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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Whose backhand is better, Wozniacki or Azarenka??

Vika's. Dullniacki's BH is a decent shot, I'll admit, but Vika's return of serve on her backhand is simply amazing, so I'll go with her. It's also important to note that Dullniacki's BH became worse since late 2010/early 2011, so Vika wins for sure.
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Re: Whose backhand is better, Wozniacki or Azarenka??

Caro's, simply because no matter how bad she ended the year playing at her best she does everything better than Vika minus hitting forehands and returning serves.

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Vika's backhand is an amazing shot on its own. Caroline's backhand is good as well but mainly because it is supplemented by her good movement and terrific anticipation. So Vika's.

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Vika's is awfully brilliant :cry:

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Offensively, definitely Vika's. But overall, I give a slight edge to Caroline because she's so good with it defensively - passing shots and lobs, as well as neutral rallies and on the run. If Vika isn't set up to hit her backhand, I don't think its that great.
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I don't know. There are things that are good about both.

I do feel Borz has more disguise with her BH when she actually finishes the points. Although I'm not sure if the opponent is just surprised that she actually leaned into a shot.
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Re: Whose backhand is better, Wozniacki or Azarenka??

Azarenka has some beautiful backhand shots especially backhand swinging volleys, but given how Wozniacki's fh and serve is relatively abysmal, it speaks volumes as to how good Wozniacki's bh, as a rallying and attacking shot, is to her game.


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Amazing shot from Woz always come from her Backhand.
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Re: Whose backhand is better, Wozniacki or Azarenka??

Wozniacki's is the better shot to my mind but smart players have been able to put it under pressure of late. I've seen it a few times where they hit wide to Caro's forehand 2 or 3 times in a row. To compensate, Caro stands a little over to the forehand side and is anticipating another out there. A ball hit wide to her backhand then has her hitting off balance and draws the error. But, even though it's a backhand error, this stems from a weakness on her forehand not her backhand.

Other than that though, hitting to Caro's backhand is asking for trouble, as Kuznetsova discovered at the US Open this year.
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Re: Whose backhand is better, Wozniacki or Azarenka??

Woz seems to win matches single (double) handedly off the backhand side. She's got no forehand and her serve has degraded in the last 12 months - logically the backhand must be pretty amazing.

Though i personally like Vika's better but i'm not sure if that's just cause i personally like Vika better

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I don't know. There are things that are good about both.

I do feel Borz has more disguise with her BH when she actually finishes the points. Although I'm not sure if the opponent is just surprised that she actually leaned into a shot.
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Re: Whose backhand is better, Wozniacki or Azarenka??

Azarenka's is as technically sound as can be, she is able to generate quite a lot of pace with it by taking balls early with her BH. Contrary to what some say in here, it's also fairly good defensively. She is able to pull off passing shots, with ease. She also has a decent to good BH slice (which she almost never uses but anyway). Wozniacki's BH has regressed, it used to be her main gun when she was counterpunching by hitting it DTL, she does nothing with it anymore nowadays, just like she does with her FH. Wozniacki's BH slice is also downright pathetic.
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I don't know. There are things that are good about both.

I do feel Borz has more disguise with her BH when she actually finishes the points. Although I'm not sure if the opponent is just surprised that she actually leaned into a shot.
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