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what are the most underrated shots in women's tennis?

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#3. martina hingis forehand - not as world class as her backhand? sure. nonetheless, when she takes it early, she hits it with a great amount of accuracy and spin. her forehand down the line is every bit as good as her backhand down the line.

#2. kim clijsters' backhand - few people mention how good of a backhand she has. a very fluid motion produces a powerful, consistent stroke that is preferable to her forehand in my opinion. she's very strong off her back leg, and so she can hit great defensive backhand winners.

#1. serena williams' backhand - for all the talk about her forehand and her serve, her backhand is often overlooked. she can hit delicate, short angles better than anyone this side of the swiss miss, and of course she has great power on this side, too. dare i say, i prefer her backhand over her sisters'.

of course, these are just MY opinions nothing more, nothing less. so what shots do you think are underrated?

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pierce backhand
petrova forehand
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Serena's BH is not underrated, its better than her FH, if your looking for errors from Serena they often come from the FH

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Sveta's serve
Sveta's backhand
Dementieva's serve (i know, i know but its so much better than it was and i think now its underrated)
Vaidisova's backhand (everyone talks about her forehand-but i think her backhand is better)
Pennetta (in general shes underrated)
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I would like to think Amelie's serve. During Wimbledon it seemed like even the commentators were surprised on how much pace she was putting on it.
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Serena's BH is not underrated, its better than her FH, if your looking for errors from Serena they often come from the FH
In a way it is because it does not produce the same spectacular winners or produces winners at will like her forehand. Nevertheless, she can come up with some fabolous angles with that backhand, especially on the return of serve.
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I like it when serena uses slice from her backhand. THat's hot.

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maria sharapova's movement -- i think some people forget that she can move pretty darn well

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I would like to think Amelie's serve. During Wimbledon it seemed like even the commentators were surprised on how much pace she was putting on it.
her serve is underrated as well, but sometimes it can go on vacation too

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again - straightfoward.

#3. martina hingis forehand - not as world class as her backhand? sure. nonetheless, when she takes it early, she hits it with a great amount of accuracy and spin. her forehand down the line is every bit as good as her backhand down the line.

#2. kim clijsters' backhand - few people mention how good of a backhand she has. a very fluid motion produces a powerful, consistent stroke that is preferable to her forehand in my opinion. she's very strong off her back leg, and so she can hit great defensive backhand winners.

#1. serena williams' backhand - for all the talk about her forehand and her serve, her backhand is often overlooked. she can hit delicate, short angles better than anyone this side of the swiss miss, and of course she has great power on this side, too. dare i say, i prefer her backhand over her sisters'.

of course, these are just MY opinions nothing more, nothing less. so what shots do you think are underrated?
I totally agree! Hingis can get overpowered on the forehand side but when she has time her forehand down the line is wicked.

I would add Venus forehand while it is her most vulnerable stroke it too can be quite spectacular when she's given pace on that side, she tends to spit pace with even more pace when they try to just overpower her with just pace going to her forehand.

I still like Venus backhand better than Serena's it's so much more fluid and her preparation is just incredible, she has such early preparation on the backhand side.

Kim's backhand is her money shot it's the shot that win's her matches, her forehand can create the big winners but it too accounts for about 70% of her errors.
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I totally agree! Hingis can get overpowered on the forehand side but when she has time her forehand down the line is wicked.

I would add Venus forehand while it is her most vulnerable stroke it too can be quite spectacular when she's given pace on that side, she tends to spit pace with even more pace when they try to just overpower her with just pace going to her forehand.

I still like Venus backhand better than Serena's it's so much more fluid and her preparation is just incredible, she has such early preparation on the backhand side.

Kim's backhand is her money shot it's the shot that win's her matches, her forehand can create the big winners but it too accounts for about 70% of her errors.
While I do agree that Venus has a better backhand than Serena, I think Serena's mechanics are must better than Venus'. Venus just is steadier hitting it.

But I think Serena's slice is extremely underrated. Probably cuz she rarely ever hits it

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when Serena is backed into a corner and looking to bust out.
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Vaidisova's backhand (everyone talks about her forehand-but i think her backhand is better)
Are you serious? Nikki's forehand is easily better than her backhand.


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patty schnyder's serve. she gets tremendous pace and spin on it, creating a lot of aces and very few double faults.

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