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Old 01-21-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
J_R_B
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I can't give you a woman's perspective, but I can say that I return serve inside the baseline all the time, often taking a step or two in then a split step. Against lefties with wicked spin, I have occassionally moved in almost to the service line to more or less half volley the serve before it jumped on me, so it seems like a viable strategy. I probably wouldn't go that far against a serve like yours, though. If someone is going to challenge you like that, though, they should be prepared to deal with the heat, especially in a competitive match, and really especially if she's already told you she does it intentionally because she feels like guys give her an unfair advantage.
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