Who is and who isn´t a "ballbasher"?
I am somewhat perplexed by the TF (mis)use of the word "ballbasher". Who exactly is and who isn´t a "ballbasher"? As I understand the term, it refers to a player who tries to hit almost every ball as hard as she possibly can. If so, Gajdosova probably properly counts as a ballbasher.
But what about i.e. Lucie Šafářová? Surely, she has an aggressive and offensive style of play, but her CC forehand has huge amount of topspin on it and often plays loopier balls from her backhand side to get a shorter ball that she could attack.
Petra Kvitová often uses great angles, in particular on her backhand side (and frequently uses backhand slice as well).
Last edited by Matej; May 5th, 2011 at 07:33 PM.