Re: Tennis Players Grips
Well for those who don't understand grips, I will try to explain it in the easiest way possible.
An eastern grip is when you hold the racquet handle like a stick.
A continental grip is when you hold the racquet handle like a hammer.
A western grip is when you hold the racquet handle like a frying pan handle.
As for the pros, Venus started her career with a full western grip, then she developed wrist problems during early 2000 and from then on switched to a semi western grip leaning more towards eastern.
Serena's grip is a full western now however during her Serena Slam days certain photo's taken from the sideways frame show her hitting a more extreme eastern grip.
Henin's grip was extreme eastern.
Hingis had a western grip.
Graf had an eastern grip.