Originally written on Busted Racquet  |  Last updated 11/12/14

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Dinara Safina of Russia reacts after a play to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during day six of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Picking the worst overhead of the 2011 Australian Open is like choosing the worst Adam Sandler film of the past decade. There are so many worthy candidates, it's impossible to come up with a wrong answer. Serena Williams hit an overhead that landed five feet in front of her. Li Na sailed an easy one that landed near Perth. Lesser players seemingly forgot their earliest training and failed to move their feet and get their off-hand up before hitting. It was as if there were putting on a clinic on how not to smash the ball. And if that were the case, then Petra Kvitova held a symposium. Watch as the No. 2 seed completely whiffs on a key overhead during her fourth-round match against Ana Ivanovic: Kvitova has a lot of growing to do. A true veteran would have looked up at the sun in disgust, or fingered the strings of her racquet or bent over to feel her ankle after such a miss, anything to throw blame elsewhere.
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