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Single-handed backhand ruling in Barcelona: Carla, Francesca and Roberta in semis

Anyone remembers when it was the last time that 3 players with single-handed backhands reached semis in a WTA tournament?

I still remember Wimbledon '94 when all 4 semifinalists had one And 3 of them had had their 30th birthday already

...winning the title the young 22 year old debutant

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I could only remember Daniilidou defeating Mauresmo and Henin in QF and SF of Rosmalen-2002.
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Anyone remembers when it was the last time that 3 players with single-handed backhands reached semis in a WTA tournament?

I still remember Wimbledon '94 when all 4 semifinalists had one And 3 of them had had their 30th birthday already

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Re: Single-handed backhand ruling in Barcelona: Carla, Francesca and Roberta in semis

Not for a very long timeb

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oh yes, the 2004 olympics.
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And the one handed backhand is supposed to be a weakness on clay due to the higher ball bounce

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Re: Single-handed backhand ruling in Barcelona: Carla, Francesca and Roberta in semis

vinci hits double handed backhand last time i saw her play, although rarely

therefore only 2 semi finalists had one handed backhands
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vinci hits double handed backhand last time i saw her play, although rarely

therefore only 2 semi finalists had one handed backhands
Yeah right, like every player would hit eventually a one handed backhand...that doesn't make her a double backhand player

She considers herself that she plays one-handed as her WTA profile says (data provided by the players themselves). End of discussion

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vinci hits double handed backhand last time i saw her play, although rarely
are you sure it was her then?
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yup i rememember when she played clijsters at eastbourne, and schnyder at linz, plenty of double handed backhands were hit by vinci

although her slices were much more effective imo
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yup i rememember when she played clijsters at eastbourne, and schnyder at linz, plenty of double handed backhands were hit by vinci
wrong tournmaments or really you're confusing her with someone else
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I thought Vinci had a double handed backhand

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Re: Single-handed backhand ruling in Barcelona: Carla, Francesca and Roberta in semis

lol that's right, Roby hasn't played any of these players in those tournaments

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lol that's right, Roby hasn't played any of these players in those tournaments
she played once eastbourne and never played linz
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