Just to knock on wood, I've NEVER ever been hit by a return of serve, and I played doubles up to 5.5 tournament levels, and down to my normal 3.5, of course.
I've been hit by overheads, yes.
I've had partner's who serve 50 mph slice serves to the forehand of a former singles player for CalPoly, he at 6'5" and 220lbs., and fit at 27. He goes for me, I deflect it for a loser mostly, and mishit it for a winner, which BOTH make me a better player in the long run. Nobody else would ever hit a short forehand that hard at a net player, but I often kick my serves to his eyes, and volley to his size 15 feet.
Kinda makes it even actually.