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I think she's both, but seems to get more credit for her athletic abilities.
 

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irma said:
you can be a great athlete but if you are not able to hit the ball then you will not come far.
That´s what commentators don´t see! Athletic abilities can bring you only so far, you still must be able to hit the ball in the court!! Always: They´re such great athletes and bla bla.....Marion Jones is a great athlete too! Think she can beat any pro in tennis?!
 

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serena has great technique on serve, return, passingshot and baseline game in general

at the net she sometimes tries to much and then she seems to be out of position but she is not the only topplayer who is not a netplayer ala nav :eek:
 

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Serena sucks. She has no tennis skills. She is all power. Her grandslam wins are just a fluke. She'd be a better WNBA player or track star....better yet, she'd be a better hip hop video girl. :rolleyes:
 

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irma said:
serena has great technique on serve, return, passingshot and baseline game in general

at the net she sometimes tries to much and then she seems to be out of position but she is not the only topplayer who is not a netplayer ala nav :eek:
Very nicely said.....she hit some passing shots again Justine at Wimby. Man, those went like: zoooopphh!!

Her net skills need some fine tuning, but for the rest she´s doing fine.
 

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IMHO Serena's game is built around her athleticism, the two are completely intertwined - she hits hard because she can and times the ball beautifully because she has the speed to back it up.

She's not simply a better athelete, she's a better tennis player because she's a better athelete.

She's got good instincts and reflexes which obviously can't be taught, but her speed allows her to act on her instincts which is where she has an advantage over some.
 

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She has the right combo of both.... thats what makes her so dangerous, to say its just athleticism is stupid.
 

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IMHO Serena's game is built around her athleticism, the two are completely intertwined - she hits hard because she can and times the ball beautifully because she has the speed to back it up.

She's not simply a better athelete, she's a better tennis player because she's a better athelete.

She's got good instincts and reflexes which obviously can't be taught, but her speed allows her to act on her instincts which is where she has an advantage over some.
Uhum....the thing that amazes me is that Serena plays such great defense but doesn´t guess. She just goes to the ball and always/ most of the time reaches them.... players like Kim are mostly guessers...they don´t react to the ball, they just chose a corner.
 

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i never thought of her as the most athletic tennis player. the most powerful- maybe, the fastest- no. she plays the game with a lot more heart than her opponents. she has excellent stamina, she can hit hard on the run, and her forehand and backhand are deceptive. her serve is the best.... thats why she's the best... <-- all those things.
 

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[email protected] Rocketta :)

Yeah, Kart, you stated what is obvious .. about your own personality.

Yeah, SERENA is just all athletic ability.
Now, if she was a Belgie, with a daddy who was a champion soccer player and a mommy, who was a world class gymnast, then her wins would be based all on her brains. :rolleyes:

TR :cool:
 

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good point teerex. she had to work hard off court to have her muscles. and lets face it-- richard and oracene are about as unathletic as can be (except damir), but kim is the offspring of a soccer player and a gymnast.

BTW, monica's dad was a triple jumper-- something ive never seen competed.
 
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