Originally Posted by ryushen21
Here's my bit on Safina (even though I love her)...
The Serve...oh lord. This is the biggest problem. It just needs more pace. Her second serve looks like there is absolutely nothing on it and the big players just eat it for lunch.
I cringe almost every time she does a 2nd serve. There's no excuse as to why her 2nd serve is so unreliable and so pedestrian. Her toss is way too high for her own good. It's like she waits a full second for the ball to drop into her range to strike it. Even when she hits the first serve in it typically is under 100mph. For someone built like her she should be racking up speeds in the 110-120mph range.
If she had a reliable serve she'd be an Olympic gold medalist and likely have a slam by now. I still think she'll pull it together and win a FO.