1. Venus Williams

Posted by Brodie under: SW19, Venus

20 Jun 2010

Weapons: Somehow becomes graceful on grass, gigantic serve, makes the long reach work.
Weaknesses: Getting old?

It’s been said a million times. Venus’s game seems strangely awkward, being tall and lanky, and with sometimes less than stellar movement. But on grass, it somehow becomes graceful. The huge, fluid serve, the long reach… everything just works. And when she starts getting on top of the ball, she gets hammering it into the ground, and without much of a bounce, you’re way back on your heels without a shot in hell. And that’s not just the service game. The returning is nutso too. To boot, Venus is having a fantastic 2010, and is a top contender for her sixth Wimbledon title.

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