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Thumbs up Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

According to Navratilova during the Hopman Cup final mixed doubles match.

For those that saw it, did you see her two-handed backhand volleys?

This is an entirely new way to volley with the two-handed backhand.
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Re: Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

My god, I was about to throw my remote at the fucking T.V.

Navratilova is YAP YAP YAP YAP YAP YAP YAP YAP...nothing constructive to say.
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Re: Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

I didn't see it, but I've seen two-handed backhand volleys before. What was unique about this one?
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I didn't see it, but I've seen two-handed backhand volleys before. What was unique about this one?
She hooked it crosscourt.

I'm sure it's been done hundreds of times, even by club players.

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Re: Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

Er, no, Nav didn't say that she invented a new volley. Louise Pleming did, and she doesn't know anything about tennis.

It was basically a swinging double-fisted backhand roll cross-court off a relatively low ball. Many people have done that before.

Serena. Simona. Ana. Petra. Venus.
Clijsters, Henin, Dementieva, Davenport.
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Re: Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

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My god, I was about to throw my remote at the fucking T.V.

Navratilova is YAP YAP YAP YAP YAP YAP YAP YAP...nothing constructive to say.
Nav basically was praising Serena the whole way for her tennis prowess, but when it came to Alicia, Nav came down like a tonne of bricks. It was funny, because the Australian commentators kept praising her and saying shit about the top ten, but Nav highlighted every single flaw in Alicia's game. E.g. her inability to hit a flat backhand.

Serena. Simona. Ana. Petra. Venus.
Clijsters, Henin, Dementieva, Davenport.
Martina Hingis - "No one else played like Hingis - no one could."
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Re: Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

Serena did invent the swinging double-handed forehand drop-volley though.

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Believe me, this was a fluke shot that can never be reproduced

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Re: Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

kveta peschke volleys with a two-handed backhand pretty often
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Re: Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

She was returning double handed forehands at sometimes, and even volleying with both hands, imagine if she changed to double-hander both sides?? It would be great!

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Re: Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

Think swing volley. Think only one player. Think Venus Williams.

I was practicing with Venus in Florida, and she was just killing me. I'm kind of glad she didn't make it, for my sake (laughter). You can't sleep on her because she's playing unbelievable. I got to take my chance now while she's out because when she's coming back, she's really playing like she's playing with no fear and she's practicing really hard. Yeah, she's playing unbelievable. > Serena Williams AO '07
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Serena did invent the swinging double-handed forehand drop-volley though.
I loved that.
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Re: Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

WTF.

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Re: Serena Williams invented a new form of backhand

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I loved that.
And then she smiled like it wasn't intentional

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