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Hingis: Henin's backhand could be her weakness

Hingis said on Eurosport that she thinks Henin backhand is the weakest part. She said players should be more attacking her backhand. Because she feels Justine needs time when she use her backhand. When you play fast at it it breaks down.

IMO I don't agree with Hingis. I just feel when she is attacked on her backhand she has a great defensive slize.
So I don't think this will be the key to defeat Justine.

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Yep I agree with her... actually that's what Venus does when she plays against Justine.


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thats a very true comment by Hingis. U watch when Justine plays Serena and Venus and other power hitters .... If they drill the backhand of Henin, you see Henin make the errors and jacknife/fall backwards and be off balance when she comes in contact with the ball. The backhand just falls apart when attacked.
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Yep I agree with her... actually that's what Venus does when she plays against Justine.
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Agreed, it is an excellent shot but a bit overated. Her forehand is better IMO.

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Well done Hingis
At least some proper analysis. I have not heard any of the current commentators identify how to play Henin. Preferential treatment or what? With all this talk about who is better of the four, the commentators seem to have lost perspective.
It should not just be a case of picking on Venus and Serena(even in their absence) but a case of analysing the game of the most dominant player at the time and coming up with the ideas for other players who want to win against her – at the moment the dominant players happen to be Henin (Serena & Clijsters to a lesser degree).

In the past Henin herself has been quoted as saying her forehand is her best shot. Yet the commentators can’t seem to get this. Time and time again you hear commentators puzzling because of the errors coming off the Henin’s backhand (when she plays a power players) or because most of the winners in matches played come from the forehand. Listening to them I am like “hello, do you guys actually listen to the players when they speak..…. I think not”.

They love her backhand so automatically it must be her best shot And who says all ex-tennis players turned tennis commentators are smart?

Again kudos to Hingis for her insight.

(And also Venus for already figuring Henin out ).
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that 3as waaaaay back then people. now her backhand doesnt require much time anymore.

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yeah i have to agree. on clay it's good, but anywhere else i think she makes a lot of errors of it when pressured, but people just get mesmerised by a couple of brillliant shots because it is such a fluid stroke
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ahh Martina I wish you could come back and attack it1 such a clever girl

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Martina also said tha Kim her strongest point is her power but that it also is her weakest point. She said that she would pllay with a lot af variation, making angles so Kim wouldn't be able to produce big hitters

Martina also said that you can see the backhand thing of Justine when she runs for a fh-shot after the ball is played on the bh-site (lol don't know the exact English words for this lol I hope it makes any sence .. if not .. to bad )

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Martina also said tha Kim her strongest point is her power but that it also is her weakest point. She said that she would pllay with a lot af variation, making angles so Kim wouldn't be able to produce big hitters

What does this have to do with the fact that Hingis said Henin's backhand could be her weakness
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Who cares what Hingis says. She didn't win GS in 4 years and 9 months...
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hingis , what an insight! now thats why eurosport took her in as a commentator, it's nice to hear someone talk about tennis like they really know it
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Martina also said tha Kim her strongest point is her power but that it also is her weakest point. She said that she would pllay with a lot af variation, making angles so Kim wouldn't be able to produce big hitters

What does this have to do with the fact that Hingis said Henin's backhand could be her weakness

euhm I just wanted to add something Martina said for the record she also said she was a fan of Myskina's game and thinks Chanda is the most underestimated player

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She also said that Myskina has no weakness

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