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Most overrated shot in tennis?

It would have to be Capriati's forehand, boy she can't even hit a winner of Elena Demented's serve

I also think that Mauresmo's backhand is very overrated.

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The serve. Elena Dementieva has reached two slams this year without one. Totally overrated.
Mind you most players can’t serve.
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Most one-handed backhands, Justine is constantly praised for hers while her forehand is the much more consistent and stronger shot, Amelie as well
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Yeah...Capriati´s forehand....a killer shot has to be a shot that produces winners and Capriati just isn´t a player who goes for winners.

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That is,Capriati isn't a player who goes for winners ANYMORE. At least not as much as she used to do. And I am sure that this is the main reason why she didn't beat Elena in the semis of the US Open. She should have treated those terrible Dementieva serves with the contempt they deserve. Go for a winner on (well,nearly) each one of them. Even if she missed some returns it would have put even more pressure on Elena,which probably would have resulted in more double faults. Jen did 100% her best as always,but being the fan that I am I was very frustrated that she didn't have a go at those serves.....................Why Jenny,WHY????

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Yeah...Capriati´s forehand....a killer shot has to be a shot that produces winners and Capriati just isn´t a player who goes for winners.

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i think its amelie's backhand as well. it goes all loopy under pressure. thats the difference with justine. when things get tight,(read, forehand making too many errors) the backhand is very reliable. amelie's backhand can be such a weapon when she wants but she slices and loops waaaay too much. i mean, i've seen some of the approach shots she's hit with that backhand and they were like whoa!

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Maybe Venus serve.

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Yep. Only the second serve though. The first one is great.

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That is,Capriati isn't a player who goes for winners ANYMORE. At least not as much as she used to do. And I am sure that this is the main reason why she didn't beat Elena in the semis of the US Open. She should have treated those terrible Dementieva serves with the contempt they deserve. Go for a winner on (well,nearly) each one of them. Even if she missed some returns it would have put even more pressure on Elena,which probably would have resulted in more double faults. Jen did 100% her best as always,but being the fan that I am I was very frustrated that she didn't have a go at those serves.....................Why Jenny,WHY????
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You said it....
I think he needs to read that post of yours...
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Most one-handed backhands, Justine is constantly praised for hers while her forehand is the much more consistent and stronger shot, Amelie as well
It's a crying shame that the lazy, manipulative patriarchal tennis powers that be would rather suppress teaching the one-handed backhand to women than take the time to instruct one of the simplest, most compact and solid strokes in the game of tennis. Repeat the following in your best blonde bouncy bimbo voice: "Oooo- it's to hard for me to hit! I need two hands!" Some day the girls will learn, but until then, just keep churning out those two-fisted variations on the chrissie clone era (nothing against Chrissie daze, but the clones are getting pathetic), humping and humping and humping, all for the enjoyment of men.

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Henin's backhand by far.....
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It's a crying shame that the lazy, manipulative patriarchal tennis powers that be would rather suppress teaching the one-handed backhand to women than take the time to instruct one of the simplest, most compact and solid strokes in the game of tennis. Repeat the following in your best blonde bouncy bimbo voice: "Oooo- it's to hard for me to hit! I need two hands!" Some day the girls will learn, but until then, just keep churning out those two-fisted variations on the chrissie clone era (nothing against Chrissie daze, but the clones are getting pathetic), humping and humping and humping, all for the enjoyment of men.
I am confused by this.

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I am confused by this.
Compare the number of great male players over the past 20 years (1984-2004)with two-handed backhands to the number of great male players during that same time frame with one-handed backhands. Now do the same with women's tennis for the exact same time frame. We could go back much farther than that, but most people here won't have a clue so let's just keep it simple.

Any clearer, or am I missing the source of your confusion?

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