Worst WTA serve - The Video

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  1. deluxe

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    Saw this live at Wimbledon.

    Antonella Serra Zanetti, 98 in the world playing Patty Schnyder in the 1st round.

    Average 1st serve speed: 63mph
    Fastest 1st serve speed: 70mph

    Here is the video
     
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  2. a guy

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    Lol thats pretty bad for a professional to say the least.

    The video would be better in normal speed though
     
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  3. Jonnyf

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    quite possible the worst pro serve EVER
     
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  4. punch

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    LOL!

    The hitch in her serve...so ugly
     
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  5. Rickson

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    That's a huge hitch! Her legs aren't bad though.
     
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  6. Marat Safinator

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    absolutely terrible, whats with the part where she is tripping or something, you know what i mean. yes i think the hitch , terrible.
     
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  7. EliteNinja

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    That's a pretty cool trick-serve.

    Did you see her twirl the racquet 180 degrees mid-swing!

    Effective? No...
     
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  8. shawn1122

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    Why would she change grips just before hitting the ball?
     
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  9. deluxe

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    Can't actually see a grip change happen...
     
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  10. travlerajm

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    It's embarrassing for women's tennis. With serves like that it makes it harder to justify the case for equal prize money.
     
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  11. simi

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    Please tell me that Patty won 6-0, 6-0.
     
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  12. chiru

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    i don't think ive ever seen a serve that bad. i'm pretty sure i could out serve her pretty good.
     
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  13. Max G.

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    No, It was a pretty close match. Schnyder won 2-6, 7-6, 6-2.
     
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  14. Volly master

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    wow...

    worst serve..everrrrrrrrr
     
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  15. psp2

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    very funk-eh!!
     
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  16. emo5

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    aww the link doesn't work ><
    it just appears blank =\
     
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  17. Volly master

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    save link as

    and save it as a .avi and your good
     
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  18. shawn1122

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    Ok, if it isn't a grip change...wtf is she doing just as shes about to accelerate through the ball. It's like she hesitates or something.
     
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  19. zhan

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    hmm... i've been playing tennis for 1 month...
    i think my serve is better than that ...
     
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  20. emcee

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    Yeah, but I guess her groundstrokes must be pretty good if she's in the top 100 with a serve like that! I wonder who her coach is...
     
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  21. annihilatorpro

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    Does she CONSISTENTLY serve with a jagged hitch in her movement??
     
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  22. HollerOne5

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    Completely embarassing for the sport. She needs to take some time off and learn how to serve. The problem is, she probably can't take time off because being ranked that low, she needs to play week in and week out to make a living.
     
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  23. DavaiMarat

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    I've actually seen her play against Flavia Penetta and yes, the serve is actually that slow. However, she did hit one or two aces with it surprisingly and it seem like a heavier then the ball speed would suggest. Chalk it up to that hitchy glitch to spin the ball more then drive it.
     
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  24. hummer23

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    That is a terrible looking serve, she needs to learn to just hit the ball. I cant imagine that a coach would let her mess up over and over like that. Its painful to watch. a video of Federer's serve would be like an oxygen mask right now . . .
     
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  25. FedererUberAlles

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    Speed isn't everything, guys.
     
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  26. helloworld

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    I'm not a professional player, but I can certainly serve a lot better than that !
     
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  27. FedererUberAlles

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    Let's see a video.
     
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  28. HyperHorse

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    that is the WORST SERVE IVE EVER SEEN....
    that's the kind of serve a BEGINNER hits after a month of practise...
    f*cking disgraceful...
     
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  29. Kabob190

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    does she always serve like that cuz it kinda looked like she slipped up for that one serve. i hope she at least has some wacky spin with pin point precision on her serve to compensate for the speed. though it doesnt look like it.
     
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  30. deluxe

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    Yes.

    Average 1st serve speed: 63mph
     
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  31. deluxe

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    She served like that for the whole match. And it is certainly not pinpoint precision either.
     
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  32. Roy

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    unbelievable how she's a pro !??
     
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  33. deluxe

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    All her other shots are good, she gets a high percentage of serves in, and the other women don't seem to be able to hit winners off her serve.
     
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  34. Fxanimator1

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    WOW! Equal pay huh?
    I can't imagine watching that for a best of five set match.
     
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  35. deluxe

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    Actually, it was so unusual (for a pro), I was compelled to stop and watch :)
    I agree that it highlights the difference in the skill levels of the mens and womens game.
     
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  36. Mr.Federer

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    Watch out Elena Dementieva, Antonella Serra Zanetti has taken over your position!
     
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  37. Marat Safinator

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    right on.
     
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  38. deluxe

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    Zanetti makes Dementieva look like Sampras.
     
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  39. jackson vile

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    The sad part is that is not the worst.


    A lot of the pros are not that good, the thing is it is about money, it takes money to get there, and conections. Further more you have to be able to survive tour life.


    There ar many players in the world that could make it up to top ten on pure skill, but sadly politics surounds every thing these days:rolleyes:
     
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  40. Jonny S&V

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    It went in, didn't it?:mrgreen:
     
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  41. Lakoste

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    I dont know whats worse, the serve or how Schnyder barely won:-|
     
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  42. diegaa

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    me neither.
    i think she "miscalculated" the toss, i find hard to believe that "that (piece of crap)" is her normal serve.
    With a serve like this one, she must be a real good player to be #98. Think where she would be right now with a strong one.
     
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  43. Court_Jester

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    Her serve has been discussed before in this thread but people claimed that Dementieva's is worse. At least now, we have video evidence. :rolleyes:
     
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  44. deluxe

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    It is her normal serve, or at least, it was in this match.

    See the match stats here

    Fastest serve: 70mph
    Average 1st serve speed: 63mph
    Average 2nd serve speed: 62mph
     
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  45. Court_Jester

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    Actually, her groundstrokes are very good, with pinpoint control and accuracy. The angles of her shots surprised me. Her pattycake serve, however, reminds me of ones I normally see in high school JV girl's tennis. :rolleyes:
     
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  46. croatian sensation

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    Ever seen Diaz-Oliva serve?
     
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  47. deluxe

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    No. Got a vid?
     
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  48. HyperHorse

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    Personally if i was her coach id be showing her videos of Richard Krajicek's serve until she gets the idea on how to serve PROPERLY...
     
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  49. katarddx

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    This IS a normal speed! :)
     
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  50. deluxe

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    LOL
     
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