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Who had the better grasscourt game? Mauresmo or Henin

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Henin! Mauresmo will never win Wimbledon!!
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Mauresmo obviously. henin didn't have a grass game.

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Re: Who had the better grasscourt game? Mauresmo or Henin

Justine, but only by sliver. Although Mauresmo had the better net game, Henin had a more effective serve and forehand on grass. The 2006 Wimbledon final will always be the biggest regret in Justine's career for me.

Statistics wise, head to head on grass is tied 1-1. Henin had 2 Wimbledon finals, 3 semis, Mauresmo 1 win and 3 semis.

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They both had pretty good grass games but Mauresmo has the slightly better grass game in my opinion.
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Amelia ekes this out with her net game, especially since she could use the S&V as more than just a change-up.

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LOL, not only did Henin never win Wimbledon, but she lost in the final to Mauresmo. Next.
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All because Henin had a one-handed backhand, everyone claimed she was a great grass court player. No, she wasn't. And her results compared to Mauresmo show it.

Grass court tennis is much more than a slice and one handed backhands.
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Amelia ekes this out with her net game, especially since she could use the S&V as more than just a change-up.

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This is largely due to her serve, and not her net-game. The slice out wide was very effective on grass.
On the other hand, Justine's sub-50 first serve percentage hurt her more on this surface than anywhere else.

I don't think Amelie's net-game was superior to Justine's. Her transition game was a bit better; Justine's volleys were more effective.
The only thing that kept Justine close in the third set of the Wimbledon final after her serve, return and forehand deserted her was her net game.

They split their grasscourt match-ups (Mauresmo winning on the slower Wimbledon grass and Justine winning on the slicker Eastbourne).
Both matches could have gone either way. Outside the Wimbledon loss, Justine actually had a better grasscourt record. I call this a draw.
That said, peak Justine would blitz peak Amelie on grass; she just couldn't sustain that level for more than a set in either of those matches.

Slowing down the Wimbledon grass helped Amelie more than it helped any other woman.
Allowed her to hit junk with her compromised groundstrokes on the baseline until she could sneak to the net or have her opponent make an error.

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Momo.

She defeated Henin in the 2006 final playing great grass-court tennis.
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The one that has a Wimbledon title.


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Over all it goes to Henin, Mauresmo is just a bit better in 2006.

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Re: Who had the better grasscourt game? Mauresmo or Henin

Mauresmo Wimbledon title thumps whatever Henin did in her grass court achievements.
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