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View Poll Results: Who had the best FH of all-time?
Steffi Graf 85 59.86%
Serena Williams 28 19.72%
Sue Barker 3 2.11%
Ana Ivanovic 8 5.63%
Svetlana Kuznetsova 2 1.41%
Mary Pierce 16 11.27%
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Best Forehand of ALL-TIME? (Poll included!)

You nominated your choices in my last thread.

Now it's the time to vote and discuss!!


Some videos to illustrate:


Steffi Graf:
(Watch her fire three FH return winners in one single game!)

Opponent's view:


Serena Williams:
(I guess you'll see more forehands in this video than on any other!)


Sue Barker:


Ana Ivanovic:


Svetlana Kuznetsova:
(Kuzy's FH in full flight in the 2004 uso final)


Mary Pierce:
(Massive FHs from Mary in her '94 win over Graf)



Feel free to add your own videos that could add to the discussion!

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Graf 100%.
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Why is Ivanovic in this poll?
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Graf, no contest.
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How Ivanovic and Kuznetsova get on this list but not Henin is an absolute mystery.
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How Ivanovic and Kuznetsova get on this list but not Henin is an absolute mystery.
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Henin had a very lethal forehand at her peak
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Honestly I'd take Ivanovic's forehand over Henin's, when it's on. When it's off, I'd take anyone else's over Ivanovic's haha
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stosur's forehand is monstrous too

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Serena Williams:
(I guess you'll see more forehands in this video than on any other!)
OMG that's just awesome. How can I not vote for her after that.

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OMG that's just awesome. How can I not vote for her after that.
Kvitova has a similar video where most winners are forehands:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R26RvRctz4Q

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Of ALL-TIME, huh?

That's a really difficult question.
However, Graf and Serena are in my top 3.
I think Graf's signature shot was certainly her forehand, but Serena's is massive and causes far more psychological damage to her opponents, IMHO.
I'll just leave it at that though, because there is so much difference between the two eras(and the respective competition) that it's akin to asking 'who is the greatest tennis player of all time'.

Hopefully this will turn into an enlightening discussion before the typical board rebel rousers discover this thread.

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Of ALL-TIME, huh?

That's a really difficult question.
However, Graf and Serena are in my top 3.
I think Graf's signature shot was certainly her forehand, but Serena's is massive and causes far more psychological damage to her opponents, IMHO.
I'll just leave it at that though, because there is so much difference between the two eras(and the respective competition) that it's akin to asking 'who is the greatest tennis player of all time'.
I don't know about this, Graf's forehand really scared the hell out of everyone in the 90s. The way that she centered her whole game around it and pretty much dared opponents to take a shot that she could get her forehand on by continually slicing her backhand, it was a total mind game.
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