when their serving performance (as far as aces are concerned) is compared and contrasted with Serena's? I think its absolutely ridiculous! We've had our discussions about equal pay, which i don't have a problem with. The slams and their directors and committees can make their own decisions about pay. But to compare Serena's ace count with the men is near ludicrous! If Federer had to deal with the same returners that Serena has to, he would have double or triple her ace count! Don't get me wrong; Serena's serve is brilliant and works near flawlessly in the WTA (especially the current WTA, if we still had a healthy Venus, Capriati, Davenport, Henin, Clijsters; it would be some what of a different story). However, if she had returners like Nole, Nadal, Murray (or any competent male pro) across the net her ace count would be vastly diminished! If they want to compare tangible stats like serve speed or placement or bounce height; then fine, but opponenent-dependent variables (like aces) are really not appropriate!