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Who Uses An Inside Out Backhand?

We all know that alot of people run around their backhands to smack forehands, but who consistently runs around their FOREHAND to smack their backhand?

The only one I can think of is Venus.

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Justine Henin doesn't really do that, especially now that she has worke don her forehand and it's much better, however if she were to run around the hit backhand, it certainly wouldn't be a bad choice =P

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Serena does this alot. As a matter of fact, watch a doubles match with Serena and you will see that she hits that return all the time.

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Serena does this a lot. Why? I can't figure it out. Her forehand is leagues ahead of her backhand.
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venus - she got an honorable mentian in that "best strokes of all time" article for her inside out backhand return crosscourt...



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Monica Seles also does it sometimes. But she doesn't run around it so to speak.

Regarding Venus, in the Australian Open final, John McEnroe said something about how he couldn't believe she ran around her forehand to hit her backhand on some of the points. He said he found it crazy!

I also do it when I play, it's my more consistent side and I like hitting it DTL

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Don't know why but it is a shot that she loves to hit.

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Don't know why but it is a shot that she loves to hit.
Maybe becuz her forehand is probably her only weakness? ...

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The Williams' backhands makes fewer errors though.

I can't think of another player that does that.
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I do that a lot

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The one specific shot that I can remember when she did this was the finals of New Haven last year. On match point, Lindsay hit the serve into the body on the Duece side of the court. Venus just scooted to the right, and hit an insideout backhand return winner to win the championship. It was great.

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An inside-out backhand is not the same thing as a run-around backhand.

An inside out backhand is where someone hits a backhand that travels on an angle towards the sideline on the same side of the court. It's the opposite of a crosscourt shot.

For example: You're standing about mid-court at the baseline and you're a right-hander. You hit the backhand and it's direction travels towards the left side of the court.

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Daniela Hantuchova has a beautiful I/O BH

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Tatiana Panova also has a lovely inside out backhand
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An inside-out backhand is not the same thing as a run-around backhand.

An inside out backhand is where someone hits a backhand that travels on an angle towards the sideline on the same side of the court. It's the opposite of a crosscourt shot.

For example: You're standing about mid-court at the baseline and you're a right-hander. You hit the backhand and it's direction travels towards the left side of the court.

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Daniela Hantuchova has a beautiful I/O BH
I know that quite well.

Venus did exactly what you said. It was a body serve, but Venus had to step to the right, and she hit an insideout backhand return winner. It wasn't a run-around. But, it was beautiful. Lindsay didn't even atempt to retrieve it.

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oh i get it! Lindsay and Kim has a great inside out backhand then. not to mention Martina one of the best ball placers in tennis.

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