Originally Posted by Thirty All
Peak Venus defends MUCH better than Serena. Her speed and reach allowed her to get balls no one else could get. Have you seen any of her matches against Hingis?
We all know Peak Venus > Peak Pierce > Peak Hingis> Peak Serenka
Reading midway throught this thread i find really amusing when people say Venus at her peak crusher Serena at her peak.
Venus at her peak had an erratic forehand, she always has had problems with that shot and she will always have due to her tecnique glitch she has on that side.
Serena is all around more solid, better serve, and stronger on her forehand in comparisson to Venus, while Venus has a greater backhand, the difference to Serena´s is not that much.
Venus is obviously the better player at the net, more reach and can volley very well, but yet again Serena is not a non entity at the net (like Sharapova or Wozniacki can be), so the difference is not as remarkable as Serena does with her Serve and Forehand.
As for fitness, 2002 Serena for me is the quickest player around ever, those were the days she was allowing single digit winners in her matches.. really scary.
11:44 . Scary running.