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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old May 17th, 2009, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

Following a discussion I had with another poster on here, we couldnt come to a mutral decision as to whether her backhand or forehand is better.

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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

Forehand, more power, more winners.
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overall better bh imo but her forehand return of serve can be freaking scary, look at what she was doing to ivanovic's serves in dubai

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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

Depends on what you mean by "better". She makes more winners with her forehand but her backhand is more steady. When the going gets tough she starts making errors with her forehand. Nothing new here, like most 2 handed backhand players. Just ask Davenport. The same.
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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

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overall better bh imo but her forehand return of serve can be freaking scary, look at what she was doing to ivanovic's serves in dubai
They made me crap my panties.

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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

I like her forehand better, but I guess that doesn't answer the question. I don't think her and Venus' backhands are particularly "nice looking".
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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

Backhand is more stable, but the forehand hits more spectacular shots
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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

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Backhand is more stable, but the forehand hits more spectacular shots
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I like her forehand better, but I guess that doesn't answer the question. I don't think her and Venus' backhands are particularly "nice looking".
I'm sorry but but why do you compare Venus and Serena here ? Serena's way of playing is way more classic whereas Venus is all over the place. Serena's serve movement is the best and is being taught in tennis schools. Venus's is not. Just like McEnroe.
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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

I've always felt her backhand is her best shot. Her forehand technique is SO ugly I hate even watching it. It will come up with flashy winners, but so does her backhand. Her best approaches to net are off the backhand, has more depth/width on it, and when she was younger that backhand was almost without a doubt the best shot in the game.

I know Venus is not part of this discussion, but I will briefly mention that I've preferred Venus' forehand to her backhand for quite some time. Now that side is very under appreciated, I feel.

Both, however, have issues on both sides depending on the day/their overall quality of play. It's a crapshoot as to which side is better on the day, but with Serena, I think her backhand is consistently better.
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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

nothingfails999 u really had 2 crap on Venus' serve? we are talking Serena's backhand and forehand - which is better. thats it.

where do you get serve from a topic about fhs and bhs???
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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

Backhand is more solid and consistent... forehand is more powerful, but shaky at some times!

So the edge goes to the backhand!
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Re: Does Serena Williams have a better Backhand or Forehand ?

Serena herself actually considers the backhand her signature shot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em9uuA03hi8

Then again, Venus' signature shot is supposed to be the return of serve which Serena's much better at.
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