Re: Myth: Venus Williams hits flat??
@ transparent Hingis hater Apoleb; if you watched any tennis in your life time you would know that Hingis' backhand was one of the flattest shots on tour, so OF COURSE it's not going to have high RPMs. Her forehand was her weaker wing, but nonetheless she used topspin more effectively than most to kick the ball up high to her opponent's backhand. RPMs have nothing to do with it.
And yes, Hingis even said back in the day that Venus hits with a lot of spin. (She also said Seles hits the hardest, which I probably agree with) However, as has been pointed out, she only hits with spin compared to all those flat hitters she was being compared with. Her shots are still relatively flat, or somewhere in the middle, like most with a semi-western grip.
"It’s always been, ‘I wonder what she’s got, Sharapova?’, because I don’t see that she’s got something that special… Or do you know? Can you tell? What’s so exceptional about her?”
-- Legend, shortly before crushing Vulturepova