Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus - TennisForum.com
TennisForum.com   Wagerline.com MensTennisForums.com TennisUniverse.com
TennisForum.com is the premier Women's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

View Poll Results: Which Williams?

Serena 22 59.46%
Venus 15 40.54%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

Reply

Old Aug 11th, 2009, 09:21 PM   #1
country flag Dodoboy.
..
 
Dodoboy.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 38,955
Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute
Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus



Who is the better doubles player in your opinion, tough choice.
Dodoboy. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old Aug 11th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #2
country flag sammy01
Senior Member
 
sammy01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: England
Posts: 25,150
sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

serena she poaches way more than venus, has the more reliable serve and is the more consistent returner
__________________
Anna Chakvetadze Rules

Kim Clijsters - Supporting the comeback!

I have no other faves, I just hate

Follow me on twitter, I talk lots of shit about tennis - https://twitter.com/#!/Sammyb01
sammy01 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #3
country flag Dave.
Winner
 
Dave.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 15,026
Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

Serena has had more success with other players the few times they have played without each other while it took Venus a long time to register her first win with a player other than Serena. That to me indicates Serena is better.

But if you look at their roles within the WS team, I think it varies from match to match who is the better of the two. They are so well balanced, it's not like you can "pick on" one of them. They both have huge serves, amazing athletiscm, volleys etc. Serena might be the more consistent returner but Venus is the one playing the pressure points. So in that sense they both have an equal contribution to their wins and losses.
Dave. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #4
country flag Dodoboy.
..
 
Dodoboy.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 38,955
Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute Dodoboy. has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

I really can't choose, but Ree's success with other partners was the tiebreaker.

Voted Vee though
Dodoboy. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11th, 2009, 10:02 PM   #5
country flag sammy01
Senior Member
 
sammy01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: England
Posts: 25,150
sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute sammy01 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dodoboy. View Post
I really can't choose, but Ree's success with other partners was the tiebreaker.

Voted Vee though
why vote venus if you think serena? you may as well call the poll 'which sister do you prefer' in that case.
__________________
Anna Chakvetadze Rules

Kim Clijsters - Supporting the comeback!

I have no other faves, I just hate

Follow me on twitter, I talk lots of shit about tennis - https://twitter.com/#!/Sammyb01
sammy01 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #6
country flag Dave.
Winner
 
Dave.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 15,026
Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute Dave. has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

Quote:
Originally Posted by sammy01 View Post
why vote venus if you think serena? you may as well call the poll 'which sister do you prefer' in that case.
Venus was on 0 so he wanted her to have a vote But now it's 3-3
Dave. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #7
country flag CrossCourt~Rally
Senior Member
 
CrossCourt~Rally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: ~RIP Bally~
Posts: 84,229
CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute CrossCourt~Rally has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

There both amazing doubles players . But Vees wingspan at the net gives her the edge in my opinion
CrossCourt~Rally is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #8
country flag duhcity
moderately sarcastic
 
duhcity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8,782
duhcity has a reputation beyond repute duhcity has a reputation beyond repute duhcity has a reputation beyond repute duhcity has a reputation beyond repute duhcity has a reputation beyond repute duhcity has a reputation beyond repute duhcity has a reputation beyond repute duhcity has a reputation beyond repute duhcity has a reputation beyond repute duhcity has a reputation beyond repute duhcity has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

Serena seems like she's never the leader in any of her doubles teams, and while i'm not sure she's not afraid to speak up at times, it's usually Venus or whoever else calling the shots.

I think Venus has the better ability to play doubles tennis during doubles, and not singles. I've seen Serena go for shots and volleys that may bewinners or errors, but are definitely not smart doubles plays.
__________________

instargram
duhcity is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11th, 2009, 11:25 PM   #9
country flag MBM
@markmcgee91
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8,026
MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

serena has the best reactions of the two. Venus almost never picks up a ball that is hit for a winner close by her, but Serena almost always gets a racket on it, even if it doesn't go back over the net (which is uncommon!)

Venus tags more and her backhand volley is

But Serena always seems the bigger presence on the doubles court, so I say Serena (even tho Venus is my fave!!!)
MBM is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #10
country flag Buttercups
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10
Buttercups is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

Serena has the better/more reliable serve, the better passing shots, the better lobs, the better returner, the better backhand volley, and seems to be much more intimidating with her poaches.

Venus has the better forehand volley and the better doubles overhead. I say doubles overhead because normally when you hit an overhead in doubles you have to move back and jump up.

So I'll go with Serena.
Buttercups is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #11
country flag MBM
@markmcgee91
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8,026
MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute MBM has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

Quote:
Venus has the better forehand volley and the better doubles overhead.
I love how she looks so gangly when she's in the air (legs flailing about in the slam-dunkiness of the shot), but the shot smashes down exactly where she wants it!
MBM is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #12
country flag Buttercups
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10
Buttercups is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

Yes and its almost always a winner.
Buttercups is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 12th, 2009, 01:20 AM   #13
country flag Caillou
Senior Member
 
Caillou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,530
Caillou has a brilliant future Caillou has a brilliant future Caillou has a brilliant future Caillou has a brilliant future Caillou has a brilliant future Caillou has a brilliant future Caillou has a brilliant future Caillou has a brilliant future Caillou has a brilliant future Caillou has a brilliant future Caillou has a brilliant future
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

I feel like venus could be, but serena is more consistently better...venus has better vollies, serena has better return/serve...idk its tough.
__________________
S.V W 4 EVER

Welcome Back Kimmy!
Caillou is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 12th, 2009, 02:19 AM   #14
country flag Wiggly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 24,388
Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute Wiggly has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

Venus has the better strategy but Serena is doing it better.
Wiggly is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 12th, 2009, 02:37 AM   #15
country flag Daniela-Is-Mine
Welcome to the Tragic Kingdom
 
Daniela-Is-Mine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 17,253
Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute Daniela-Is-Mine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Who is the Better Doubles Player - Serena or Venus

Have you seen them play... If you have you cant pick Vee...

Serena
__________________
Daniela Hantuchova

Agnieska, Magdalena, Katya
Jelena, Iveta, Anna, Stefanie, Andrea H, Angelique, Klara
Retired: Justine, ElenaD, Camille, Ai, Zuzana, Martina, Agnes, Alona, Kim, Marion
Daniela-Is-Mine is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios