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Serena Williams
Serena combines strength with speed


Serena Williams is one of the quickest players in the women's game.

Her rapid movement, speed of thought and quick reactions allow her to dictate the play no matter what the situation

Serena hits all her shots with great power.

Power is the combination of strength and speed and it's vital to get the balance right.

Too much strength work can slow you down, but Serena has the balance spot on.

One of the most impressive things about Serena's athletic ability is that for all her strength and power she's still very flexible.

This helps her hit the ball hard by increasing her range of movement. It also helps when her opponents put her under pressure.

Watch how she manages to lunge out wide to shots under pressure. She almost seems to be doing the splits, yet maintains her balance and strength.



Introduction

Andy Roddick
Serena Williams
Roger Federer
Maria Sharapova

Serena's facts
Born: 26 September 1981 Michigan, USA
Lives: Florida, USA
Height: 5'9" (1.75 m)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Plays: Right handed (two-handed backhand)
Wimbledon titles: Two
Favourite food: Japanese/sushi


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