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Sep 8th, 2012 07:34 PM
Yonexforever
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

I cant wait for the post career book from Serena, and i hope she pulls NO PUNCHES since they liken her to a boxer!
Sep 8th, 2012 04:39 PM
ShiftyFella
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

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Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
What's woman like serving?
serving with zero power? atm only Serena manages to serve consistently over 110mph and have control over the ball, Nadia is not what she used to be, Venus too old to play consistently, Pova and few others just blast it hoping it would go in
Sep 8th, 2012 01:35 PM
skanky~skanketta
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

Well whatever said and done, Rena is physically one of the most imposing players. Her physique is such - credit to her for getting it this way.

If there is any insinuation that her game is based on strength rather than skill, then that would be rather stupid of the person insinuating it because Serena is one of the most intelligent players on court.
Sep 8th, 2012 01:19 PM
NoppaNoppa
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

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Originally Posted by lloyders76 View Post
yet again i'm hearing commentators (eurosport) using the same old boxing analogy in referring to serena as a heavyweight and her opponent as light/middle etc
I agree with commentators. She has been the real Heavy of this sport for like 12 years. Like it or not. I don´t
Sep 8th, 2012 12:16 PM
GoofyDuck
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

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Originally Posted by ShiftyFella View Post
I think they referring to man like serving by Rena
Says a Hradecka fan
Sep 8th, 2012 11:43 AM
tennnisfannn
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

We had the FO not too long ago and no one had an issue with Maria swatting Errani's serves away. We saw Lindsay vs Henin on so many occasions and the conversation did not go there.
Sep 8th, 2012 11:37 AM
smarties
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

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Originally Posted by Volcana View Post
Well, if 'outdated' = 'less than Sharapova weighed in 2003' .....

She's listed as weighing less than Errani!?!?

You saw Errani. She's a twig. She's smaller than Henin. Pigs will fly before I believe Sharpaova weighed less than Errani does now at any time in the last eight years.

It's not 'adult muscles'. It's 'The Marketing Department' decreed that any number above 'x' would harm her income potential.
No she's not. Have you seen her arms and legs; she could break you like a twig
Sep 8th, 2012 07:33 AM
Motho
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

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Originally Posted by Morrissey View Post
I think the OP is alluding to the racism and sexism black female athletes experience in a white supremacist culture.

People may think it is a complement but it is also a backhanded racist and sexist comment.

The heavyweight comment is attempting to make Serena appear masculine and not feminine.

It is just like Cibulkova and Jankovic calling Stosur half a man because she can hit a big kick serve.

These racist commentators don't mention Serena's intelligence, or her strategy, or her out thinking her opponents on court.

It is offensive but not surprising the subtle racist bigotry Serena experiences because she's a black woman.

The Eurosport commentators call Serena a heavyweight because they are racist. If Serena was a white woman I doubt she would be called a heavyweight. Is Samantha Stosur a heavyweight she has bigger muscles than Serena? What about Mauresmo she's a pretty strong woman too.
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People who have experienced racism, I am told, understand the code thereof. Race aside. Serena is a diligent student of the game and hence she has become such a genius. She modeled her serve after Sampras, the most effective and efficient servers of all times. For these other professional women, I still don't understand what's so difficult about getting the right toss for a serve. While they may need to continue to correct the toss, perhaps they should also consider developing some leg strength if they want to match Serena's serve. By the way, Taylor Townsend has a wicked versatile lefty serve.
Sep 8th, 2012 04:41 AM
bobcat
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

I don't think it's such a big deal. The same was said about Martina Navratilova and both she and Serena like how their opponents are/were intimidated by their physicality.
Sep 8th, 2012 04:00 AM
metamorpha
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

Serena looks more effortless now than in her peak years, hmmm...
Sep 8th, 2012 03:55 AM
Volcana
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

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Originally Posted by tennisbum79 View Post
Maria weight on WTA is probably outdated. Now she has solid muscles and built like a true athlete.
Well, if 'outdated' = 'less than Sharapova weighed in 2003' .....

She's listed as weighing less than Errani!?!?

You saw Errani. She's a twig. She's smaller than Henin. Pigs will fly before I believe Sharpaova weighed less than Errani does now at any time in the last eight years.

It's not 'adult muscles'. It's 'The Marketing Department' decreed that any number above 'x' would harm her income potential.
Sep 8th, 2012 03:38 AM
pov
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

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LOL, it's not an insult it's actually a praise, oh how people can just twist words. They said that she is like a good heavyweight against errani a good lightweight, because you don't really expect a lightweight to beat up a heavyweight now do you. It's like saying that it doesn;t matter how good errani plays Serena is just far better than her. It has nothing to do with weight.
Thanks. It was amazing to see how some on here twist/interpret it. Used as it is the term has nothing to do with physicality - it means top-level. A person who is closing the big deals will be called a "financial heavyweight" I've seen "fashion heavyweight" used. Calling in those considered the top experts is often styled as "calling in the heavyweights." So Williams is the "heavyweight" "the big gun"
Sep 8th, 2012 03:26 AM
FoxyliciousKhat
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

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Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
What's woman like serving?
ROFL this I'd like to know too.

Maybe Gilles Simon can tell us.

Foxy
Sep 8th, 2012 02:36 AM
Cajka
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

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What's woman like serving?
Hundreds of double faults. That's probably why they compared Verdasco to WTA players although his serve is fast. If a woman can serve 20 aces and no double faults, people think that there's something wrong with her while she should be a role model, especially since she's not so tall and her serve placement is amazing and very hard to read, it is fast, but the speed is not what makes it great.
Sep 8th, 2012 02:09 AM
StoneRose
Re: Is Serena the Only Heavyweight?

Serena's very all round player, there's so much more to it than just brute force. There are players hitting harder than Serena but there's none that does it so consistently.
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