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Adrian
Feb 1st, 2002, 05:55 PM
Hingis was tied at 3-3 in the opening set when realising she needed to start "concentrating more" in order to take control of the match. That she did in emphatic style with three aces, gaining the crucial break and then serving out the set 6-3.





http://www.hingiszone.com/news/february2002/story1.php

Sam L
Feb 1st, 2002, 06:07 PM
Cool :cool:

CB
Feb 1st, 2002, 06:09 PM
Yeah Marti, you better keep this serve babe! :cool:

Chris
Feb 1st, 2002, 07:06 PM
Nice work, Marti!!!!!

Bright Red
Feb 1st, 2002, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by Adrian:
Hingis was tied at 3-3 in the opening set when realising she needed to start "concentrating more" in order to take control of the match. That she did in emphatic style with three aces, gaining the crucial break and then serving out the set 6-3.

I think that was a fluke. Hingis is not known for serving aces. Don't get too happy over this. Was it Pam Shriver who said that Hingis couldn't get a speeding ticket with her serve?

thefreedesigner
Feb 1st, 2002, 09:36 PM
Hingis' serve was an improvement throughout Oz (and the 1st and 2nd sets of the final).

Did you see how Jen was way below 50% of points won on Martina's 2nd serve??? I expected Jen to go to town on the 2nd serve.

But Bright Red I agree, it's hard to get too excited when you think about what Serena, Venus and Lindsay (to name 3) would do if they got their hands on it. In fact Even someone like Barbara Rittner can wallop the hell out of Marti's 2nd serve - and that's saying something.

Zamboni
Feb 1st, 2002, 10:22 PM
Her serve will probably never be the best of the circuit, but hey it's got better than it was!! :)

veryborednow
Feb 1st, 2002, 10:30 PM
that Hingis couldn't get a speeding ticket with her serve

OMG!! That is SO funny :) LMAO

treufreund
Feb 1st, 2002, 11:11 PM
Puhleez! Martina has served up to 107 mph and regularly in the 90s. I would like to see Pam drive that fast where I live. She has probably been watching to much Nascar :rolleyes: (which is the world's stupidest sport).

Oh but then she would be too busy watching the Raiders.


Here is a sample of Pam Shriver's commentary "Oh wow did you see that weak second serve from Martina. Venus would have crushed that now even though she is winning 75% of her second serves and her opponent (any top player) is winning only 40% of her second serves, it is clear that Martina does not hurt you on the return but anyway Venus or Serena would have crushed that second serve. Wow did you catch that great football game where my home state of Maryland won. I will bet you that Venus is from maryland too. I think we ought to move the Championships back to the good old USA like maybe Maryland. Anyway back to the match it looks like Venus is winning, oops I mean Martina not Martina the original though...."

Chris
Feb 1st, 2002, 11:28 PM
She did had 7 aces in her last game!!

Tatiana Panova
Feb 1st, 2002, 11:52 PM
It is so much better than it was - so I say well done, but don't stop there. She just seems to time it better, and the swing is now almost continuous. Go girl;)

treufreund
Feb 1st, 2002, 11:56 PM
7 aces!!!!!!!!! I suppose that that is a really fast surface so that helps out but Tammy is very quick in her reactions so normally she would at least get a racquet on it. I think Martina must have been placing them in the corners and on the lines.:)

saki
Feb 2nd, 2002, 01:38 AM
Placement rather than speed is usually the key for Martina's aces. And that's all tied in with confidence. Despite the Aus final loss, I think her confidence is riding pretty high at the moment... :bounce:

GrandSlammed
Feb 2nd, 2002, 01:57 AM
Alexandra Stevenson scored 17 ACES against Seles!!

NOW that's a serve!:p

Jessica02
Feb 2nd, 2002, 01:58 AM
2001 was a bad year for Hingis and she didnt do herself any justice and her serve looked terrible.

It has definitely improved this year, but her service speed goes up when her confidence does. With Martina its all mental and when she does 'concentrate' she is capable of getting herself out of anything.

Go tina!
soon you will can be banging up there with the big babes

joao
Feb 2nd, 2002, 03:21 AM
Originally posted by Caio Braz
Yeah Marti, you better keep this serve babe! :cool:

Hi, Caio...... we share the same last name!!! I'm JOAO BRAZ. Nao sou brazileiro mas portugues!!!:wavey:

Martian KC
Feb 2nd, 2002, 03:35 AM
Alexandra Stevenson scored 17 ACES against Seles!!

That's all she has!:rolleyes:

ANYWAYS.......Martina hit over 15 aces throughout Aus Open so her serve is definitely improving!

Daniel
Feb 2nd, 2002, 03:49 AM
Go Martina!!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Linton
Feb 2nd, 2002, 04:27 AM
Martinas Serve is with placement. She uses that kind of serve rather then just smashing it which i tihnk is quite effective.

Jordan.
Feb 2nd, 2002, 04:40 AM
Cool!Her serve is so much better!

xcrtbckhnd
Feb 2nd, 2002, 05:20 AM
I think her serve is definitely improved also. I was actually very surprised in the OZ match against Seles how infrequently Monica was able to really take advantage of Marti's second serve with her return. Monica even mentioned this in her interview. And we all know how capable Monica is on return of serve!!! Very impressive Marti!!! I agree that her serve seems to depend on cofindence, but she's seems to have improved this too in 2002 so far.

FP
Feb 2nd, 2002, 02:46 PM
IMO
I see 2 facts concerning her serve:

1 Martina's serve will never be as strong as the sister's or that of Lindsay. There is an obviuos lack of speed.

2 She did improve her serve, and does it continiuosly. Comparing to the previous years it improved a lot. Her aces is not about speed it is placement.