“Most Beautiful Technique”: Billie Jean King Explains Why Serena Williams Holds an Upper-Hand on Against Others

Published 09/02/2021, 10:46 PM EDT
Serena Williams in action during her first round ladies’ singles match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on centre court on day two of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)


Serena Williams is a legend, and there is no doubt about that. She has proven herself on every surface there is to play tennis on. The entire world has recognized her talent and has given her respect for her game. She has a comparatively dominating game, but what makes her unique out of the lot is her serve. Williams has one of the most balanced serves on the tour. Many of the top players also agree to it and Billie Jean King is the most recent star to show appreciation for the GOAT Serena. 

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LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – AUGUST 13: Serena Williams serves during her match against Venus Williams during Top Seed Open – Day 4 at the Top Seed Tennis Club on August 13, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

In an interview with Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison, King talked about what made Serena the unique one.

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She stated, “the one thing I want to say about Serena is she has the most beautiful serve ever in the history of our sport. I’ve heard men say it and everyone says it… I always said Sampras and Sampras had the best second serve and you are only as good as your second serve. Serena has the most beautiful technique. I remember when I first met her, I think I saw her serve. I told her don’t change a thing. She already had the tempo at a very young age… That serve has gotten her out of more tough situations than anything else.”

Serena Williams dominates with her serve

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There is no doubt that Serena’s serve helps her have the upper hand against her opponents. Even when she is down in any certain game, she bounces back up with probably an ace or a tough to return serve.

The 23-time grand slam winner, Serena, has been suffering from injury since her fall at Wimbledon. She is now on her road to recovery. Hopefully, she will be seen back in action soon on the court. Will Serena Williams be able to return and dominate her opponents with her serve?
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