Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: In Albert Costa's Arms
nathalie tauziat and jana novotna had suspect forehands. tauziat's was far too flat and slappy! jana's had a big wind-up/backswing but with little in the way of reward.
ASV would whip the ball up with too much topspin on the cross-court forehand. sometimes she'd lose all confidence and resort to just blocking it back to keep it in court. which was fine against most players because they 'hated' that paceless forehand landed deep near the baseline. if you were willing to go to net on an approach to ASVs forehand, you'd get soem rich pickings. all of this became more apparent in the last 5-6 years of her career. prior to about 1995, she was actually quite steady all round on that wing.
hingis - the forehand wasn't powerful, but she'd rarely miss with it, so not really a weakness. it was not a glaring weakness compared with the rest of her game anyway.
You have long been my goal, been my chasing, been my soul. I have hung out on the edge. But I just couldn't let go. There's a time to forgive. There's a time to forget. Close your eyes, get ready, set. Walk me down this fall I'm taking but don't let me go yet. Oh let me go, sweetheart, throw me, around you, like you know me. And remember me too. Remember me too from a dream i had of you. Mary Margaret O'Hara | Dream I Had | Apartment Hunting | 2002.