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Slow motion and stop action video of Serena Williams hitting a slice serve ace while winning the title against Marion Bartoli at the Bank of the West Classic tournament, Stanford, CA 2001.
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I play tennis and this isn’t easy sport. But I like tennis. And I am good
I play tennis and it isn’t easy
Service technique in tennis
Serena absolutely pronates as do all the top pros. If you can’t see it you
are not really looking.
I never said anything about shoulder rotation! My definition is from
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. I am very familiar with Brian Gordon’s work.
He has substantiated much of the work of Oscar Wegner, an authoritative
source on modern tennis technique. Besides, the question here was not the
degree of force from pronation in the pro serve, you contended that it does
not exist in this example, which the footage itself clearly contradicts.
Easy. At :20, at :50, at 1:54. The palm is facing toward the right fence,
NOT at the target.
Pronation: rotation of the forearm in such a way that the palm of the hand
faces backward when the arm is in the anatomic position, or downward when
the arm is extended at a right angle to the body
I’m don’t mean to say that Fed uses pronation; instead, he uses what
teaching pros call pronation. Scientists say that is the wrong word. Again,
this isn’t my opinion, this is what bio-mechanical scientists that study
athletes say. Wish I could post links, but YouTube blocks those. Look at,
say, some photos of Djokovic. You see him rotate from his shoulder, then
after the ball is hit, the outside bone on his forearm is pushed up, other
bone, the “Ulner” is pointing down. Not simple pronation
/watch?v=8xbC31AQqSg Slice out wide at duce court with clear pronation.
No pro does that… that’s for hackers
All of you are stupid. Just ask her and fed how its done and you’ll know…
or pay their serve coach a fee and find out.
Yup, good observation that her arm rotates prior to striking the ball, but
does not continue to rotate severely outward, which is the process that
some teaching pros characterize as pronation and claim all pros do on every
single serve. There are many elements of rotation: Shoulder, ulnar
deviation, and pronation, certainly not predominantly pronation (a misused
word). Williams does not end up with her palm facing far out to her right
or even upwards, as say, John Isner does on a kick serve.
i hate serena williams luck serve!
you reasoning is worse than Rush Limbaugh’s
?! You’re just itching for someone to call you retarded, aren’tcha? Serena
Williams hit a Record 102 aces at Wimbledon last year!Serena did that via
her consummate Skill, not mere “luck,” Retardo.There.You got your wish!
Very nice video, and explanation as well. I didn’t know that there is no
pronation in slice serve, That’s why i don’t do it. Now I will.
I just ran this video at half-speed (which is 1/4 full speed) and she DOES
pronate on the slice serve. It’s simply not natural to not pronate. This
guy is wrong, and on top of that many people are going to wind up with
tennis elbow because of that. Everybody, just throw the racquet head at the
ball without trying to put any ‘junk’ on the ball. The arm will turn inward
naturally (to protect itself).
Yes, amateurs can, but pros don’t. That hasn’t been taught in perhaps 20
years and certainly no tour pros suppinate on the slice. The question is
whether the pros rotate their arms and palms outward after impact on every
serve. Many pros (Federer, Djokovic, Raonic) do, I’m simply showing that
isn’t the only way.
Superb, thank you
I don’t think she stops rotating at impact, why you stopped the video at
the most interesting part? At the end I think seconds later one would
see that her racketface points to the right, so even Serena does rotate.
But I’m not sure cause the first slowmotion is filmed from a bad angle so
it’s not really clear to see
one hundred percent agree . Opens up way to early doesnt pronate on her
slice serve she slaps at it. If she had better technique, like any male pro
her serve would be harder and more consistent..
Robin Soderling pronates on the slice serve
Don’t feed the troll. He/she knows Queen Rena is the greatest womens tennis
A wonderful fake. Slice can touch her only by the racket work of the arm
from an elbow. At first she grips it and changes it. She throws the
remainder by an angle of the gut and the turn of the arm.
can you comment on the left elbow pulling the shoulders down from the
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Man, this is so good. I am a very beginner. When I watched lot other videos
Some excellent points...liked the birds in background. Hope you do a kick
Thank you for your thoroughness. Making tennis fun again.
I wanna see your serve
GREAT SET OF TIPS AND NICE GOING THROUGH EACH STEP WITH DETAILS
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