
Oct 19th, 2014, 03:28 PM
I could watch Serena hit serves all day.

http://instagram.com/p/rz5rHPt5mY/?modal=true

I mean, just look at that thing. Yes, it's powerful. But it's powerful because it's a study in efficiency, in continuous, completely uninterrupted fluid motion, upward and forward. Zero hitches, all beginning with the perfect ball toss, in the exact right position to allow for that continuous motion.

Potapovushina
Oct 19th, 2014, 03:33 PM
:drool:

Ollie.
Oct 19th, 2014, 03:40 PM
I really Petra Martic's (:tears:) :)

Me too, it's an excellent motion...she has a great kick serve too. :yeah:

seychelles
Oct 19th, 2014, 04:41 PM
here you are my favs:

#1 & GOAT... Sara Erruni :worship:
#2 & SGOAT... Virginie Razzano :cheer:

... by far the most beautiful service motions eva!

Mightymirza
Oct 19th, 2014, 04:47 PM
Serena and KaPliskova..

Spirited Away
Oct 19th, 2014, 05:11 PM
Mirjana Lucic has a really elegant motion.

Mightymirza
Oct 19th, 2014, 05:17 PM
Me too, it's an excellent motion...she has a great kick serve too. :yeah:

Hmm its a bit technically flawed :shrug: all the best servers have elbow of the throwing arm straight while tossing the ball up. She has a bent left elbow, which cant be good for consistency.. :shrug:

TheJoh
Oct 19th, 2014, 05:19 PM
Marion :inlove:

Derevko
Oct 19th, 2014, 05:51 PM
I could watch Serena hit serves all day.

http://instagram.com/p/rz5rHPt5mY/?modal=true

I mean, just look at that thing. Yes, it's powerful. But it's powerful because it's a study in efficiency, in continuous, completely uninterrupted fluid motion, upward and forward. Zero hitches, all beginning with the perfect ball toss, in the exact right position to allow for that continuous motion.

I remember a match (maybe Ana-Serena) when they showed a graphic with all service tosses: in 90% of the cases, Serena began with the same perfect toss, as you said ;)

Number19
Oct 19th, 2014, 05:55 PM
Domi's is oddly beautiful*. But that's about it. :lol:

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*This in no way is in meaning her shorts or contents of said shorts. ;)

anas_foot_fault
Oct 19th, 2014, 06:05 PM
Wimbledon champion- Marion Bartoli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsltb8sGwGI
And it's not even close!

Slamlesswanska
Oct 19th, 2014, 06:35 PM
Bartoli service motion was paintful to watch. Ugh.

Zatonsko
Oct 19th, 2014, 06:39 PM
Errani :lol::lol::lol:

Viktymise
Oct 19th, 2014, 06:55 PM
Barthel. :hearts:

Ollie.
Oct 19th, 2014, 06:55 PM
Mirjana does have a really good action, I agree. :D

Hmm its a bit technically flawed :shrug: all the best servers have elbow of the throwing arm straight while tossing the ball up. She has a bent left elbow, which cant be good for consistency.. :shrug:

It seemed fine to me when I last watched her and it was working well...but I guess that's why she's so off now, her serve is well off atm..

SERVivor
Oct 19th, 2014, 06:59 PM
Mirjana does have a really good action, I agree. :D



It seemed fine to me when I last watched her and it was working well...but I guess that's why she's so off now, her serve is well off atm..

Mirjana's whole game is fluid when she's playing well.:hearts:

Ollie.
Oct 19th, 2014, 07:28 PM
Mirjana's whole game is fluid when she's playing well.:hearts:

Yup, it is, her groundies flow so well...effortless hitting of the ball. :hearts:

DefyingGravity
Oct 19th, 2014, 08:03 PM
Serena of course. Ana also had a really nice motion.

Shockingly, I thought Monica Seles had a great serve motion as did Sandrine.

malarkist
Oct 19th, 2014, 08:11 PM
Serena of course. Ana also had a really nice motion.

Shockingly, I thought Monica Seles had a great serve motion as did Sandrine.

are you dreaming???

http://31.media.tumblr.com/057c7f371f9d82e0c21851c03052b14d/tumblr_n7gjxqRY8B1qfl4z6o1_500.gif

Potato
Oct 19th, 2014, 08:15 PM
serena - just very easy, smooth, and effortless

vaidisova - same reasons but not as good obviously

Tezuka.
Oct 19th, 2014, 08:17 PM
Mona Barthel

http://www.m5zn.com/newuploads/2013/12/18/gif//3a511fd1e8b0259.gifhttp://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=488642&page=22

A serve can't be any more fluid than this.

Potapovushina
Oct 19th, 2014, 08:25 PM
Mona :hearts: :inlove:

vanillalatte
Oct 19th, 2014, 08:28 PM
Serena for me.

Mynarco
Oct 19th, 2014, 08:29 PM
Radwanska's serve looks pleasing despite being horrible in terms of winning the point.

Ollie.
Oct 19th, 2014, 08:32 PM
Everything about Mona's game is effortless. :hearts:

Radwanska's serve looks pleasing despite being horrible in terms of winning the point.

It's a nice action I agree, and the first serve is actually ok, she can win outright points off it...however, the 2nd serve is just a puffball.

I actually think Ula has a nice motion too, but it also lacks oomph....

DefyingGravity
Oct 19th, 2014, 08:33 PM
are you dreaming???

http://31.media.tumblr.com/057c7f371f9d82e0c21851c03052b14d/tumblr_n7gjxqRY8B1qfl4z6o1_500.gif

....past tense.

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It used to be really solid and very pretty.

Djo-Coeur
Oct 19th, 2014, 08:45 PM
I love the way Stephanie Voegele steps on an imaginary pedal at the start of the motion. :p