Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: United States of America
Santorofan: I think the thing you might be missing is how much the oversized racquets actually improved women's serves. Court had a big serve with the standard size frame, in fact arguably the best first serve (Virginia Wade's was harder, but she was, from what I can tell, a little more inconsistent with it). The oversized racquets were adopted by the serve-and-volley women before the baseliners picked them up, for good reason- it gave them extra power on the serve, and Margaret Court was a player who relied on powerful serves, overheads, and groundies. The oversized frame would only have made her kind of volleying better, IMO.
There is nothing more beautiful than Evonne Goolagong in full flight moving across a tennis court.