Summary of “How Serena Williams Used the Most Beautiful Service Toss in Tennis to Beat Her Sister Venus at the U.S. Open”

Serena Williams has the most beautiful service toss in tennis-aesthetically pleasing, effortlessly smooth, the ball gently leaving the left hand of a player whose game is anything but gentle.
Serena drubbed her sister Venus on Friday night, 6-1, 6-2, because her toss was preternaturally consistent and spectacularly functional.
Most tennis players are taught to serve with that arm and hand, and thus, when serving, toss the ball with their non-dominant arm and hand.
Here is something rarer: her beautiful toss has no “Tells.” Even most very good servers indicate with their toss what kind of serve is coming: out front for a flat serve, out wide a bit toward the racquet-hand side for a slice, above the crown of the head for a topspin kick serve.
True, of the ten aces Serena struck, it wouldn’t have mattered even if Venus had guessed right: they were simply too good, painting the lines.
Beyond the aces, there were many Serena serves that Venus got a racquet on and never got back over the net, and many others that she did get over the net, but which landed short or smack in the center of the court-balls Serena could pounce on to take control of the point.
Venus just could not get into enough points when Serena was serving to create the kinds of angles that would have tested that ankle.
Serena Williams played the best match since her return to the game after giving birth to her daughter, nearly a year ago.

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