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Old Jan 20th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #76
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Well Martina won't be able to return Serena's serve. It's hard to compare the two because things have changed a lot since the 70s, 80s and early 90s.


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Old Jan 20th, 2013, 02:54 PM   #77
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Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

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Old Jan 20th, 2013, 04:17 PM   #78
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Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

Definitely would have love to see that match up. The closes style wise may have been the Mauresmo/Serena rivalry. Even though the h2h is in extreme favor of Serena, they played 6 3-set matches and and produce 7 tiebreaks in 12 matches. The 2004 Wimbledon and YEC are worthy of multiple viewings.
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Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

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Definitely would have love to see that match up. The closes style wise may have been the Mauresmo/Serena rivalry. Even though the h2h is in extreme favor of Serena, they played 6 3-set matches and and produce 7 tiebreaks in 12 matches. The 2004 Wimbledon and YEC are worthy of multiple viewings.
Mauresmo wouldn't have reached any tie breaks against current Serena form. Serena always had a fast serve, but now it is 10 times better, more precise and consistent. Mauresmo would own Navratilova too.

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Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

Both are truly 2 of the 3 greatest athletes the game has ever seen (Graf, Navratilova, Serena)...however dealing with Serena's power is easier said than done, I mean power on all wings BH, FH, ROS, SERVE ...sure Martina can neutralize some of it as she was such a witty player, but Serena is Serena. The edge sightly to Serena.
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Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

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Like I said, Serena would hold Serve against Jesus if she's serving well
Maybe this Jesus:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...Rodriguez.aspx
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LMAO, good one, but, No.
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Peak Martina was using a wooden racquet.
No. In 1983-84 Martina was using graphite racquets. So "Peak Martina" would be using the same generation of racquet technology as "Peak Serena".
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Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

Which match did Martina spent the entire match talking about how a theoretical-match-up with Serena would go?

She is so pressed by Serena.
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Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

Serena for sure; why are we even discussing it.
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Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

Sports Illustrated's Jon Wortheim:


Serena has the most fearsome serve -- i.e. the most important stroke -- in women's tennis history, and it would be the case even if everyone used the same technology. (She uses natural gut strings by the way.) She is the best athlete in women's tennis history, likely the fastest and the strongest. And she competes as well as any athlete -- not tennis player; athlete -- you'll ever come across.

But here's where I really feel strongly: Head-to-head, on a neutral surface (i.e. hard courts), everyone at their best, I can't help feeling that she crushes the other legends. Sacrilege, I know. But spark up of video of other players, watch where their balls land in the court or how hard they serve or how they move and then consider Serena's game. She would blow through Evert. She wouldn't allow Navratilova (who looks like a pixie next to Serena) a chance to attack. She would tee off on Graf's slice. Again, this isn't to disrespect the others; it's progress. But I think it counts for a lot that no one has ever played tennis at a higher level than Serena has.
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Serena has the most fearsome serve -- i.e. the most important stroke -- in women's tennis history, and it would be the case even if everyone used the same technology. (She uses natural gut strings by the way.) She is the best athlete in women's tennis history, likely the fastest and the strongest. And she competes as well as any athlete -- not tennis player; athlete -- you'll ever come across.

But here's where I really feel strongly: Head-to-head, on a neutral surface (i.e. hard courts), everyone at their best, I can't help feeling that she crushes the other legends. Sacrilege, I know. But spark up of video of other players, watch where their balls land in the court or how hard they serve or how they move and then consider Serena's game. She would blow through Evert. She wouldn't allow Navratilova (who looks like a pixie next to Serena) a chance to attack. She would tee off on Graf's slice. Again, this isn't to disrespect the others; it's progress. But I think it counts for a lot that no one has ever played tennis at a higher level than Serena has.
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Re: Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams

"Martina Navratilova VS Serena Williams" ...State this again in 2-3 Yrs

Trophies & accolades aside, as of now, Serena is still > Navratilova pound for pound
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wtf is this joke thread? are you kidding me? serena would beat nav and graf 1v2 EASILY. How is nav gonna return serena first serve? LOL gtfo nostalgic fans... delirious
OMG you bumped it in order to come up with this , you're an idiot, sorry no other words.
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Trophies & accolades aside, as of now, Serena is still > Navratilova pound for pound

Serena's achievements still don't hold a candle to Navratilova's but nice try, sweetie
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