Why can't the women serve?

Originally Published: September 8, 2009
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story originally published by ESPN.com on Aug. 26, 2009.

In the madness pervading the women's draw during the first week of the U.S. Open, there has been a common link: the serve. Or rather, the lack thereof.

Top seed Dinara Safina hit nine double faults during her third-round loss on Saturday night, bringing her total to a tournament-leading 35. That's the equivalent of almost nine games, continuing a recent pattern of trouble in ...

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