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BTURNER 09-25-2009 02:17 PM

women who had a great second serve -
 
Well I nominate Court, Mandilkova and Graf for starters.

drwood 09-25-2009 02:21 PM

#1 = Serena
#2 = Graf

Big dropoff afterwards.

BTURNER 03-20-2013 02:28 PM

Bump in the hope this gains traction.

robow7 03-20-2013 03:16 PM

Martina's 2nd was still good enough to come in behind, though there were times earlier in her career when in at crucial points she would tighten up.

boredone3456 03-20-2013 04:25 PM

Of the current crop of women Serena is the clear standout of the crowd. Her serve is her main weapon, her signature. Her ability to hit 2nd serve aces and just flat out be aggressive with it is amazing.

Of past players. Nav had a solid 2nd serve, problem was she often got to defensive after it and it was ruined. He could place it well though.

Davenports 2nd serves were OK. She wasn't afraid to hit them....but against other power hitters she tended to go flukey on 2nd serve points.

Shriver
Mandlikova
Obviously Graf

rkelley 03-20-2013 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by robow7 (Post 7291683)
Martina's 2nd was still good enough to come in behind, though there were times earlier in her career when in at crucial points she would tighten up.

And later in her career too. It was sad watching her loose the 94 Wimbledon final to Martinez. She should have won, she knows she should have won, she knew that it was her last shot at a slam, she got tight and put in some truly awful second serves (says the guy who's never won anything).

But when she was on she was just awe-inspiring.

robow7 03-21-2013 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by rkelley (Post 7292147)
And later in her career too.

Very true and yes, that was a sad final to behold.

BTURNER 03-21-2013 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by robow7 (Post 7292792)
Very true and yes, that was a sadon[[/html][/html]d final to behold.

That second lost her the semi vs Capriati at wimbledon as well.

Laurie 03-23-2013 04:35 AM

Mona Barthel potentially has a really good 2nd serve, she takes a lot of chances with it.

But Mona has to win some big matches for this to come to the attention of general tennis fans.


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