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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2017, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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How many WTA players use Eastern Forehand grip?

I don't get why it became an unpopular FH grip. I love watching Eastern forehands. Some of these active players showed that you can have great forehand with this grip in the modern era (especially Petra and Angie who can produce magic with their forehands).

I can't list them all so I'll just list the ones I think of first when it comes to using an Eastern forehand grip. You can post pictures of retired players as well.









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Re: How many WTA players use Eastern Forehand grip?

@Corswandt made a beautiful list of current grips recently:

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Eastern
Rybarikova
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Oudin
Davenport
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Robson
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Brandi (Kristina)
I also really enjoy Eastern grips
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Re: How many WTA players use Eastern Forehand grip?

Always loved Davenport's FH.

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Re: How many WTA players use Eastern Forehand grip?

Looks like it's more popular with lefties in the modern game. I think some of the very best forehands from the game use the eastern grip.. One notable exception is Ivanovic, who had a semi-western grip (there are probably more, but can't be bothered to think of them).
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Re: How many WTA players use Eastern Forehand grip?

I've read a lot of people saying that Graf's FH (probably the most lethal Eastern FH of all time) was an ugly shot aesthetically. I don't agree with it, I've always loved that kind of FHs.

That being said, Date played with an Eastern FH and Clijsters had an Easternized FH, too.

I've never found a good video of Shelby Rogers practicing to really look at her grip in action closely but she certainly moves her arm like she's hitting with an Eastern grip.
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Re: How many WTA players use Eastern Forehand grip?

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Looks like it's more popular with lefties in the modern game. I think some of the very best forehands from the game use the eastern grip.. One notable exception is Ivanovic, who had a semi-western grip (there are probably more, but can't be bothered to think of them).
Agreed. Eastern grip FHs have great potential. If a player has a great feel and natural timing, eastern grip FH would be ideal imo. I don't think Petra would look as GOATish with a significantly different FH grip. Even Federer's FH grip leans heavily towards eastern most of the times which of course suits him perfectly. Delpo uses eastern grip as well. Kerber's counterpunching would suffer with a different grip imo. Her FH is ideal for counterpunching/absorbing/redirecting pace. She can take the ball early with it and return with it without much preparation. Western grips FHs are much better for generating top spin and result in more consistency in general but eastern grip FHs have higher reward if used right imo. I would like to see more players use the eastern grip.
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Re: How many WTA players use Eastern Forehand grip?

Angie's is probably the most Eastern. I feel like Petra's is almost semi-western.


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Kerber's counterpunching would suffer with a different grip imo. Her FH is ideal for counterpunching/absorbing/redirecting pace. She can take the ball early with it and return with it without much preparation.
So true. My forehand grip is super western and though my forehand is a very good shot that wins me tons of easy points, I absolutely despise the amount of effort that has to go into it and how bad it is defensively. Even anybody who hits low flat balls to my forehand will annoy the hell out of me because I have to move into perfect position really quickly to deal with it.

What surprises me about Angie is how good her crosscourt forehand is with that grip.

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