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For a top tenner, Molik has one glaring weakness..

and it was made obvious in her match against venus.




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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 2005, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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her backhand. she was like 90% slicing all those balls and even if she hits it, it's not solid at all. i don't think she had one winner on the backhand side.=(

the forehand though is immensely huge.




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I did notice she hit A LOT of backhands wide.

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i thought her defense or footspeed or something and was getting ready to say she wasn't bad out there.
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You can't have a backhand like that if you want to be at the top of the top when you have her game. It's not like her serve is amazingly huge, she's not a WTA Roddick. The forehand is big, but it's not the biggest on tour.

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Moilk game has two huge weakness her backhand her return game, and Ikonw she got a lot of ball back last night but still movement is not good. A coaches dream really cus she really has a lot of talent
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she has a great backhand. you just havent been watching enough of her matches

and as for her return game...wow lol. somebody DEFINITELY needs to watch more of her matches.
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post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 2005, 09:58 PM
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Too bad Alicia has "glaring weaknesses." Unfortunately, Venus didn't have her shades on, and was unable to identify those weaknesses due to the glare.
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I was only half watching the match as I was getting ready for work, but i was listening to the commentators and i heard on 3 or 4 occasions how slicing to venus's forehand produced errors from venus, and they were saying her forehand down the line was having a bad day. Will have to watch the vid.
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Her backhand is very poor, and she's also no Steffi Graf in the movement department .

Luckily she has a big serve that can make easy forehands, however if she wants to become a good serve breaker, she has some work to do.

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I thought the slice really hurt venus at times? Graf did OK with one.

All of the current top 10 have something missing with their games either physically or mentally so Molik wouldn't be out of place there. If anyone actually got their weaknesses down to Graf's level we might have a dominant player again.
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Lindsay knows about her backhead weakness but it is so much improved since Zurich, Sharapova was making her spray her backhand a lot.... Molik's slice backhand that kept low caused Venus to consistantly overhit or net the ball so hopefully Lindsay won't have that problem.

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The slice was good against Venus. It is her weakness, she didn`t hit too many winners of it last night. But in previous matches, she been hitting that backhand well.


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For a top ten? Hey what about Demented's serve? I think Demented's fucked up serve is more of a liability then Alicia's backhand which is not powerful but still steady enough to let her stay in rallies and doesn't get shaky at tight moments unlike Demented's serve. If Demented can make the finals of two GSs and can stay in the top 5, I don't see any problem with Alicia stayin at least in the top 10 with that weak backhand.
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her backhand. she was like 90% slicing all those balls and even if she hits it, it's not solid at all. i don't think she had one winner on the backhand side.=(

the forehand though is immensely huge.
Pete Sampras had an equally weak 1-handed backhand as Alicia, and we all know how much that kept him from being a top player.
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